Welsh golfer Amy Boulden finishes fourth in China

The tournament victory went to Chinese world number five Shanshan Feng, imperious and a winner by six shots on 17 under par, carding a closing 70 despite an opening double bogey in her final round.

Amy Boulden finished in an impressive tie for fourth place but it could have been even better for the young Welsh player at the Buick Championship in Shanghai.

The 21-year-old had climbed from fifth place to second on the leaderboard at one stage, playing the first 11 holes of her final round in five under par to reach 10 under for the tournament.

But Boulden’s round deteriorated from there as she completed the next seven in three over to sign for a 70 that left her in a share of fourth.

The tournament victory went to Chinese world number five Shanshan Feng, imperious and a winner by six shots on 17 under par, carding a closing 70 despite an opening double bogey in her final round.

Boulden had a 67 on Saturday that she could not match, but it was nevertheless a satisfying week for last season’s Ladies European Tour rookie of the year.

She said: “The front nine I played solid golf. I was hitting it close and making some solid putts then on the back nine I just got a bit aggressive with my putts.

“It was a good week for me. I feel like my game is in good shape and I don’t feel far away. I’m happy with my performance and I got better each round. Although my score wasn’t as good today I got to five under and it could have been a really low round today so I’m just taking the positives away.”