5K @ the LPGA

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Lace up those running shoes for what is sure to be a unique 5k experience during LPGA week in Northwest Arkansas. Runners will start at the Walmart AMP, wind their way through the Pinnacle Country Club community, onto the golf course and run along the tournament's signature hole—the Gatorade Loudest Hole on Tour, #17. Register now for the inaugural 5k @ the LPGA! 

 

Click here to register! 

 
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What: Chip timed 5k race

When: June 27, 2015

Registration: 6:30 a.m.

Race Starts: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Start & Finish @ the Walmart AMP

Early registration: $20 until June 22

Race week registration: $25

 

 

 

 

 

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NW Arkansas Food Festival

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The newest addition to #NWAChampionship week is the inaugural NW Arkansas Food Festival, benefiting the NWA Food Bank and bringing the region together to celebrate the local food movement happening right here in our backyard. NW Arkansas Food Festival will showcase the best food, craft brews, restaurants, ingredients and chefs this area has to offer.

In its inaugural year, the NW Arkansas Food Festival will be held at The Walmart AMP with foodies, craft beer lovers and everyone in between gathering together for this first of its kind event in Northwest Arkansas, featuring two days of extraordinary food and drink events on June 25 & 26, 2015. 

Thursday, June 25

Carla Hall

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Taste of NW Arkansas hosted by Carla Hall

Tickets: $30 per person, $50 per couple, $20 youth ticket (valid for children ages 12-20)

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall of the hit TV show, The Chew, and Tyson Executive Chef Mario Valdovinos will co-host this grand tasting style event. Mix, mingle and sample menu items from the best restaurants and chefs from across the region at Taste of NW Arkansas. A variety of restaurants will present southern comfort-inspired signature dishes for sampling at the Walmart AMP.

Click here to buy tickets.

 

Friday, June 26

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NW Arkansas Beer & Burger Fest

Tickets: $30 per person, $50 per couple, $15 designated driver ticket 

Must be 21 to enter. IDs will be checked at the gate. 

A traditional beer fest with a burger twist! Come taste your way through the craft beer scene in NW Arkansas and help name the 'Best Beer of the Natural State'. Ticket holders will be able to sample signature burgers prepared by local restaurants at the Walmart AMP. 

Click here to buy tickets.

 

First Ever NW Arkansas Food Festival Added to #NWAChampionship Week Lineup

Tournament officials announce two new events aiming to showcase the thriving culinary scene of the region.

The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G announced today two new signature events as part of the ninth annual LPGA week June 22-28 in Rogers. The inaugural NW Arkansas Food Festival will take place Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 at the Walmart AMP and will consist of two events, Taste of NW Arkansas hosted by Carla Hall and NW Arkansas Beer & Burger Fest.

In its ninth year, the tournament hopes to engage a broader audience in the community and continue to showcase Northwest Arkansas as a great place to live and work,” said Harry Hardy, Tournament Director. “Culinary is the next step for us as we bring the region together to highlight the best food, brews, restaurants, ingredients and chefs Northwest Arkansas has to offer. These two new exciting events will offer something for everyone, from foodies and craft beer lovers to couples looking for a fun date night, and we thank our partners at the Walton Arts Center and Walmart for coming together to make this possible.”

The NW Arkansas Food Festival joins a lineup of community events planned for the week that already includes a community concert, charity events and the world’s best female golfers competing at Pinnacle Country Club.

“LPGA week in Northwest Arkansas will be bigger and better than ever this year with the addition of the NW Arkansas Food Festival to the schedule,” stated Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President of Walmart International People. “This festival is an important opportunity for our community to come together, and celebrate the food and culture of the region Walmart has proudly called home for more than 50 years.”

The announcement is made with commitments from local restaurants Theo’s, Roma and Deluxe Burger (representing the Bowman Group), Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie, and local brewery Core Brewing Company. More restaurant and brewery announcements to follow and interested parties should contact the Tournament Office. Tyson, Walmart, Clorox, Kraft, Coke and the Walton Arts Center are committed as founding sponsors.

