Find out what happened this week in the world of women's golf
Updated: Oct 8, 2019
4. Japan LPGA
5. Symetra Tour
6. LET Access Series
LPGA- Volunteers of America Classic.
Cheyenne Knight claimed her maiden LPGA victory on Sunday by winning the Volunteers of America Classic. She finished on -18, 2 shots clear of fellow Americans Brittany Altomare and Jaye Marie Green.
Knight, has struggled in her rookie season. She made the cut in only half of the tournaments she played in and thought she was heading back to Q School before her dramatic victory In the only LPGA event in her home state of Texas, in what she thought would be her last tournament of the year, Knight went round bogey-free Sunday and closed with a 5-under 66 to clinch victory.
After her win she said "It's so incredible. I can't put it into words,"
“This is for Brandon,” Cheyenne Knight exclaimed as she burst into tears on the 18th green. When Knight was 12 years old, she lost her brother Brandon to a tragic drunk-driving accident.
Altomare, returned to the LPGA in her first event since the Solheim Cup and continues her good form with her 4th top 10 of the year moving to 14th on the CME Race to the Globe.
Green, who had missed 5 cuts in her last 6 starts picked up her best finish of the 2019 season. The much needed result lifts her to 48th place in the rankings.
Georgia Hall closed with a final round 66 to finish in 4th, her seasons best position. This was Hall’s 2nd top 10 in a row and she seems to have improved her game since her great performance at the Solheim Cup. She finished level with American Jane Park who also picked up her best result of the year.
Jeongeun Lee6 moved up to 3rd place on the Race to the Globe with an 8th place finish and her 4th top 10 in her last 5 starts.
Next Event: Buick LPGA Shanghai (China) 17/10/19
LET- Hero Women's Indian Open
Christine Wolf gained redemption for 2018 by winning the Hero Women’s Indian Open.
Wolf, claimed her first LET title without dropping a shot all weekend, her last bogey coming at the 10th on Friday. This time last year wolf had a 3 shot lead heading into the 18th before a double bogey handed victory to Becky Morgan.
The 30-year-old Austrian showed no sign of nerves and her third shot sailed over the dangerous lake and rolled into the rear greenside bunker. She played a superb sand shot and was able to tap-in for a par to win the event by three strokes.
After her victory she said I’m very relieved. I was looking forward to coming back here. I didn’t think, in my wildest dreams, that I would actually pull through and I’m just excited right now. I just tried to stay calm and enjoy it out here and hit good shots. I am super happy, obviously, to post my first victory but also because I did it here. I love the course and I already knew that coming into this week. Everyone knew about the drama that went on last year. When I left last year, I was ready to be back, play the course and get some revenge on the 18th.”
Marianne Skarpnord’s of Norway finished 2nd, 3 shots behind Wolf. Skarpnord, is now leading on the Order of Merit heading into the last few events. Skarpnord, got off to a flying start this season and has been near the top of the Order of Merit all year. Her final round of 70 saw her into 2nd place 1 shot ahead of Meghan MacLaren and afterwards she said “I’m quite happy with my game. Christine played such good golf and hasn’t made a bogey in two days. I felt that I played steady and had a good score around this course. When you are playing with a player that doesn’t miss a fairway, doesn’t miss a green and holes a few putts; it’s very difficult to beat that. Christine has been out here for a few years and she really deserved that win today.”
Meghan MacLaen bounced back to form with a 3rd place finish after having struggled slightly in recent months. MacLaren, who had led after round 1 with a strong 67 was undone slightly by her 2nd round of 73. Hopefully, she can now finish the season strongly on the LET and in trying to qualify for the final stage of LPGA qualifying.
15-year-old amateur Anika Varma finished 5th in -3. The Indian, had a 3rd round 67 which shot her up the leaderboard in front of a very jubilant home crowd.
Next Event: Open De España, 28/11/19