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

1

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    
1 2 Total +/-
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.

 

Second Round Pairings

1st Tee Morning Scores +/-
Group #1   Katie M. Burnett  Brunswick, GA    72 +1
7:30AM Jodi Ewart Shadoff  North Yorkshire, England 69 -2
  P.K. Kongkraphan Thailand 76 +5
Group #3 Mi Hyang Lee      South Korea 71 E
7:41AM Dori Carter Valdosta, GA     69 -2
  Jenny Suh Fairfax, VA 74 +3
Group #5 Moriya Jutanugarn Thailand 67 -4
7:52AM Jennifer Song Ann Arbor, MI 72 +1
  Austin Ernst Greenville, SC 74 +3
Group #7 Victoria Elizabeth  Dayton, OH 68 -3
8:03AM Maria McBride Sweden 81 +10
  Megan McChrystal Stuart, FL 70 -1
Group #9 Eun-Hee Ji South Korea  72 +1
8:14AM Mina Harigae Monterey, CA 70 -1
  Haru Nomura  Kanagawa, Japan 69 -2
Group #11 Lorie Kane Prince Edward Island, Canada 75 +4
8:25AM Hee Young Park South Korea 69 -2
  Jenny Shin Torrence, CA 68 -3
Group #13 Julieta Granada Paraguay 72 +1
8:36AM Ilhee Lee Seoul, South Korea 71 E
  Chella Choi South Korea 70 -1
Group #15 Pornanong Phatlum  Chaiyaphum, Thailand 67 -4
8:47AM Karine Icher  France 72 +1
  Jennifer Johnson Carlsbad, CA 69 -2
Group #17 Xi Yu Lin  China 71 E
8:58AM Moira Dunn  Utica, NY 69 -2
  Lee-Anne Pace  South Africa 68 -3
Group #19 Kim Kaufman      Huron, SD   71 E
9:09AM Sarah Kemp    Tuncurry, Australia 75 +4
  Jaye Marie Green Boca Raton, FL  73 +2
Group #21 Jennifer Rosales   Philippines  67 +4
9:20AM Sandra Changkija   Orlando, FL  74 +3
  Mi Jung Hur    South Korea 72 +1
Group #23 Sydnee Michaels  Upland, CA   74 3
9:31AM Cindy LaCrosse  Tampa, FL 76 +5
  Mika Miyazato Okinawa, Japan  72 +1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

10th Tee Morning Scores +/-
Group #2 Emma Jandel        Dayton, OH  67 -4
7:30AM Jacqui Concolino Orlando, FL  71 E
  Sun Young Yoo   Seoul, South Korea   72 +1
Group #4 Christel Boeljon Beverwijk, Netherlands 69 -2
7:41AM Jeong Jang South Korea 74 +3
  Jennifer Kirby Paris, Ont., Canada 73 +2
Group #6 Mariajo Uribe Bucaramanga, Colombia 71 E
7:52AM Jee Young Lee South Korea 74 +3
  Jane Park Rancho Cucamonga, CA 72 +1
Group #8 Emily Tubert Burbank, CA 74 +3
8:03AM Pernilla Lindberg Bollnas, Sweeden 74 +3
  Kris Tamulis Naples, FL 73 +2
Group #10 Lydia Ko New Zealand  69 -2
8:14AM Stacy Lewis The Woodlands, TX 70 -1
  Jessica Korda  Bradenton, FL 68 -3
Group #12 Michelle Wie Honolulu, HI 66 -5
8:25AM So Yeon Ryu South Korea 67 -4
  Kris Tamulis Pleasanton, CA 73 +2
Group #14 Lexi Thompson Coral Springs, FL 71 E
8:36AM Christina Kim San Jose, CA 72 +1
  Suzann Pettersen Norway 68 -3
Group #16 Na Yeon Choi South Korea   68 -3
8:47AM Catriona Matthew N. Berwick Scotland 69 -2
  Amy Yang South Korea 69 -2
Group #18 Jimin Kang Scottsdale, AZ 69 -2
8:58AM Thidapa Suwannapura Thailand 74 +3
  Giulia Molinaro Treviso, Italy 73 +2
Group #20 Birdie Kim South Korea    76 +5
9:09AM Carlota Ciganda Spain 71 E
  Mindy Kim Diamond Bar, CA  75 +4
Group #22 Paz Echeverria Santiago, Chile 67 -4
9:20AM Kelly Tan Malaysia 72 +1
  Ayako Uehara   Japan 73 +2
Group #24 Becky Morgan Monmouth, Wales   73 +2
9:31AM Amy Anderson Oxbow, ND 71 E
  Veronica Felibert Caracas, Venezuela 71 E