Taste of NW Arkansas

taste-of-nw-arkansas-logoCelebrity Chef Carla Hall of the hit ABC TV show, The Chew, and Tyson Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Innovations Mario Valdovinos will co-host Taste of NW Arkansas on Thursday, June 25 at the Walmart AMP. This signature grand tasting style event will allow attendees to mix, mingle and sample southern comfort inspired menu items prepared by the best restaurants and chefs from throughout the region.

“Tyson is excited to partner with the Tournament to shine a much-deserved spotlight on the many talented local chefs, restaurants and quality ingredients found here in Northwest Arkansas,” said Tyson Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Culinary Innovations Mario Valdovinos. “The growing culinary scene here is truly remarkable and one that I am proud to be a part of—I am excited to see my fellow food nerds at Taste of NW Arkansas this June.”

NW Arkansas Beer & Burger Fest

Beer BurgerNW Arkansas Beer & Burger Fest is scheduled for Friday, June 26 at the Walmart AMP. This event will shine a spotlight on the best local craft breweries the region has to offer while also highlighting the depth and breadth of beer available at Walmart. The evening will also include burger sampling from local restaurants and live music. Guests will have the opportunity to help select the Best Beer of the Natural State with bragging rights for a year and a $5,000 purse up for grabs.

Tickets are expected to be in high demand with only 1,000 available for each event, so attendees are encouraged to purchase in advance. Ticket prices for Taste of NW Arkansas are $30 for an individual, $50 for a couple and $20 for children ages 12-20. General admission NW Arkansas Beer & Burger Fest tickets are $30 and $50 for a couple. For those who would like to sample burgers only, tickets are available for $15. (Must be 21 years old to enter NW Arkansas Beer & Burger Fest.)

Tickets and information for both the golf tournament and the food festival are available at nwachampionship.com.

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Click here to purchase tickets to the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G and the NW Arkansas Food Festival!

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General Admission Tournament Tickets

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Daily Ticket: $15 

Valid ANY ONE day Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28

Weekly Ticket $25

Valid EVERY day Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28

Kids 17 & under admitted free wtih a ticketed adult.

 

The Club

Gen TicketsEnjoy the #NWAChampionship like you never have before. The Club is an exclusive hospitality suite overlooking the 17th hole offering ticketholders an enhanced experience to watch the best female golfers in the world. Unlimited food and drinks included.

 

Daily Ticket: $95

Valid ANY ONE day Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28

Weekly Ticket $250

Valid EVERY day Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28

 

Taste of NW Arkansas 

taste-of-nw-arkansas-logoMix, mingle and enjoy sample sized menu items prepared by the best restaurants from throughout the region. Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and Tyson Executive Chef Mario Valdovinos will host the evening.

 

 

Adult General Admission: $30

Couple's Ticket: $50

Valid for two people.

Youth Ticket $20

Valid for children ages 12-20

 

NW Arkansas Beer & Burger Fest

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A traditional beer fest with a burger twist! Sample local brews paired with signature burgers prepared by local restaurants. Attendees will help crown the Best Beer of the Natural State. Must be 21 to attend. IDs will be checked at the gate.

 

Adult General Admission: $30

Couple's Ticket: $50

Valid for two people.

Designated Driver Ticket: $15

Have fun minus the beer.

 

 

 

Volunteer Registration Now Open!

CLICK HERE to Register to Volunteer for the 2015 Tournament! 

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Please contact Tournament Coordinator Cate Oldfather at (610) 952-8023  or Cate.Oldfather@octagon.com for any questions or concerns that you may have about volunteering for the 2015 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. 

 

Committee Descriptions

 

Admissions/Will Call

Admissions volunteers are responsible for staffing the ticket booth and assisting security to ensure that all spectators have the proper tickets for entry. Will Call Volunteers are responsible for staffing a location for ticket buyers to pick up previously purchased tickets.

  • Shifts are available Tuesday – Sunday for Admission/Will Call.

 

Caddie Tent

Caddie Tent Volunteers are responsible for assisting the professional caddies throughout the Tournament.  Volunteers are also responsible for distributing and collecting caddie bibs, towels and lunch vouchers. Other duties include managing the caddie tent and caddie registration.

