LPGA Tour

Cambia Portland Classic 2018

August 30 - September 02

Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon

$1,300,000

August 30 - September 02

Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon

$1,300,000

Round 1

Marina Alex captures first LPGA title

September 02, 2018

Marina Alex closed the front nine with five consecutive birdies on her way to firing a seven-under par 65 Sunday and collecting her first LPGA title at the Portland Classic.

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The 28-year-old American made the best final-round comeback on tour this year, rallying from six strokes behind Britain's Georgia Hall over the last 18 holes for the victory at Oregon's Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

"It was just an incredible day," Alex said. "I'm so proud of myself."

Alex, who fired a 62 on Thursday, finished on 19-under 269 with Hall second on 273 after a closing 75 and Japan's Ayako Uehara a distant third on 275.

"The first day I played so incredible. I knew that it was in there," Alex said. "Friday and Saturday I was so nervous. It was nice to have a hole I needed to dig myself out of it. I was able to free wheel it out there."

Alex took her first title in her 124th career LPGA start.

"It has been a lot of hard work," she said. "I haven't been in a ton of contention situations. I really didn't know how to handle them. But I'm just really happy."

Until taking a bogey on the final hole, Alex was only one shot off the 72-hole tournament record of 21-under par set by Canada's Brooke Henderson in 2015.

But Alex didn't even know she was leading until she reached the 18th green.

"My goal was 8-under to give myself a chance," she said. "I was purposely trying not to look at the leaderboard. It really stresses me out. I had no idea how the others were playing. I played like I was behind the whole time.

"I didnt know I had a 4-shot lead until my third shot into the green on 18. It did help a little."

Alex had her best prior finish in this year's Founders Cup, sharing second in the first US event of the year, and bettered it in the last US event before the tour spends two months overseas ahead of the season-ending Tour Championship in Florida in November.

Alex birdied the par-3 second hole on a 20-foot putt, then began her birdie run at the par-5 fifth to make the turn at six-under 30 for the front nine, including a 25-foot putt at the par-5 seventh, and she added another birdie at the par-5 12th.

Hall, a 22-year-old from England who won her first major title at last month's Women's British Open, opened with a bogey and took another at the seventh. She finally made a birdie at the par-4 11th to pull within two strokes of Alex.

But 10th-ranked Hall took a bogey at the par-4 14th and Alex, ranked 39th, birdied the par-4 15th to stretch the lead to four shots.

Hall chipped in to rescue par the par-3 16th yet could not take advantage of Alex's closing stumble, the American's bogey putt at 18 clinching the triumph.

Australian Minjee Lee was fourth on 277 after a closing 77, the second-worst closing round of her career. Lee made five bogeys without a birdie after starting only two strokes behind Hall.

Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Marina Alex
62 - 71 - 71 - 65
269
-19
$195,000
2
Georgia Hall
66 - 63 - 69 - 75
273
-15
$118,921
3
Ayako Uehara
68 - 68 - 70 - 69
275
-13
$86,269
4
Minjee Lee
64 - 68 - 68 - 77
277
-11
$66,736
5
Megan Khang
68 - 65 - 76 - 69
278
-10
$53,715
T6
Benyapa Niphatsophon
69 - 74 - 67 - 70
280
-8
$37,655
T6
Brittany Lincicome
67 - 71 - 72 - 70
280
-8
$37,655
T6
Beatriz Recari
68 - 68 - 73 - 71
280
-8
$37,655
T9
Su Oh
66 - 69 - 77 - 69
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Lexi Thompson
68 - 73 - 70 - 70
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Robynn Ree
65 - 72 - 73 - 71
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Chella Choi
70 - 71 - 68 - 72
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Mirim Lee
70 - 69 - 70 - 72
281
-7
$24,780
T14
Gaby Lopez
68 - 71 - 71 - 72
282
-6
$19,467
T14
Katherine Perry
66 - 73 - 71 - 72
282
-6
$19,467
T16
Daniela Darquea
71 - 71 - 70 - 71
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Amy Olson
68 - 72 - 72 - 71
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
72 - 71 - 67 - 73
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Jaye Marie Green
67 - 73 - 69 - 74
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Brittany Marchand
69 - 67 - 70 - 77
283
-5
$16,277
T21
Amy Yang
70 - 71 - 73 - 70
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Celine Boutier
69 - 72 - 73 - 70
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Gemma Dryburgh
73 - 68 - 72 - 71
284
-4
$12,479
T21
So Yeon Ryu
71 - 68 - 74 - 71
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
70 - 69 - 74 - 71
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Anna Nordqvist
67 - 70 - 75 - 72
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Mariajo Uribe
69 - 71 - 70 - 74
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Angela Stanford
67 - 69 - 74 - 74
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Brooke M. Henderson
64 - 71 - 74 - 75
284
-4
$12,479
T30
Candie Kung
71 - 70 - 73 - 71
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Katherine Kirk
70 - 71 - 72 - 72
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Daniela Iacobelli
69 - 70 - 73 - 73
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Christina Kim
69 - 69 - 74 - 73
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Inbee Park
69 - 70 - 72 - 74
285
-3
$9,441
T35
Mi Jung Hur
71 - 70 - 75 - 70
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Yu Liu
71 - 70 - 75 - 70
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Wei-Ling Hsu
71 - 72 - 72 - 71
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Brittany Altomare
71 - 72 - 71 - 72
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Mo Martin
69 - 72 - 72 - 73
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Catriona Matthew
71 - 71 - 70 - 74
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Jacqui Concolino
68 - 72 - 72 - 74
286
-2
$7,385
T42
Sakura Yokomine
75 - 68 - 73 - 71
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Alison Lee
73 - 69 - 74 - 71
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Cydney Clanton
70 - 70 - 76 - 71
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Pornanong Phatlum
68 - 74 - 73 - 72
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Shanshan Feng
72 - 69 - 74 - 72
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Rebecca Artis
70 - 71 - 73 - 73
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Lauren Kim
73 - 69 - 70 - 75
287
-1
$5,562
T49
Peiyun Chien
69 - 73 - 75 - 71
288
E
$4,579
T49
In Gee Chun
71 - 72 - 71 - 74
288
E
$4,579
T49
Jane Park
69 - 72 - 70 - 77
288
E
$4,579
T52
Brianna Do
71 - 72 - 74 - 72
289
1
$3,906
T52
Lindy Duncan
69 - 73 - 74 - 73
289
1
$3,906
T52
Camilla Lennarth
68 - 73 - 75 - 73
289
1
$3,906
T52
Tiffany Chan
68 - 74 - 73 - 74
289
1
$3,906
T52
Dani Holmqvist
72 - 69 - 72 - 76
289
1
$3,906
T52
Kris Tamulis
72 - 70 - 69 - 78
289
1
$3,906
T52
Ryann O'Toole
71 - 71 - 69 - 78
289
1
$3,906
T59
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
73 - 70 - 76 - 71
290
2
$3,239
T59
Mi Hyang Lee
67 - 71 - 77 - 75
290
2
$3,239
T59
Maria Torres
70 - 73 - 70 - 77
290
2
$3,239
T59
Lee-Anne Pace
70 - 71 - 72 - 77
290
2
$3,239
T63
Becky Morgan
70 - 73 - 75 - 73
291
3
$3,028
T63
Katelyn Sepmoree
72 - 69 - 74 - 76
291
3
$3,028
T65
Jing Yan
70 - 73 - 78 - 71
292
4
$2,739
T65
Jennifer Hahn
69 - 73 - 77 - 73
292
4
$2,739
T65
Katie Burnett
70 - 71 - 77 - 74
292
4
$2,739
T65
Min Lee
70 - 72 - 75 - 75
292
4
$2,739
T65
Ally McDonald
67 - 73 - 75 - 77
292
4
$2,739
T65
Mariah Stackhouse
67 - 72 - 75 - 78
292
4
$2,739
T65
Charley Hull
68 - 69 - 74 - 81
292
4
$2,739
T72
Thidapa Suwannapura
71 - 71 - 77 - 74
293
5
$2,523
T72
Dori Carter
72 - 70 - 75 - 76
293
5
$2,523
T74
Lauren Coughlin