                                                                                                                                                                                

1st Tee Afternoon Scores +/-
Group #25 Stacey Keating Australia 69 -2
12:30PM Seon Hwa Lee South Korea 76 +5
  Tiffany Joh   San Diego, CA  75 +4
Group #27 Reilley Rankin   Hilton Head Island, SC 74 +3
12:41PM Lindsey Wright Albury, Australia 73 +2
  Chie Arimura     Japan  74 +3
Group #29 Alena Sharp      
Hamilton Canada 

*Gatorade Get Loud Group* 

65 -6
12:52PM Kayla Mortellaro Phoenix, AZ 78 +7
  Nicole Castrale   Palm Desert CA 72 +1
Group #31 *Gaby Lopez
Mexico City, Mexico

*Gatorade Get Loud Group* 

70 -1
1:03PM Caroline Hedwall Sweden 67 -4
  Belen Mozo     Spain 77 +6
Group #33 Ai Miyazato   Okinawa, Japan 71 E
1:14PM Line Vedel   Denmark 68 -3
  Se Ri Pak  South Korea 72 +1
Group #35 Lizette Salas 
Azusa, CA

*Gatorade Get Loud Group*

73 +2
1:25PM Morgan Pressel Boca Raton, FL   71 E
  Gerina Piller Roswell, NM 67 -4
Group #37 Inbee Park  Seoul, South Korea 69 -2
1:36PM Cristie Kerr Miami, FL 69 -2
  Azahara Munoz Malaga, Spain 68 -3
Group #39 Anna Nordqvist
Eskilstuna Sweden 

*Gatorade Get Loud Group* 

70 -1
1:47PM Sandra Gal     Cologne, Germany 74 +3
  Juli Inkster    Los Altos, CA 69 -2
Group #41 Megan Grehan Mamaroneck, NY 73 +2
1:58PM Amelia Lewis   Jacksonville, FL  73 +2
  Dewi Claire Schreefel  The Netherlands  69 -2
Group #43 Paola Moreno Cali, Colombia 73 +2
2:09PM Alejandra Llaneza Mexico City 66 -5
  Lisa McCloskey   Houston, TX 76 +5
Group #45 Paula Reto  Bloemfontein, South Africa 73 +2
2:20PM Laura Diaz       Scotia, NY 72 +1
  Giulia Sergas Italy 77 +6
Group #47 Kathleen Ekey Wadsworth, OH 75 +4
2:31PM Irene Coe    LA Habra, CA  70 -1
  Silvia Cavalleri   Milano, Italy 69 -2