  • Shifts are available Monday – Sunday for Caddie Tent.

 

Carts

Manage the Cart Area and control the charging, distribution, and collection of carts to authorized personnel.  Volunteers will also be responsible for using carts on course to help shuttle players.

  • Shifts are available Monday – Sunday for Carts Committee.

 

Driving Range
Assist in providing and maintaining a suitable driving range for all players. Specific duties include maintaining supplies such as range balls, beverages and player identification signs. 

  • Shifts are available Monday – Sunday for Driving Range.

 

Hospitality

Hospitality Volunteers help in the Suites on the 17th and 18th Green.  You will help ensure and enjoyable experience for spectators by helping get crowd excited and also making spectators aware of golf etiquette.

  • Shifts are available Friday – Sunday for Hospitality Committee.

 

Finance
Assist Tournament Staff with providing check-cashing services to LPGA players and caddies.  A certified CPA or a background in banking is preferred.

 

  • Shifts are available Monday – Sunday for Finance Committee.

 

Marshals
Ensure fair play among all participants as well as safety for spectators, and are stationed at locations throughout the course. Focus is on the tees, landing areas, greens and spectator crosswalks. There is a mandatory pre-tournament training session for this position.

  • Shifts are available Wednesday – Sunday for Marshals.

 

Media Center
Assist Tournament Staff with the general operations of the Media Center and promotion of the Tournament.  Duties include checking in members of the media, assisting with clipping articles and other tasks as assigned by the tournament staff.

  • Shifts are available Tuesday – Sunday for the Media Center.

 

Player Services
Responsible for player registration as well as set up & organization of the locker room, player mail distribution and handling miscellaneous player requests. Volunteers are needed on the Sunday before the Tournament to set up the player locker room.

  • Shifts are available Monday – Sunday for Player Services. This committee is for Women ONLY.

 

Pro-Am
Responsible for assisting the Tournament staff with amateur registration, coordination of bag drop with the Pro Shop and gift bag assembly/distribution.

  • Shifts are available Wednesday & Thursday for Pro-Am Committee.

 

Pro-Am Operations

Assist groups participating in the Pro-Am, including driving carts, caddie, and various other duties.

  • Shifts are available Wednesday & Thursday for Pro-Am Operations Committee.

 

Scoring Central
Scoring Central Volunteers are responsible for obtaining the scores from walking scorers via radio and entering them into the computer for the electronic scoreboard. Computer skills and capability to use radio is preferred.

  • Shifts are available Friday – Sunday for Scoring Central Committee.

 

Scoring Tents/Runners 
Stationed in the scoring tents behind 9th and 18th holes; you will obtain scorecards from the players after they have completed their round. The “Runners” are responsible for running scores at the completion of each round to the necessary locations.

  • Shifts are available Friday – Sunday for Scoring Tents/Runners Committee.

 

Standard Bearers
Responsible for carrying a standard (with the names and scores for each professional) on the course for an entire round. Physically demanding; volunteers should be at least 13 years old and able to walk 18 holes of golf & carry a standard for entire round. A tournament t-shirt will be provided for the volunteer to wear during your shift. No fee required, unless volunteer benefits wanted. Some golf knowledge is helpful.

  • Shifts are available Friday – Sunday for Standard Bearers.

 

Supply Distribution 

Responsible for distributing product such as water, soda and snacks throughout the course. This committee is physically demanding.

  • Shifts are available Monday – Sunday for Supply Distribution Committee.

 

Television
Assist the television network staff in production of telecast.  Substantial golf knowledge is necessary; physically demanding.

  • Television Committee Volunteers are needed Friday – Sunday of Tournament Week and MUST be available to work all three days.

 

Transportation

Responsible for transporting players, staff and VIPs to various locations (including hotel, airport and private housing) in courtesy vehicles provided by the Tournament. Committee works before & after Tournament. A copy of your license is required. Volunteers are needed to help with staging of vehicles on the Saturday and Sunday before the Tournament and the Monday after the Tournament.

