Feng earns one-stroke victory at Reignwood Classic

CBSSports.com wire reports

BEIJING -- China's Shanshan Feng eagled the par-5 18th hole Sunday for a 68 and a one-stroke victory in the smog-affected Reignwood Classic, the LPGA's first tournament in Beijing.

American Stacy Lewis birdied four of her first six holes to quickly catch overnight leader Feng and led for most of the final round by one stroke before the Chinese golfer thrilled the local gallery with her late eagle after Lewis had putted out with a par.

Feng finished with a 26-under total of 266 on the par-73 Pine Valley Golf Club. Lewis also shot a final-round 68.

No. 1-ranked Inbee Park of South Korea finished third, also after a 68 Sunday, five strokes behind Feng. Australian veteran Karrie Webb shot 67 and was fourth, another stroke behind.

For most of the tournament, the players couldn't escape the capital's notorious pollution -- there was another smog delay of nearly three hours before the final round started Sunday. Germany's Sandra Gal was one of several players wearing surgical-style masks.

Six expressways were closed in the city due to reduced visibility Sunday and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing issued a warning that hazardous air quality readings meant American citizens should "avoid all physical activities outdoors."

Lewis' birdie on the par-3 13th put her in the lead by a stroke and that's where she stayed until the pivotal 18th after both players bogeyed the par-4 14th and birdied the par-5 16th.

American Jessica Korda, who led after the second round, had an even-par 74 Sunday after a 76 Saturday dropped her from the leaderboard. She finished the tournament in a tie for 15th, 16 strokes behind Feng.


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