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

10th Tee Afternoon Scores +/-
Group #26 Marina Alex Wayne, NJ  71 E
12:30PM Alison Walshe Westford, MA   70 -1
  Ariya Jutanugarn Bangkok, Thailand   74 +3
Group #28 Jaclyn Sweeney  Andover, MA  76 +5
12:41PM Ashleigh Simon South Africa 70 -1
  Karin Sjodin Gothenburg, Sweden    68 -3
Group #30 Vicky Hurst Melbourne, FL  72 +1
12:52PM Ji Young Oh South Korea 67 -4
  Rebecca Lee-Bentham   Toronto, Canada 72 +1
Group #32 Katie Futcher The Woodlands, TX  77 +6
1:03PM Candie Kung Taiwan 70 -1
  Maria Hernandez Spain 71 E
Group #34 Haeji Kang South Korea 71 E
1:14PM Meena Lee South Korea 70 -1
  Brittany Lincicome Seminole, FL 73 +2
Group #36 Brittany Lang Mckinney, TX 71 E
1:25PM Shanshan Feng Guangzhou, China     67 -4
  Pat Hurst Arizona 74 +3
Group #38 Mirim Lee South Korea 75 +4
1:36PM Yani Tseng Lake Nona, FL 71 E
  Angela Stanford           Saginaw, TX               68 -3
Group #40 Hee-Won Han               Seoul, South Korea         69 -2
1:47PM Beatriz Recari            Pamplona, Spain           74 +3
  Caroline Masson           Germany                   70 -1
Group #42 Erica Popson              Orlando, FL               72 +1
1:58PM Brooke Pancake            Chattanooga, TN           71 E
  Sarah Jane Smith Caloundra, Queensland  71 E
Group #44 Katherine Kirk Sunrise Beach, Australia 70 -1
2:09PM Hannah Jun Medlock San Diego, CA 70 -1
  Mo Martin Altadena, CA 68 -3
Group #46 Julia Boland Australia 73 +2
2:20PM Nicole Jeray Berwyn, IL  76 +5
  Cydney Clanton Rockwell, NC 75 +4
Group #48 Sue Kim Langley,  Bc, Canada  70 -1
2:31PM Heather Bowie Young Forth Worth, TX  75 +4
  Ryann O'Toole   California 74 +3

First Round Recap

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First Round Recap

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Friday, June 27, 2014

Canada’s Alena Sharp shot a 6-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G. U.S. Women’s Open champion Michelle Wie and Alejandra Llaneza of Mexico trail the lead by one shot. Sharp’ s round of 65 ties her low round of the year and leads after the first round for the first time in her career. She described her round which included seven birdies and one bogey as ‘simple and relaxed.’

“Yeah, hit a lot of greens today, I only missed four greens,” said Sharp. “Drove it well, wasn’t really in the rough at all so I got to lift, clean and place so got a perfect lie almost every time. Really didn’t hit outside of 20 feet much, made a lot of putts. It was really simple. It was fun to just play and not be stressed, and just relax and enjoy the day.”

Sharp has made five previous appearances at the event and her previous best finish was a T54 in 2009. She said being familiar with the track at Pinnacle Country Club made her work around the greens on Friday easier.

“And the greens are so perfect,” said Sharp. “I mean, they’re rolling so smooth, it’s almost like no one’s played on the greens at all. There’s hardly any divots on them. I think knowing the breaks helps, yeah. And then I got the speed down right away which was perfect. It’s hard to get the judge of the speed this week with all the rain that we’ve had, but it’s in great shape for all the rain that’s fallen here this week.”

Rogers received nearly two inches of rain over the past five days, but Sharp said her length off the tee helped her with the soft conditions. Sharp is ranked seventh on Tour in average driving distance with an 268.6 yard average.

“Well, I drive it fairly far so I knew it was a little bit of an advantage carrying it further than some of the other girls,” said Sharp. “But it wasn’t playing as long as I thought it would because the wind is not easy either.”

Wie, who arrived in Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon from a media tour in New York City following her first major championship win, said she started running out of gas on the back nine but was glad to be back playing again.

“Definitely running on fumes right now but I’m excited to be here in Arkansas,” said Wie. “The crowds are amazing. Just feels great to play golf again.”

Wie has missed the cut at this event the past three years but had a runner-up finish in 2010. She had a bogey-free round with five birdies and said she was grateful for the weather holding up yesterday to allow her to get in a full 18 holes in before Friday.