  • Shifts are available the Sunday before the tournament through the Monday after the tournament for the Transportation Committee.

 

Volunteer Services
Responsible for staffing the volunteer headquarters, handling uniform distribution and maintaining a comfortable working environment for the volunteers. Volunteers are needed during advance week for the distribution of uniforms to all volunteers.

  • Shifts are available Saturday before tournament and Monday – Sunday during Tournament Week for Volunteer Services.
  • Volunteers are also need to help with Volunteer Distribution Saturday before the Tournament.

 

Walking Scorers
Each scorer follows a particular group with a wireless handheld palm and headset, marking each stroke and specific statistics. At the end of each hole, these volunteers are responsible for communicating scores to the central scoring network. Training will be provided, however, substantial golf knowledge is necessary.  Must be able to walk 18 holes.

  • Shifts are available Friday – Sunday for Walking Scorers.

Road to the #NWAChampionship

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 University of Arkansas Women Golfers Embark on the Road to the #NWAChampionship

The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G guarantees one Razorback student athlete an opportunity to play in the 2015 and 2016 LPGA events in Rogers, Ark.

The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G and the University of Arkansas Women’s Golf Team announced a partnership today to guarantee one student-athlete a Sponsor’s Exemption in the 2015 and the 2016 LPGA events. In addition, two qualifying spots will be reserved for the Razorback Women’s Golf Team for the tournament’s qualifying event. The tournament is scheduled for June 22 – June 28 this year with the qualifier round taking place on Monday, June 22.

“Since the inaugural Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G in 2007, Razorback golfers have received a sponsorship exemption or Monday qualifier spots each year,” said Harry Hardy, tournament director. “This year, we’re making the partnership official by working with the University of Arkansas coaching staff to implement criteria formalizing the process of selection for the sponsor’s exemption and qualifier spots. Our hope is to not only give female college athletes the chance to excel on a professional level, but also make the University of Arkansas a more desirable college to up and coming golfers.”

The criteria for selection include team rankings and academic standing for the golfers. The top ranked University of Arkansas player as of May 1 will be eligible for the sponsor’s exemption. The qualified player must write an official letter requesting invitation and be in good academic standing with the University. The second and third best stroke averages from the team’s competitive season will have an opportunity to Monday qualify for the official LPGA event.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for student athletes at the University of Arkansas,” said Shauna Estes-Taylor, head coach of the Razorback Women’s Golf Team. “We are the only collegiate golf program in the country to have a guaranteed spot for their players in a professional tournament such as the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G.”

The tournament’s title sponsor, Walmart, has supported the initiative as women’s empowerment is a key effort for the company.

“As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart believes it is our responsibility to help women realize their potential,” stated Gisel Ruiz, Executive Vice President of Walmart International People Division.  “Helping these young women recognize their potential on the golf course and in life is certainly something we as a company take pride in and look forward to witnessing over the months ahead.”

Each year, the tournament has the opportunity to give out two sponsor’s exemptions. Past exemptions have included Stacy Lewis in 2007, when she played as an incoming senior at the University of Arkansas and unofficially won the event, which was shortened due to rain. In addition, former University of Arkansas golfer Emily Tubert has played in the event twice as a sponsor’s exemption, and in 2014 made her professional debut at the tournament.

The tournament has partnered with KNWA & Fox 24 to keep fans updated on the Road to #NWAChampionship. Viewers can tune in to Razorback Nation to find out who is leading the race throughout the spring season and follow the University of Arkansas Women’s Golf Team on its quest to compete in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. Updates on the Razorback Women’s Golf Team are also available at www.razorbackwgolf.com

