Wednesday & Thursday Pro-Am Results

1st place: Austin Ernst (Pro), John Barrett, McKay Barnes, Steven Hawk, Kyle Lowery

Score: 54 (17 under)

2nd place: Sung Hyun Park (Pro), William Cho, Hyoung-sei Park, KJ Kim, Keith Williams

Score: 55 (16 under)

3rd place: Katherine Kirk (Pro), Chad Mitchell, Rosetta Parks, Jeff Howe, Trent Jones

Score: 55 (16 under)

CLICK HERE FOR WEDNESDAY PRO-AM RESULTS

CLICK HERE FOR THURSDAY PRO-AM RESULTS

See Below for Photos from Wednesday's Rounds

 

 

 

Yoga on the Green – Sunday, June 25

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Enjoy a FREE 45 minute yoga class led by Allisson Kublanov of Bee Well Yoga on Sunday morning of #NWAChampionship Week, June 25. The class will begin at 8:00am in Hub479, the tournament's brand new structure on the 17th Hole. After the class, enjoy complimentary mimosas and the fun atmosphere of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G!

All skill levels are invited to participate.

The first 100 participants will receive a free gift courtesy of Youtheory.

Click here to register now! 

Weekly Update June 9

Weekly Update from the #NWAChampionship

New: Officials introduce the LPGA Greenway

Community: Pantene Beautiful Lengths donors and stylists still needed to reach 1,000 donors

Competition: Nine players expected to play in #NWAChampionship all 10 years

ROGERS, Ark.- With just two weeks until the 10th anniversary of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, tournament officials are excited to share the addition of a new golf course walking trail—the LPGA Greenway, the final drive for Pantene Beautiful Lengths donors and the return of nine LPGA professionals to the event for its 10th year. The #NWAChampionship returns to Pinnacle Country Club June 20-26. Tickets are now on sale at www.NWAChampionship.com.

NEW: Officials Introduce the LPGA Greenway

In an effort to celebrate the growth of the NW Arkansas region and 10 years of memories from the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, tournament officials announce the introduction of the LPGA Greenway. This one-mile walking trail meanders through holes 15, 16, 17 and 18 at Pinnacle Country Club and will be unveiled at the 2016 event. Each of the four holes will represent different qualities of the Northwest Arkansas community, from the scenic beauty to the vibrant business environment. In addition, each hole boasts a significant tournament moment from throughout the 10 years, including Stacy Lewis’ tricky putt on the 18th Hole to win the event in 2014 to Na Yeon Choi’s eagle on Hole 16 in 2015.

Officials plan to unveil signage onsite at the event highlighting the LPGA Greenway throughout the grounds. Signs on each hole will explain the significance of the hole and its marquee memory from the last 10 years.

COMMUNITY: Pantene Beautiful Lengths Donors and Stylists still needed to reach 1,000 Donors

Over the last 10 years, the #NWAChampionship has partnered with Pantene Beautiful Lengths to collect hair used to make wigs for people suffering from cancer. This year, organizers set a goal to collect hair from 1,000 donors by the end of the event planned for June 20 at the Walmart AMP. Tournament officials are encouraging both stylists and donors to sign up to attend the June 20 event to ensure the ambitious goal is reached as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations.

Donors or stylists interested in participating at the June 20th event can still register at www.beautifullengthsnwa.com

COMPETITION: Nine Players expected to Play at #NWAChampionship all 10 Years

In addition to the tournament itself, several LPGA players are also marking their 10th year in Northwest Arkansas in 2016. Nine of the 144 players in the field at the 2016 event are expected to have participated in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G each year of the tournament’s history. The list of returning players includes a former Razorback, past winners and top-ranked players on tour.  The complete list is included below. Officials expect to announce the final field list for the 2016 tournament Tuesday, June 14.

10 Year Players:

1.       Christina Kim

2.       Brittany Lang

3.       Meena Lee

4.       Stacy Lewis

5.       Brittany Lincicome

6.       Becky Morgan

7.       Jane Park

8.       Kris Tamulis

9.       Sun Young Yoo

MEDIA: Media Credentials Now Available

The tournament media credential application is now open at www.lpgamediacredentials.com. All members of the media interested in covering the tournament will need to apply for a credential. Advanced approval by the LPGA is required for media access to the tournament. Contact Taylor Fisher at taylor.fisher@octagon.com with any questions.

 

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Razorback Freshman Maria Fassi Secures Sponsor’s Exemption

In addition to Fassi, University of Arkansas golfers Alana Uriell and Regina Plasencia will compete in the tournament’s Monday qualifier event

MariaThe 10th annual Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G announced Freshman Maria Fassi as the recipient of its 2016 Sponsor’s Exemption as part of the annual Road to the #NWAChampionship partnership. With only one semester of college golf under her belt, Fassi earned the exemption with a 72.56 Scoring Average, making her the top ranked player on the Razorback Women’s Golf Team and the 15th ranked player in America. Alana Uriell and Regina Plasencia rounded out the season with the second and third best scoring averages, giving them the opportunity to play in the tournament’s Monday qualifier event.

“It will be an amazing experience playing with the top players in the world at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, and I’m excited to learn from them,” said Fassi. “I am really thankful for this opportunity and look forward to making memories at the tournament.”

Fassi is the newest and youngest member of the Razorback golf team, joining the team in January. At the beginning of the semester, tournament officials and Razorback Golf Coach Shauna Estes-Taylor evaluated that Fassi would become eligible for the Road to the #NWAChampionship after she completed 16 rounds of competition and therefore becoming  ranked on the official Golfstat player rankings.