“I think, you know, I got lucky to play 18 holes yesterday in the pro‑am,” said Wie. “The weather definitely held up, which is nice.”

Wie said the positive momentum from Pinehurst definitely carried over into this week but has high concern for logging more hours of sleep.

“It definitely gave me confidence to play today,” said Wie. “But definitely it would have been harder if I had a morning tee time today. I was really happy about this late afternoon tee time. Glad to sleep in, got my 12 hours of sleep, and hopefully I’ll get to bed in about an hour and a half now.”

University of Arkansas alum and world No. 1 Stacy Lewis shot a 1-under 70 and is in a tie for 43rd and five shots off the lead. Defending champ and world No. 2 Inbee Park was one shot better with a 69 and is T25 after 18 holes.

Thursday, June 27 Pro-Am Results

1st place team: Lorie Kane (55)

Pat Hennessy, Paul Eiserman, Mike Hudson, Brent Henry

 

2nd place team: Jee Young Lee (57)

David McWhorter, Dennis Farmer, Tammy Thurow, Steve Moore

 

3rd place team: Thidapa Suwannapura (57)

DJ Ransom, Chase Turpin, Stewart Baguley, Matt Giordano

 

Long Drive

Men (#18): Greg Hall

Women (#4): Sarah Semrow

 

Closest To the Pin (#17)

Ryan Sprague—8.25”

