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Celebrating a newly-retired Shanshan Feng, the pioneering Chinese player who broke barriers with humor and one-of-a-kind style

SMG Logo By Beth Ann Nichols of SMG | Slide 1 of 5: Feng came to the U.S. in February of 2007 to attend the IJGA Academy and work with instructor Gary Gilchrist. She earned her card that December with a ninth-place finish at Q-School, becoming the first player from China to earn exempt status on tour. Another 18-year-old and future No. 1, Yani Tseng, was part of the same class. “I was really nervous because I’m a young one here,” said Feng, known as "Jenny" to her friends.

First Chinese player to earn an LPGA card

Feng came to the U.S. in February of 2007 to attend the IJGA Academy and work with instructor Gary Gilchrist. She earned her card that December with a ninth-place finish at Q-School, becoming the first player from China to earn exempt status on tour. Another 18-year-old and future No. 1, Yani Tseng, was part of the same class. “I was really nervous because I’m a young one here,” said Feng, known as "Jenny" to her friends.
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