Feng Shanshan became China's first golfer to be world No.1 after she claimed back-to-back wins with a thrilling victory at the Blue Bay LPGA yesterday. Feng shot a 2 under 70 for a nine under 279 total, beating Moriya who finished with a 70 for 280.
With this win, Feng is projected to become the first top-ranked golfer - male or female - from China.
''I finished first in China, so I actually claimed the world No. 1 in front of all the people at home,'' said Feng, ''I'm really happy about that, and I hope all the Chinese are going to be watching me ... Hopefully there will be more Chinese getting on the tours and more world No. 1's coming up from China.''
Feng, who is from the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou turned professional a decade ago.
The Blue Bay LPGA was her third win of the season and ninth career LPGA win, one of those being a Major (Women's PGA Championship in 2012).
Feng was also her country's first winner on the LPGA Tour (Wegmans LPGA Championship in 2012).