IJGA Alumni Shashan Feng goes Back-to-Back on the LPGA Tour and Named Women’s No. 1 Golfer in the World

Shanshan Feng wins back to back LPGA Tour events and is named the Rolex Rankings No. 1 Women’s Golfer in the World.

Shanshan won the Toto Japan Classic in Ibaraki, Japan the weekend of November 3-5th and then again, this past weekend at the Blue Bay LPGA in Hainan Island, China, making her the first player on the LPGA Tour this season to have back to back wins. These wins matched with her win at the LPGA Volvik Championship and 5 other Top 5 finishes this year has propelled her to the No. 1 spot on the Rolex World Golf Rankings.

Shanshan Feng, attended the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) in 2007 as the first student-athlete to enroll at IJGA from China. According to Shanshan from a 2008 interview, it was very important to live and compete within the culture in the U.S. and her experience at IJGA was key to succeeding as an international player. “You must get involved and be friends with the players,” she said. “Americans have the nature to show their personalities, like someone wearing all red while playing golf. It’s very important to show your personality under the spotlight. It means you are open-minded to fans and media.”

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