Rebecca Hudson's topsy-turvy final round leaves her 12th as Feng strolls to victory in Dubai

Doncaster's Rebecca Hudson (Picture: PA).
Doncaster's Rebecca Hudson (Picture: PA).

DONCASTER'S Rebecca Hudson placed 12th in the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters after a roller-coaster final round that included only five pars.

Hudson amassed seven birdies but also six bogeys as she finished the event on three-under-par 285 (73 72 69 71).

China's Shanshan Feng was the runaway winner, triumphing by a record 12-shot margin.

"I am really delighted to win in Dubai, which is a lucky place for me,” said the 26-year-old.

Starting the round five shots in front, Feng carded a bogey-free 66 to equal her own record of 21 under par.

“Coming to this tournament my goal was a top-five finish and I’m delighted to exceed my expectations. Dubai has been really good to me, a lucky place, indeed,” said Feng, who made three birdies in each half.

“It wasn’t easy out there in the windy conditions, but I kept my composure and got the job done in the end."

Thailand’s Thidapa Suwannapura, who shot a final round 73, finished second on nine under with England’s Melissa Reid a stroke back in third.

Feng's victory makes her the first player from China to win the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit.

She began in Dubai with an unassailable lead and, after collecting a first prize cheque for €75,000 euros, took her season’s earnings to €399,213.41, €150,062.84 ahead of second-placed Reid.

Feng now boasts 15 career wins, including five on the Ladies European Tour, since turning professional in 2007.