DALY CITY, Calif. – Shanshan Feng said she never made a stranger par than she did Sunday at the Swinging Skirts Classic.
Feng thought she missed an 8-foot putt for par at the 17th hole. Her putt curled around the back of the cup, stopping 3 or 4 inches behind the hole. She then walked around to the back of the hole, to tap in, but as she leaned over to hover her putter over the ball, the wind blew the it in the hole.
Feng was within the 10-second window that the rules allow, and so it counted as the oddest hole out she has ever made.
“It was funny,” Feng said. “It was a good two balls away from the cup when it stopped. It took a really strong gust of wind to blow it in the hole. I’ve never had that happen before.”
The wind helped Feng break 80 on a brutally windy day. She shot 79 to tie for 27th.