Final Round Results

  Player Overall Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
1 Lewis, Stacy -12 70 66 65 201
T2 Ko, Lydia -11 69 68 65 202
T2 Kerr, Cristie * -11 69 66 67 202
T2 Stanford, Angela -11 68 67 67 202
T5 Ryu, So-Yeon -10 67 67 69 203
T6 Choi, Chella * -9 70 65 69 204
T6 Pettersen, Suzann -9 68 67 69 204
T8 Rosales, Jennifer * -8 67 71 67 205
T8 Granada, Julieta * -8 72 68 65 205
T8 Lee, Meena -8 70 70 65 205
T8 Wie, Michelle -8 66 66 73 205
T8 Icher, Karine * -8 72 65 68 205
T15 Park, Inbee * -7 69 69 68 206
T15 Llaneza, Alejandra * -7 66 70 70 206
T15 Park, Hee Young * -7 69 70 67 206
T19 Vedel Hansen, Line * -6 68 68 71 207
T19 Hur, M.J. * -6 72 68 67 207
T19 Johnson, Jennifer * -6 69 72 66 207
T19 Phatlum, Pornanong * -6 67 72 68 207
T23 Piller, Gerina * -5 67 69 72 208
T23 Han, Hee-Won -5 69 72 67 208
T23 Pressel, Morgan * -5 71 70 67 208
T23 Song, Jennifer * -5 72 70 66 208
T23 Carter, Dori * -5 69 71 68 208
T23 Pancake, Brooke -5 71 69 68 208
T31 Elizabeth, Victoria * -4 68 72 69 209
T31 Sharp, Alena * -4 65 72 72 209
T31 Oh, Ji-Young -4 67 69 73 209
T31 Kung, Candie -4 70 72 67 209
T31 Nomura, Harukyo * -4 69 73 67 209
T31 Schreefel, Dewi Claire * -4 69 73 67 209
T37 Lincicome, Brittany -3 73 66 71 210
T37 Sjodin, Karin -3 68 71 71 210
T37 Nordqvist, Anna * -3 70 68 72 210
T37 Salas, Lizette * -3 73 65 72 210
T37 Matthew, Catriona -3 69 73 68 210
T37 Munoz, Azahara * -3 68 74 68 210
T37 Simon, Ashleigh -3 70 72 68 210
T37 Jutanugarn, Moriya * -3 67 73 70 210
T37 Kang, Haeji -3 71 69 70 210
T37 Feng, Shanshan -3 67 74 69 210
T47 Ewart Shadoff, Jodi * -2 69 71 71 211
T47 Kim, Sue -2 70 70 71 211
T47 Suwannapura, Thidapa -2 74 66 71 211
T47 Dunn, Moira * -2 69 72 70 211
T47 Masson, Caroline -2 70 71 70 211
T47 Yoo, Sun-Young -2 72 69 70 211
T47 Hull-Kirk, Katherine -2 70 69 72 211
T54 Korda, Jessica -1 68 71 73 212
T54 Miyazato, Mika * -1 72 69 71 212
T54 Pace, Lee-Anne * -1 68 73 71 212
T57 Boeljon, Christel E 69 73 71 213
T57 Boland, Julia E 73 69 71 213
T57 Gabriela Lopez, Maria * (a) E 70 72 71 213
T57 Jandel, Emma E 67 75 71 213
T57 Lee-Bentham, Rebecca E 72 70 71 213
T57 Morgan, Becky E 73 69 71 213
T57 McChrystal, Megan * E 70 69 74 213
T64 Inkster, Juli * 1 69 72 73 214
T64 Tseng, Yani 1 71 70 73 214
T64 Diaz, Laura * 1 72 68 74 214
T64 Felibert, Veronica 1 71 71 72 214
T64 Jutanugarn, Ariya 1 74 68 72 214
T64 Lang, Brittany 1 71 71 72 214
T70 Echeverria, Paz 2 67 75 73 215
T70 Kirby, Jennifer 2 73 69 73 215
T70 Burnett, Katie * 2 72 68 75 215
T73 Shin, Jenny * 4 68 74 75 217

Final Round Notes

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Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Sunday, June 29

Rolex Rankings No.1 Stacy Lewis has been one of the main characters in the storybook script that has unfolded on the LPGA Tour in 2014. The former University of Arkansas Razorback stood in the spotlight once again on Sunday, this time in her adopted home of Northwest Arkansas. Lewis was a standout at nearby U of A in Fayetteville, a 20-minute drive from Pinnacle Golf Club, and said her 11th career victory this week ranks high on her list of the most special wins of her career. The six-year Tour veteran said she had a mix emotions running throughout the entire day.