Thursday, June 25 Pro-Am Pairings

  1st Tee – Morning
7:00 BRITTANY LANG
  Pete Coors, Lee Dixon, Kevin Doyle, Brian Feiro
7:10 PERNILLA LINDBERG
  Melinda Johnson, Tammy Fussell, Richard Klaus, Bryan Smith
7:20 JEE YOUNG LEE
  David McWhorter, Dennis Farmer, Tammy Thurow, Steve Moore
7:30 YANI TSENG
  Karla Short, Cory Gundberg, Lesa Chilton, Jennifer Krafsky
7:40 SYDNEE MICHAELS
  Dean General, Craig Suttie, Jason Epps, Mark Jurik
7:50 AZAHARA MUNOZ
  Jim Breach, Aaron Crandall, Tom Garvey, Sean Mandras
8:00 CANDIE KUNG
  Olivia Smith-Keneipp, Sabrina Freeman, Marlena Bond, Jan Sturner
8:10 HAEJI KANG
  Tim Brandt, Chris Smith, Tony Moody, Rick Beran
8:20 VICKY HURST
  Cindy O'Connor, Seong Ohm, Paul Beahm, Carol Schumacher
8:30 SARAH JANE SMITH
  George Diaz, Brad Graves, Don Myer, Greg Jorgensen
8:40 BEATRIZ RECARI
  Renee Carr, Rick Sorrell, Tom McDonald, Luba Osadchy
8:50 MICHELLE WIE
  Dick Bond, Michael Bond, Greg Lee, Rob Lyall
9:00 TIFFANY JOH
  Ricky Adair, Brad Palmer, Nick Dozier, Randy Scott May
  10th Tee – Morning
7:00 JENNIFER KIRBY
  Jacques Hagopian, Jeff Metzner, Corey Breitfelder, Will Brandt
7:10 VICTORIA ELIZABETH
  Charlie Rodes, Mark Malo, Mike Schmandt, Craven Whitlow
7:20 SARAH KEMP
  Ryan Lawrence, Sean Griffin, Chris Rushton, Jim Moriarty
7:30 GERINA PILLER
  Molly Coats, Randy Coats, Gail Graham, Chris Higgs
7:40 KATIE BURNETT
  Erica Zubriski, Charles Verkamp, Kim Magnus, Chad Zubriski
7:50 AMELIA LEWIS
  Kent Eikenberry, Don Gibson, Joseph Ivy, David Ganoung
8:00 KIM KAUFMAN
  Michael Mulvaney, David Hale, Carl Laws, Mike Needham
8:10 MARIAJO URIBE
  Crystal Costa, John David Lindsey, Chris Bunch, Larry Zigerelli
8:20 STACEY KEATING
  Eric Nilsen, John Gaydac, Paul Kennedy, Masaharu Seki
8:30 CAROLINE HEDWALL
  Aaron Peters, Dan Skoff, Jonathan Martinez, Jeremy Stewart
8:40 MIRIM LEE
  Jordan Millice, Ric Clifford, Tim Bernard, Tony Allen
8:50 KATHLEEN EKEY
  Scott Chamberlain, Nicholas Chamberlain, John Martfeld, David Shoemaker
9:00 NA YEON CHOI
  Don Devine, Zach Alter, James Dean, Jeremy Beehn
  1st Tee – Afternoon
12:00 MORGAN PRESSEL
  Jeff Schomburger, Mike Russell, Matt Dunn, Bryan Stanley
12:10 PAULA CREAMER
  Dave Tovar, Steve Bratspies, Duncan Mac Naughton, Mark Henneberger
12:20 JESSICA KORDA
  Andy Bush, Tim Marrin, Tom Schoewe, Jack Sinclair
12:30 LAURA DIAZ
  Walt Gallagher, Kevin Lyles, Glen Walter, Jim Parker
12:40 JULI INKSTER
  Mike Schmidt, Mark Breden, Jason Gemeiner, Melissa Sands
12:50 NATALIE GULBIS
  Charles Holley, Jeff Gearhart, Rhonda Rathje, Dan Bartlett
1:00 LEXI THOMPSON
  David Lang, Governor Mike Beebe, Marvin Childers, Terry Matthews
1:10 CARLOTA CIGANDA
  Mark Little, Mark Abbott, Scott Sabine, Dan Williams
1:20 XI YU LIN
  David Chelette, Rick Nolte, Larry Broz, Jim Weber
1:30 SO YEON RYU
  JP Suarez, Sharon Orlopp, Paula Lawless, Greg Hall
1:40 THIDAPA SUWANNAPURA
  DJ Ransom, Chase Turpin, Stewart Baguley, Matt Giordano
1:50 VERONICA FELIBERT
  Bryson Moss, Jason Benson, Keith Pfeiffenberger, Jon Waltz
2:00 EUN HEE JI
  Brian LaPoint, Andy Batzner, Zach O'Neal, Lauren Kulmann
2:10 AYAKO UEHARA
  Matthew Stephans, Woody Allen, Jake McBride, Jay Steele
  10th Tee – Afternoon
12:00 ANNA NORDQVIST
  Sarah Semrow, John Scholes, Arist Mastorides, Mike Jones
12:10 NICOLE CASTRALE
  Kevin Young, Jeff Stevens, Charles Emeterio, Ryan Sprague
12:20 RYANN O'TOOLE
  Brad Hoener, Matt Vickers, Chris Boyett, Mike Aicklen
12:30 LYDIA KO
  Rob Dro, Steven Williams, Oscar Garcia, Van Bakke
12:40 KATHERINE KIRK
  Rob Ruhlman, Abby Ruhlman, Jerry Johnson, Tim Owens
12:50 SUZANN PETTERSEN
  Scott Rouse, Chris Dodson, Erick Tangness, Devin Cole
1:00 DORI CARTER
  Kurt Grossheim, Greg Davis, Beto Casellas, Bart Schaller
1:10 JENNY SHIN
  Mike Cates, Matt Gocke, Robert Sedani, Jeff Lewis
1:20 JAYE MARIE GREEN
  Blair Stautzenberger, Steve Lewis, Janet Edwards, Bryce Buntin
1:30 CINDY LACROSSE
  Greg Hines, Johnny Hughes, Brad Bridgers, Nick Nabholz
1:40 LORIE KANE
  Pat Hennessy, Paul Eiserman, Mike Hudson, Brent Henry
1:50 JIMIN KANG
  Jose Vega, Adam McDougal, Alex Hase, Brian Kay
2:00 ILHEE LEE
  Carl Pacione, Jack Carr, Tyler Gill, Alan Thresher
2:10 MI HYANG LEE
  William Douglas, Erik Hazen, Jeff Greer, Steve Carr