The 18-year-old golfer hails from Pachuca, Mexico and joined the team in January 2016 after finishing high school last December. In her first collegiate tournament experience at just 17 years old, Fassi won the Lady Puerto Rico Classic shooting a low round 67 and three-round total 208. She has remained consistent all season carding four top-10 finishes in the first five events of her collegiate career. In 2015, Fassi won the Mexican Amateur and qualified to play in the U.S. Women’s Open.

“I couldn’t be more proud of each of these ladies for their hard work and performance on and off the course this spring,” Razorback Women’s Golf Coach Shauna Estes explains. “This is especially exciting for Maria with this being her freshman year and first semester of college golf. She has proven herself these past few months and I look forward to seeing her represent the University of Arkansas at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.”

Razorback Sophomore Alana Uriell closed out the season with a 73.46 scoring average and Senior Regina Plasencia finished with an average of 73.93. Both golfers will compete in the tournament’s qualifier round on Monday, June 20 for a chance to claim each of the two final spots available in the official tournament field. Plasencia competed in the 2014 and 2015 tournament qualifier, while this is Uriell’s first year to compete.

This marks the second year of the Road to the #NWAChampionship partnership between the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G and the University of Arkansas Women’s Golf Team. The  partnership guarantees one Razorback student-athlete a Sponsor’s Exemption into the tournament and two student-athletes the chance to Monday qualify for the full field LPGA event. Past exemptions have included Stacy Lewis, Emily Tubert and Gaby Lopez, who finished T29 at the 2015 event.

To find out more about the Road to #NWAChampionship or the LPGA tournament, please visit www.nwachampionship.com.

Tickets On Sale Now!

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Over the last 10 years, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G has become a premier stop on the LPGA Tour. June 20-26 the tournament will celebrate its 10th anniversary while 144 of the world’s best LPGA Professionals tee it up at Pinnacle Country Club. Players will vie for a $2,000,000 purse and a chance to be named Champion of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. Ticketholders can expect to see popular staples of the golf event return such as the Walmart Kids Center presented by Dove, Hallmark Autograph Alley and the Gatorade Loudest Hole on Tour (No. 17). To view a complete schedule of events for #NWAChampionship Week, click here.

General Admission Tickets:

Extreme Tix ThumbnailEnjoy general grounds access to the #NWAChampionship! Kids 17 and under get in free with a ticketed adult. Military members and their families get in free with a valid military ID. 

Daily tournament ticket: $10

Weekly tournament ticket: $25

 

The Club:

Extreme Tix ThumbnailExperience the #NWAChampionship like you never have before. The Club is an exclusive hospitality suite overlooking the 16th and 17th holes offering ticketholders an enhanced experience to watch the best female golfers in the world. Food and drinks included in ticket price.

Daily admission: $95

Weekly admission: $250

Click Here LPGA Tickets

BITE NW Arkansas

The newly rebranded and expanded two-day food festival as part of #NWAChampionship Week returns June 23 & 24 to the Walmart AMP! Celebrating the region's best fares, ingredients, restaurants and chefs, BITE NW Arkansas aims to give attendees an unparalleled culinary experience in their own backyard.

Taste of NW Arkansas

Thursday, June 23

*tickets available at 10am CST March 1. 

taste iconMix, mingle and enjoy sample sized menu items prepared by restaurants from throughout the region at this grand tasting style event. Special guest chefs will host the evening, inclusive of cooking demonstrations and hands on interactions with guests. Click here to see a current list of participating restaurants.

Individual Ticket: $30

Couple’s Ticket (admits 2 people): $50

     Youth Ticket (12-20 years of age): $20

Beer & Burger Fest

Friday, June 24

beer burger iconA traditional beer fest with a burger twist! Sample local and national brews paired with signature burgers prepared by select local restaurants. Click here to see a current list of participating breweries.

Individual Ticket: $30

Couple’s Ticket (admits 2 people): $50

     Designated Driver Ticket (valid for food only): $15

     *All ticket holders must be 21. IDs will be checked at the gates

Click Here BITE Tickets

5k @ the LPGA benefiting Mercy

5k iconThe second annual 5k @ the LPGA benefiting Mercy will be held Saturday, June 25, starting and finishing at the Walmart AMP. The course winds through the streets of Pinnacle and down the famous Gatorade 17th hole, before exiting Pinnacle with a straight shot back to the Walmart AMP.  After the race enjoy a free breakfast at the Walmart AMP. Find out more about the 5k by clicking here.

Early registration fee: $20

Register for 5k

 

Rachel Platten Community Concert

Tickets to the Rachel Platten Community Concert presented by Walmart will be available at a later date. Please like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Community Concert news and announcements!

 

Volunteer Registration

The #NWAChampionship could not happen without the 750+ dedicated volunteers it takes to help put on the event. Volunteer opportunities exist throughout tournament week in over 20 different Volunteer Committees. Click here to view a complete list of available committees. Registration cost includes two tournament polos, tournament hat or visor, Volunteer parking, meals on scheduled days, four weekly tournament tickets and commemorative volunteer pin.

$45 per person

Register to Volunteer

Northwest Arkansas Makes the Kindest Cut


The annual Pantene Beautiful Lengths was held Wednesday night at the Walmart AMP, hosted by P&G’s Mindy Sherwood and Walmart’s Carmen Bouza with special guests Morgan Pressel, Cristie Kerr and Lindsey Vonn.  Over 300 ponytails were collected, consisting of eight inches of hair each to make real-hair wigs for cancer patients. Included in that count were two LPGA players—Jane Rah and Sponsor Exemption Candy Hannemann.