“I think a little bit of 18 was relief that it was done because I was so stressed out all day and so on edge just wanting to pull every shot off,” said Lewis. “But then it was just excitement to hear the crowd react the way they did and just the people just to go nuts.”

“I mean, that’s why I play,” Lewis added. “I play to get in the heat of the battle, to have that chance to win at the end. That’s why I play. And I want to see where my game is at that point because that’s the ultimate test, because if you can pull it off when the tournament is on the line, you know you’re doing some good things just to pull off those shots.”

Lewis started the day four shots behind the second-round leader Michelle Wie but carded seven birdies and one bogey en-route to a closing 65. Her three-day total of 12-under par 201 was one shot clear of Lydia Ko (65), Cristie Kerr (67) and Angela Stanford (67).

Lewis had three birdies in her first six holes to get to 9-under par and within one shot of Stanford, Kerr and Wie. A three-putt bogey on the par 4 9th hole was her only blip of the day and turned her focus to a back nine run. She said she wasn’t totally caught up with the tight race going on around her.

A birdie on the par 3 11th hole got her back to 9-under but it was the finishing four holes that tested the 29-year-old’s nerves. She said she wasn’t totally aware of the tight race for the finish going on around her and used the help of a fan heading into the final four holes.

“Actually I didn’t really know much,” said Lewis. “I knew when I made the turn obviously I was a few behind. Then coming down to 15 a fan actually yelled like, ‘You’re one behind,’ or something like that and I didn’t know where I stood at that point. So I got an assist there. But then I came off of 17, I saw that Lydia made birdie on 18, so I was glad that I had one more hole to play, I had a chance. I knew if I could birdie 18 and get in the clubhouse that would be a pretty good number.”

Lewis had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 15 & 16 to take the lead over Kerr and Lydia Ko who made a back-nine surge of her own with three birdies in her final four holes. Kerr was playing in the group behind Lewis and responded with a birdie of her own on No. 15 to get back to 11-under. Ko was in the group ahead of Lewis and walked in the clubhouse with a share of the lead after a birdie on the 18th.

“These wins, they don’t get easier,” said Lewis. “You look at the names on that leaderboard, some great, great players. Lydia I think shot 65 today, Cristie played well. I mean, it doesn’t get any easier. But it’s also fun, it makes me work harder, it makes me want to be better and I think it’s good for everybody.”

Lewis hit her third shot on the final par 5 18th to seven feet and gave herself some ‘self-talk’ on the green courtesy of her college coach, Shauna Estes-Taylor.

“On that putt on 18, Shauna and I worked on something last week, we were working on my putting and she said it to me a thousand times I think on the putting green on Saturday night and she said, ‘Down the line, down the line.’ So I don’t know if you could see it but out loud ‑‑ Travis told he walked away, he said, ‘Knock it in,’ and I said, ‘Down the line, down the line.’ So that’s all I was telling myself over that putt was “down the line,” just trying to hit a good putt. If it goes in, great. If not, we go play some more golf.”

Lewis sank the putt and gave a fist pump with her teeth clenched and lifted her putter to salute the Arkansas crowd. She headed to the clubhouse to watch the final two groups finish. Kerr left her 30-foot birdie putt on 18 short and So Yeon Ryu failed to chip in on 18 to force a playoff. Lewis, who got her competitive golf career underway as an undergraduate at Arkansas said the victory here is a sweet reminder on how far she has come.

“Now to come to this point being No. 1 in the world and having a bunch of wins on tour, it’s pretty mind boggling when you think back all that’s kind of changed over the last few years,” said Lewis. “It’s just really, really special to win here.”