 

Wednesday, June 24 Pro-Am Pairings

  1st Tee – Morning
7:00 STACY LEWIS
  Ryan Harrington, Mike Fandrich, Shawn O'Grady, Keith Woodward
7:10 BRITTANY LINCICOME
  Scott Tassani, Adam Dill, Jim Murphy, Mark Wilhite
7:20 LIZETTE SALAS
  Jeff Davis, Gisel Ruiz, Jeff McAllister, Carlos Doubleday
7:30 AI MIYAZATO
  Yoshikazu Uemura, Hideaki Funakoshi, Ernie Padalino, Yoichi Kanazawa
7:40 MEENA LEE
  Ron Cole, Brian Werner, Jack See, Brian Sorenson
7:50 DEWI CLAIRE SCHREEFEL
  Samuel Reeves, Rhonda Justice-Neal, Geoff Edwards, Scott Pleiman
8:00 INBEE PARK
  Tj Rooney, Don Quigley, Todd Hanus, Dex Mack
8:10 MINA HARIGAE
  Jentry Jones, Jennifer Sparks, Brooke Buchanan, Scott Draper
8:20 ANGELA STANFORD
  Deanna Boren, Chad Spencer, Brian Mollner, Chad Atchley
8:30 LINE VEDEL
  Greg Little, Brett Huyser, Ty Ott, Ernie Munoz
8:40 SE RI PAK
  Stacey Barnes, Holli Hill, Scotti Williamson, Jennifer Booher
8:50 JENNY SUH
  David Lawing, Curtis Foote, Randall Mertes, Derek Burnett
9:00 ALEJANDRA LLANEZA
  Karen Jennings, Bob Jennings, Donn Lux, Steve Gall
  10th Tee – Morning
7:00 JENNIFER ROSALES
  Rachel Zander, Chris Vitella, Jim Freudenberg, David Caraballo
7:10 CATRIONA MATTHEW
  Bolette Andersen, Randall Potter, Eugene Kublanov, Jarrod Bassman
7:20 SHANSHAN FENG
  Perry Sook, Brian Jones, Neile Jones, Travis Woods
7:30 SANDRA GAL
  Hayden Crockett, Brian Chesemore, Bret Van De Bovenkamp, Kevin Klein
7:40 PORNANONG PHATLUM
  Brent Horn, Christopher Sommer, Phil Dabill, Linda Dabill
7:50 MO MARTIN
  John George, Jerry Walton, Timmy Graham, Mike Anderson
8:00 KARINE ICHER
  Linda Lauschke, Jim Doherty, Jacob Hutson, David McQueen
8:10 IRENE COE
  Rick Martin, Bob Howard, Kelly Lovell, Carl Urquizu
8:20 JODI EWART SHADOFF
  Jason Nichol, Don Cannon, Denny Belcastro, Chris Baumhover
8:30 ALISON WALSHE
  Hubie Nelson, Geordie Shaw, David Hardy, Michael Cooper
8:40 BECKY MORGAN
  Scott Roberts, Scott Salmon, Jeff Sattler, Kristin Schweitzer
8:50 CHELLA CHOI
  John Kelly, Chuck Cook, Derek Phillips, Dan Lyons
9:00 MEGAN MCCHRYSTAL
  Walt Gallagher, Joe Mueller, David Mackay, Taytum Billington

 

