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World No. 1 ShanShan Feng Leads Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

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WORLD NO. 1 SHANSHAN FENG LEADS BY A STROKE

WITH 18 HOLES TO GO AT PURE SILK-BAHAMAS LPGA CLASSIC

 

DEFENDING CHAMP BRITTANY LINCICOME POSTS 67 TO SURGE INTO CONTENTION

 

January 28, 2018, Paradise Island, Bahamas – Shanshan Feng of China led a charge of low scoring Sunday morning with a 4-under-par 69 to grab the lead with 18 holes remaining in the weather-shortened Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic at Atlantis Resort.

 

Feng stood at 7-under 139 through 36 holes to lead Amy Yang of Korea by a stroke with 18 holes remaining at the Ocean Club at Atlantis Resort. Yang fired a 68, while defending champion Brittany Lincicome had a 67, the low round of the tournament thus far, to join three others just two behind in the $1.4 million season-opening event on the LPGA. Also at 5 under with Lincicome were Lexi Thompson, last year’s runner-up, Wei-Ling Hsu of Taipei, Luna Sobron Galmes of Spain and Canada’s Brooke Henderson, the only player among the top seven who completed 36 holes Saturday.

 

Thompson, the reigning Race to the CME Globe champion, completed a 69 Sunday while Hsu shot 68 and Sobron Galmes, a rookie, 72. At 4-under 142  was a foursome led by Michelle Wie, who birdied four of her last eight holes for a 69. Mariah Stackhouse, a Pure Silk ambassador who received a sponsor exemption, made eight birdies in a 68, while Bronte Law and Sarah Jane Smith posted 70 and 73, respectively.

 

“It felt like another 9-hole round, but I think overall I did really well, because I had a really good start,” said Feng, 28, who had nine holes remaining when the second round resumed at 7 a.m. Sunday. “I had a birdie on the first hole and after that the wind died down a little today, so I think it allowed us — and they moved a lot of the tees up, so it allowed us to actually hit a lot of short ones, short clubs into the greens and had a lot of birdie chances, so I think overall I did pretty well.”

 

After being battered by strong, gusting winds that caused a suspension of the second round for more than a day, players on Sunday took advantage of the tapering breezes to turn the competition into a shootout. Only three of the top 12 on the leaderboard completed their second round on Saturday.

 

The cut came in at 6-over 152 with 78 players qualifying for the final round, four strokes higher than the previous high cut score (in 2016) in this tournament  The event has been shortened to 54 holes after winds gusting up to 43 miles per hour caused the second round to be suspended for nearly 27 hours. The final round begins at 10:55 a.m. EST with players going off in threesomes from both No. 1 and No. 10 tees. The final pairing of Feng, Yang and Lincicome starts at 1:07 p.m.

 

Playing in the toughest conditions of the week, Henderson completed her second round Saturday afternoon with a 73 and held the overnight lead by one over Feng, who is seeking her third victory in her last four starts dating to November when she won the Toto Japan Classic and Blue Bay LPGA.

 

Live final-round coverage on Golf Channel begins at 3 p.m. EST.

 

For more information, contact the Tournament Office at +1 242.676.2325 or the Media Center at 242.698.6005 or visit www.puresilkbahamasclassic.com.

 

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About the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with pre-clearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember: It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To purchase one-of-a-kind items from The Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.

 

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 28 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

 

About Global Golf Management

Global Golf Management is a worldwide sports event management company. With headquarters in Chicago, GGM has successfully staged nearly 900 events on five continents since its inception in 1989, including major championships on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS and LPGA, as well as the Olympic Golf competition. While GGM specializes in professional golf tournament production, the organization also manages and conducts corporate outings and other golf-related event ventures. For more information, visit www.GlobalGolfManagement.com or www.twitter.com/GlobalGolfMgmt.

Media contacts:

Dave Shedloski, Media Official, Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Shedloski@gmail.com +1 740.501.2265

Mike Harmon, Global Golf Management, mike@globalgolfmanagement.com +1 205.281.6704


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