Final Round Pairings

1st Tee Rounds    
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Group #1   Brooke Pancake            Chattanooga, TN           71 69 140 -2
11:00 AM Meena Lee                 South Korea               70 70 140 -2
  Sue Kim                   Langley,  BC, Canada      70 70 140 -2
             
Group #3 Julieta Granada           Paraguay                  72 68 140 -2
11:10 AM Mi Jung Hur               South Korea               72 68 140 -2
  Haeji Kang                South Korea               71 69 140 -2
             
Group #5 Thidapa Suwannapura Thailand                  74 66 140 -2
11:20 AM Laura Diaz                Scotia, NY                 72 68 140 -2
  Katie M. Burnett          Brunswick, GA             72 68 140 -2
             
Group #7 Jessica Korda             Bradenton, FL              68 71 139 -3
11:30 AM Caroline Hedwall          Sweden                    67 72 139 -3
  Pornanong Phatlum         Chaiyaphum, Thailand       67 72 139 -3
             
Group #9 Hee Young Park            South Korea               69 70 139 -3
11:40 AM Karin Sjodin              Gothenburg, Sweden         68 71 139 -3
  Mo Martin                 Altadena CA               68 71 139 -3
             
Group #11 Brittany Lincicome        Seminole, FL               73 66 139 -3
11:50 AM Katherine Kirk            Sunrise Beach, Australia  70 69 139 -3
  Megan McChrystal          Stuart, FL                70 69 139 -3
             
Group #13 Anna Nordqvist            Eskilstuna, Sweden         70 68 138 -4
12:00 PM Inbee Park                Seoul, South Korea         69 69 138 -4
  Jennifer Rosales          Philippines               67 71 138 -4
             
Group #15 Na Yeon Choi              South Korea               68 69 137 -5
12:10 PM Alena Sharp               Hamilton, Canada           65 72 137 -5
  Lizette Salas             Azusa, CA                  73 65 138 -4
             
Group #17 Alejandra Llaneza         Mexico City, Mexico          66 70 136 -6
12:20 PM Karine Icher              France                    72 65 137 -5
  Lydia Ko                  New Zealand               69 68 137 -5
             
Group #19 Line Vedel                Denmark                   68 68 136 -6
12:30 PM Ji Young Oh               South Korea               67 69 136 -6
  Gerina Piller             Roswell, NM                67 69 136 -6
Group #21 Mi Hyang Lee              South Korea               71 65 136 -6
12:40 PM Stacy Lewis               The Woodlands, TX          70 66 136 -6
  Mina Harigae              Monterey, CA               70 66 136 -6
             
Group #23 Cristie Kerr              Miami, FL                  69 66 135 -7
12:50 PM Angela Stanford           Saginaw, TX               68 67 135 -7
  Suzann Pettersen          Norway                    68 67 135 -7
             
Group #25 Michelle Wie              Honolulu, HI              66 66 132 -10
1:00 PM So Yeon Ryu               South Korea               67 67 134 -8
  Chella Choi               South Korea               70 65 135 -7
10th Tee Rounds    
1 2 Total +/-
Group #2 Jodi Ewart Shadoff        North Yorkshire, England  69 71 140 -2
11:00 AM Dori Carter               Valdosta, GA               69 71 140 -2
  Victoria Elizabeth        Dayton, OH                68 72 140 -2
             
Group #4 Moriya Jutanugarn         Thailand                  67 73 140 -2
11:10 AM Sun Young Yoo             Seoul, South Korea         72 69 141 -1
  Mika Miyazato             Okinawa, Japan             72 69 141 -1
             
Group #6 Morgan Pressel            Boca Raton, FL             71 70 141 -1
11:20 AM Yani Tseng                Lake Nona, FL              71 70 141 -1
  Caroline Masson           Germany                   70 71 141 -1
             
Group #8 Hee-Won Han               Seoul, South Korea         69 72 141 -1
11:30 AM Juli Inkster              Los Altos, CA              69 72 141 -1
  Jennifer Johnson          Carlsbad, CA               69 72 141 -1
             
Group #10 Moira Dunn                Utica, NY                  69 72 141 -1
11:40 AM Lee-Anne Pace             South Africa              68 73 141 -1
  Shanshan Feng             Guangzhou, China           67 74 141 -1
             
