The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chinese golfer Shanshan Feng (������) has squeezed into the top 10 ranking at the 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic currently taking place at Lake Merced, San Francisco. Feng demonstrated her ambition to excel in the first round by scoring two-under-par in a tournament that has a par value of 72. Taiwanese player Hsu Wei-lin (�}����) also had a strong showing, scoring one-over-par. Feng and Hsu are among the six players sponsored by CTBC Bank (�����H�U�Ȧ�), which is also the organizer of the tournament. The event has attracted all of the world’s top 10 women players, including world No. 1 Lydia Ko, Michelle Wie, winner of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, and Lexi Thompson, titleholder of the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship. Feng has seized five birdies and currently sits in ninth place. Feng said a strong wind destabilized her second strike, and she will strive to improve her swing in the second round. Feng won fourth place in last year’s Swinging Skirts LPGA and is regarded as a dark-horse contender this year.
Taiwan’s Hsu was victorious at the 2013 LPGA Symetra Tour and after a year of competition in the U.S. she said she is aiming to perform her best in the game. A total of 144 players are competing for the US$2 million cash prize awarded to the winner.