Yueer “Cindy” Feng claimed her first Symetra Tour victory at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic on Sunday at Lake Wales (Fla.) Country Club.
The 18-year-old shot a final-round, 5-under 67 and finished at 9 under for the tournament.
Feng entered the final round one shot back of leader Maude-Aimee Leblanc, but made consecutive birdies on Nos. 7-9 and took control of the tournament for good when she eagled the 10th.
In her third event on the Symetra Tour, Feng earned $18,750, which moves her into the top spot on the Volvik Race for the Card money list through three events.
“This win takes the pressure off a little bit to know that I am able to perform well out here and to know I have a head start,” said Feng. “Knowing that I won the event with a bigger purse always helps too.”
Feng has conditional LPGA status through Q-School and plans on playing a full Symetra Tour schedule in 2014.
Jackie Stoelting, Megan McChrystal and Leblanc finished in a tie for second at 5 under.
– Information from the Symetra Tour was used in this blog