Group #12 Ariya Jutanugarn          Bangkok, Thailand         74 68 142 E
11:50 AM Julia Boland              Australia                 73 69 142 E
  Jennifer Kirby            Paris, Ont., Canada       73 69 142 E
             
Group #14 Becky Morgan              Monmouth, Wales            73 69 142 E
12:00 PM Rebecca Lee-Bentham       Toronto, Canada           72 70 142 E
  Jennifer Song             Ann Arbor, MI              72 70 142 E
             
Group #16 Brittany Lang             Mckinney, TX               71 71 142 E
12:10 PM Veronica Felibert         Caracas, Venezuela        71 71 142 E
  Ashleigh Simon            South Africa              70 72 142 E
             
Group #18 *Gaby Lopez               Mexico City, Mexico       70 72 142 E
12:20 PM Candie Kung               Taiwan                    70 72 142 E
  Dewi Claire Schreefel     The Netherlands           69 73 142 E
             
Group #20 Christel Boeljon          Beverwijk, Netherlands     69 73 142 E
12:30 PM Haru Nomura               Kanagawa, Japan           69 73 142 E
  Catriona Matthew          N. Berwick, Scotland       69 73 142 E
             
Group #22 Azahara Munoz             Malaga, Spain              68 74 142 E
12:40 PM Jenny Shin                Torrence, CA               68 74 142 E
             
Group #24 Emma Jandel               Dayton, OH                67 75 142 E
12:50 PM Paz Echeverria            Santiago, Chile           67 75 142 E

Second Round Notes

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Second Round Notes

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Saturday, June 28

It has been no major championship hangover for Michelle Wie this week in Arkansas. The Rolex Rankings No. 7 player now holds a two-shot lead at 10-under at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. The second round was suspended at 4:30 p.m. local time and called for the day at 5:30 p.m. due to dangerous weather in the area. Seventy-two players still need to finish the second round and round two will continue at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday with the final round starting at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Wie shot back-to-back 66’s in the first two rounds and has had only one bogey in her first 36 holes of the tournament. The newest major champion leads last year’s runner-up So Yeon Ryu who posted rounds of 67-67 and had five birdies and one bogey in Friday’s second round.

Wie will try to record back-to-back wins for the first time in her career tomorrow and has already recorded two victories in a single season for the first time with her win at Pinehurst No. 2. Wie showed no signs of fatigue on Saturday and recorded four of her six birdies in her final seven holes.

The 24-year-old said she chatted with friend and mentor Meg Mallon on Saturday night and said she told her that following U.S. Women’s Open with a win is not impossible. Mallon achieved the feat in 2004 when she followed up her second U.S. Women’s Open title with a win at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

“I’m definitely tired, definitely trying to get through the week,” said Wie. “But at the same time I want to win back to back. I kind of talked to Meg on the phone yesterday and she’s like, yeah, I played after the U.S. Open I won. But it’s a long way till then, but I definitely want to play the best I can…I’m not the type of person, I don’t like to plan too far in the future. There’s definitely stuff I need to do tomorrow before that happens. If I can get it done, hopefully it will happen.”

University of Arkansas alum and local favorite Stacy Lewis turned in a 66, bouncing back from an opening round 70 on Friday. She sits four shots behind Wie in a tie for sixth. The world No. 1 player said she took out some frustration on the range at Pinnacle Country Club on Friday and it seemed to payoff. She said she has proactively throughout her career trained herself to forget about a bad round and move on.

“That’s what I do best,” said Lewis. “I don’t like playing two bad rounds in a row. If I play a bad round it’s okay, but you just can’t let it happen again. So that’s why last night I spent some time out there. It was a long night, but I felt a lot more confident coming into today.”

Ten players are currently within four shots of Wie including Suzann Pettersen (-7), Chella Choi (-7) and Gerina Piller (-6). Wie said she’ll be taking an aggressive approach on Sunday especially with the soft conditions due to rainfall in Rogers throughout the week.

“I can’t predict the score, but I’m just going to go out there and try to do the same thing I did today, just attack the holes that I can attack and try to make some putts and try to make a lot of birdies,” said Wie.