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October 13, 2013

Shanshan Feng


Q. テつYou followed up your win with a runner‑up finish.テつ That's pretty awesome.テつ You didn't play in the final round, but you kind of surged back.テつ Just talk about the day today.
SHANSHAN FENG:テつ Well, I was in the second‑to‑last group, so to be honest I had less pressure than the other girls.テつ I started six back, I believe, and I knew, because I played with Lexi yesterday, she's in good shape.テつ We know she's not going to do bad today, so I had to shoot a really low score to catch her, which I tried but I didn't make.テつ My iron shots weren't that accurate and didn't make too many putts.
But I think 4‑under is still a very good round for me.

Q.テつ You have to be pleased just in general, and the birdie on 18, that had to be a cherry on top?
SHANSHAN FENG:テつ I had a very good finish.テつ It was birdie‑par‑birdie.

Q.テつ Going into next week just continuing what you've been doing?
SHANSHAN FENG:テつ Next week I'm off.テつ I'm going home.テつ I'm resting next week.

Q.テつ And then Taiwan after?
SHANSHAN FENG:テつ No, Japan.テつ I'm playing four weeks in a Japan.

Q.テつ So you're doing some JLPGA?

Q.テつ Do you now wish you kind of continued on, keep going‑‑
SHANSHAN FENG:テつ Yeah, I mean, after the win last week, the pressure is off, and I got my confidence back and I'm really relaxed on the courses.テつ I really enjoy playing now.

Q.テつ One more question about Lexi winning:テつ How good is that for the Tour?テつ She's been one of the faces and stars.テつ She's going to win her first as a member.テつ How big is that for the Tour in terms of exposure?
SHANSHAN FENG:テつ Yeah, just kidding, I think she's making us look old.テつ Going with her yesterday, watching her swing, she can swing like so hard and it doesn't hurt her body.テつ I was like, oh, very nice to be 18.テつ I mean, of course it's going to be huge because it's going to encourage a lot of the junior players to actually turn pro, and turn pro earlier because I think a lot of them have been going to colleges and then coming out, especially for Americans I would say that, because for Asians we mainly turn pro when we get to 17 or 18.
So I think it's really good if we can have a lot more good young American girls to come on the Tour, because it is the American Tour, right?テつ We want to see more Americans.

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