A round up of women's golf from around the world
LPGA- Cambia Portland Classic
Hanna Green from Australia added to her PGA Championship victory earlier in the season by winning the Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday. Afterwards Green said "This course is really tough, I had to stay patient. I was giving myself opportunities."
22 year old Green, went into the final round 3 shots behind Yealimi Noh from the USA. Noh, an 18 year old was trying to become only the 3rd player to win an LPGA event after coming through Monday qualifying.
Green, birdied 15 and 17 to beat Noh by 1 shot. Noh, who bogeyed 16 and 18 said afterwards "It's hard, I tried my best. My shots weren't going how I wanted today."
Green, who had a 5 shot lead after round 2 must have thought she had blown her chances with a 73 on Saturday, but she dug deep and showed the grit that made her a major champion earlier in the year. With the victory Green rises to 13th in the CME Race to the globe.
Brittany Altomoare continued her recent good form and shot a final round 69 to finish third at 17 under. Henderson and Nasa Hataoka tied for fourth at 15 under.
Next Event: 26th Spetmber, INDY Women in Tech Championship
KLPGA- Hanwha Classic (Major)
It was major glory in Korea for Park Chae Yoon who shot a final round 69 while others struggled around her.
It was American Nelly Korda who had made the trip to Korea who led heading into the final round by 2 shots. Yoon, started the final round 6th, 6 shots behind Korda. Korda, never really got going in the final round and fired a closing round +4 to finish in 2nd one shot back.
South Korean pair Lee Jung Min and Kim So Yi also finished tied 2nd.
This was Park Chae Yoon's first win of the season and she was coming into the event in good form after finishing runner up last week on the KLPGA. The victory also sends her to the top of the Order of Merit rankings ahead of Hye Jin Choi.
Next Event: September 6th, The KG Edaily Ladies Open
LET Access Series- Scandic PGA Championship 2019
Norway’s Tonje Daffinrud secured her third LET Access Series title coming from 2 shots back to win by 2 shots. She went on a crazy run of birdies where she hit four birdies in the final five holes to finish on -14.
The 27-year-old Norweigian putted superbly throughout the event and rolled in a number of brilliant putts as the momentum gathered in the final stages to come back in 31 shots.
Overnight leaders Johanna Gustavsson and Maja Stark had to settle for a share of second place as the final pairing both shot a closing round of 70 to finish two shots behind.
This was Daffinrud's first victory on the LET Access Series since winning twice in 2014.
There are now just 3 events of the season remaing and the Order of Merit is really hotting up. The next event comes to Stoke By Nayland in England and we cant wait to be there and watch a high class field in action.
Next Event: September 12th, WPGA International Challenge
Symetra Tour- Sioux Falls Great Life Challenge
Patty Tavatanakit, claimed her 3rd Symetra Tour victory of the season by winning at Sioux Falls. She defeated Yujeong Son with a birdie in the first extra frame of a sudden-death playoff.
Tavatanakit from Thailand, who started the final round 4 shots behind Son and 6 shots off the lead, fired a brilliant final round 8-under par 62 and took the clubhouse lead of 13-under overall. She then had to wait around and watch the Korean Son birdie the last to force the playoff.
After her victory she said “Definitely very surreal, I didn’t expect to get this win,I just hoped to play well and climb the leaderboard for a bigger check to move up the money list. I wanted to be the first player out here to win three times this year, so I accomplished my goal and hard work really pays off.”
18 year old Son's runner up spot was her best ever finish and she shot up 12 spots in the Volvik Race for the Card to No. 15 and afterwards she said “I didn’t really expect to make my putt on No. 18 the first try, so I felt lucky, Unfortunately, the luck didn’t come in the playoff. Patty played great and I did my best out there, which is the best I can do. It gives me great confidence going into the last four tournaments, hard to believe we only have that many left. I’m excited to see what happens and keep working on the course.”
This is how the standings look with 4 events left.
1. Perrine Delacour (France) - $113,883 2. Patty Tavatanakit (Thailand) - $110,487 3. Jillian Hollis (USA) - $96,102 4. Ssu-Chia Cheng (Taipei) - $92,197 5. Leona Maguire (Ireland) - $84,149 6. Julieta Granada (Paraguay) - $78,064 7. Robynn Ree (USA) - $76,506 8. Esther Lee (USA) - $75,136 9. Min Seo Kwak (Korea) - $63,935 10. Jenny Coleman (USA) - $62,614
Next Event: September 6th, Garden City Charity Classic at Buffalo Dunes
Japan LPGA- Nitori Aldies Golf Tournament
Ai Suzuki, picked up her 4th win of the season by claiming victory at the Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament. She beat a very strong field by 2 shots finishing on -11 after 4 rounds. She claimed the winners check of $170,000
Suzuki, fired a closing round -3 to beat South Koreans Jiyai Shin and Sun-Ju Ahn who both finished on -9. One of the best amateurs in world golf Yuka Yasuda from Japan finished 4th on -8 while British Open winner Hinako Shibuno ended 5th on -7.
Suzuki, moved to 6th in the Order of Merit while Shibuno still leads the way.
Next Event: September 6th, Golf 5 Ladies Pro golf tournament.
Taiwan LPGA- Royal Open
Nattagate Nimitpongkul, fired a closing round 67 (-5) to clinch victory on the Taiwan LPGA. This was the Thai players first win on this tour this year after two previous top 10's.
Nattagate, moves up to 21st in the Order of Merit.
Nattagate, beat Jin Hee Park2 by 1 shot, and Babe Liu by 2 with them finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Finishing Tied 7th were Thai pair Parinda Phokan and Arpichaya Yubol. Phokan, continues to lead the Order of Merit while Yubol, one of "our 10 to watch for 2019" will return to Thailand to try win the Thai LPGA for the 2nd year in a row.