  1st Tee – Afternoon
12:00 PAOLA MORENO
  Jonathon Martin, Ethan Pennington, John Reilman, Neal Delett
12:10 JENNIFER JOHNSON
  Andy Barron, Dave Faber, Tom Evans, Rick Webb
12:20 CHRISTINA KIM
  TJ Parks, Kevin Hurt, Nick Dozier, Dwanye Drummonds
12:30 JULIETA GRANADA
  Greg Blair, Mark Kruger, Stu Hamilton, Cole Gallagher
12:40 CAROLINE MASSON
  Michelle Medlin, Dale Murphy, Chad Mitchell, Katie Cody
12:50 ALENA SHARP
  Marty Mitchna, Malia Wycoff, Sean Thacker, Derek Taylor
1:00 MORIYA JUTANUGARN
  Shauna Bowen, Ginger Bowling, Chris Richards, Ivory Tubbs
1:10 BROOKE PANCAKE
  Dave Pierre, Paul Willis, Matt Johnson, Todd Tymeseon
1:20 SUN YOUNG YOO
  Jim Norred, Scott Farmer, Perry Keefe, Zak Lowe
1:30 AMY YANG
  Lisa Binger, Hope Moore, Rosetta Parks, Andrew McNatt
1:40 BELEN MOZO
  David Lang, Kyle Meredith, Steve Schotta, Brad Hoener
1:50 GIULIA SERGAS
  Weldon Johnson, Wayne Callahan, Roland Julian, Sommer Rochelle
2:00 AUSTIN ERNST
  Tim Brandt, Chris Smith, Phill Burgess, Joe Morrissey
2:10 JI YOUNG OH
  David McWhorter, Brent Stevenson, Wendy Magnuson, Mike Martin

 

  10th Tee – Afternoon
12:00 MIKA MIYAZATO
  Kevin Murphy, Derek Madison, Dustin Maestri, Rachel Cullen
12:10 PAZ ECHEVERRIA
  Mark Tucker, Kristi Pianalto, Kevin Pickering, Gary Head
12:20 PK KONGKRAPHAN
  Russ Schleiden, David Kearns, Ben Blakeman, Chris Chandler
12:30 CRISTIE KERR
  Pete Coors, Lee Dixon, Kevin Doyle, Brian Feiro
12:40 LINDSEY WRIGHT
  Todd Parker, JJ Reese, George Nunnally, Randy Mullikin
12:50 HARU NOMURA
  Lisa Kelsey, Drew Dees, Ken MacLeod, Cindy Farrell
1:00 HEE YOUNG PARK
  John Owen, Jeff Maas, Joe Kent, Mark Throwbridge
1:10 AMY ANDERSON
  Corey Paquette, Todd Mitchell, Eddie Litten, Sean Moran
1:20 KARIN SJODIN
  Michael Slone, Tyler Brown, Jim Teeter, Matt Brown
1:30 CHRISTEL BOELJON
  Jim Parker, Glen Walter, Joe Boyd, Brad Thomas
1:40 PAT HURST
  Grace Dy, Mark Engle, Rick Betsch, Shannon Siefker
1:50 CYDNEY CLANTON
  Eric Hinson, Scott Geringer, Daniel Pancotto, Jeff Englman
2:00 ASHLEIGH SIMON
  Dan Bell, Gene Vidler, Matt Ledbetter, Levi May
2:10 KATIE FUTCHER
  Brian Cheever, Kirk Elmquist, Peter Brown, Matt Tausig

Walmart Awards $450,000 to the Northwest Arkansas Council

At an event held today during the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, Walmart announced a $450,000 grant provided to the Northwest Arkansas Council for projects that foster economic development, diversity and inclusion in the local community.  The grant is part of a commitment by Walmart to fund growth and development in Northwest Arkansas, as it is doing with the world-class LPGA event being held this week in Rogers at Pinnacle Country Club.

“At Walmart, we are dedicated to fostering growth and prosperity in our hometown of Northwest Arkansas,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and President, Walmart Foundation. “That’s why we provide support to organizations like the Northwest Arkansas Council, so we can help further economic development here at home.” 

The grant will impact more than 500,000 local residents throughout the region. The work being accomplished focuses on improving education, job opportunities, quality of life and infrastructure.