71 - 71 - 77 - 75
294
6
$2,459
T74
Pernilla Lindberg
71 - 71 - 73 - 79
294
6
$2,459
76
P.K. Kongkraphan
71 - 69 - 78 - 78
296
8
$2,413
77
Sandra Changkija
69 - 70 - 79 - 79
297
9
$2,383
T78
Morgan Pressel
74 - 70
E
$0
T78
Sandra Gal
73 - 71
E
$0
T78
Emma Talley
73 - 71
E
$0
T78
Olafia Kristinsdottir
72 - 72
E
$0
T78
Brittany Lang
72 - 72
E
$0
T78
Jackie Stoelting
72 - 72
E
$0
T78
Cheyenne Woods
72 - 72
E
$0
T78
Danielle Kang
71 - 73
E
$0
T78
Lizette Salas
71 - 73
E
$0
T78
Amelia Lewis
70 - 74
E
$0
T78
Alison Walshe
70 - 74
E
$0
T78
Kassidy Teare
69 - 75
E
$0
T90
Sei Young Kim
73 - 72
1
$0
T90
Azahara Munoz
73 - 72
1
$0
T90
Ashleigh Buhai
72 - 73
1
$0
T90
Caroline Hedwall
72 - 73
1
$0
T90
Kelly Shon
72 - 73
1
$0
T90
Kelly Tan
72 - 73
1
$0
T90
Wichanee Meechai
71 - 74
1
$0
T90
Sarah Jane Smith
71 - 74
1
$0
T90
Juli Inkster
70 - 75
1
$0
T90
Kim Kaufman
70 - 75
1
$0
T90
Aditi Ashok
69 - 76
1
$0
T90
Austin Ernst
69 - 76
1
$0
T90
Hannah Green
69 - 76
1
$0
T90
Mina Harigae
68 - 77
1
$0
T104
Natalie Gulbis
73 - 73
2
$0
T104
Mel Reid
71 - 75
2
$0
T104
Julieta Granada
70 - 76
2
$0
T104
Brittany Benvenuto
69 - 77
2
$0
T104
Sophia Popov
69 - 77
2
$0
T109
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
77 - 70
3
$0
T109
Holly Clyburn
71 - 76
3
$0
T111
Luna Sobron
75 - 73
4
$0
T111
Katelyn Dambaugh
74 - 74
4
$0
T111
Olivia Benzin (a)
73 - 75
4
$0
T111
Madeleine Sheils
73 - 75
4
$0
T111
Alena Sharp
72 - 76
4
$0
T111
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
71 - 77
4
$0
T111
Perrine Delacour
70 - 78
4
$0
T118
Nicole Broch Larsen
78 - 71
5
$0
T118
Beth Allen
76 - 73
5
$0
T118
AJ Newell
75 - 74
5
$0
T118
Xiyu Lin
73 - 76
5
$0
T118
Paula Reto
73 - 76
5
$0
T118
Emily Pedersen
72 - 77
5
$0
T118
Lee Lopez
70 - 79
5
$0
T125
Haeji Kang
77 - 73
6
$0
T125
Tiffany Joh
76 - 74
6
$0
T125
Gigi Stoll (a)
76 - 74
6
$0
T125
Laetitia Beck
73 - 77
6
$0
T125
Allison Emrey
72 - 78
6
$0
T125
Karen Stupples
71 - 79
6
$0
T131
Martina Edberg
76 - 75
7
$0
T131
Simin Feng
75 - 76
7
$0
T131
Maddie McCrary
75 - 76
7
$0
T131
Samantha Troyanovich
73 - 78
7
$0
T135
Cindy LaCrosse
79 - 73
8
$0
T135
Lorie Kane
76 - 76
8
$0
137
Leticia Ras-Anderica
78 - 75
9
$0
138
Jessy Tang
73 - 82
11
$0
T139
Sydnee Michaels
81 - 77
14
$0
T139
Emily Tubert
78 - 80
14
$0
T141
Amy Simanton
79 - 80
15
$0
T141
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
78 - 81
15
$0
143
Erynne Lee
82
$0
Pos.
Player
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Marina Alex
269
-19
$195,000
2
Georgia Hall
273
-15
$118,921
3
Ayako Uehara
275
-13
$86,269
4
Minjee Lee
277
-11
$66,736
5
Megan Khang
278
-10
$53,715
T6
Benyapa Niphatsophon
280
-8
$37,655
T6
Brittany Lincicome
280
-8
$37,655
T6
Beatriz Recari
280
-8
$37,655
T9
Su Oh
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Lexi Thompson
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Robynn Ree
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Chella Choi
281
-7
$24,780
T9
Mirim Lee
281
-7
$24,780
T14
Gaby Lopez
282
-6
$19,467
T14
Katherine Perry
282
-6
$19,467
T16
Daniela Darquea
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Amy Olson
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Jaye Marie Green
283
-5
$16,277
T16
Brittany Marchand
283
-5
$16,277
T21
Amy Yang
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Celine Boutier
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Gemma Dryburgh
284
-4
$12,479
T21
So Yeon Ryu
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Anna Nordqvist
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Mariajo Uribe
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Angela Stanford
284
-4
$12,479
T21
Brooke M. Henderson
284
-4
$12,479
T30
Candie Kung
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Katherine Kirk
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Daniela Iacobelli
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Christina Kim
285
-3
$9,441
T30
Inbee Park
285
-3
$9,441
T35
Mi Jung Hur
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Yu Liu
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Wei-Ling Hsu
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Brittany Altomare
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Mo Martin
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Catriona Matthew
286
-2
$7,385
T35
Jacqui Concolino
286
-2
$7,385
T42
Sakura Yokomine
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Alison Lee
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Cydney Clanton
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Pornanong Phatlum
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Shanshan Feng
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Rebecca Artis
287
-1
$5,562
T42
Lauren Kim
287
-1
$5,562
T49
Peiyun Chien
288
E
$4,579
T49
In Gee Chun
288
E
$4,579
T49
Jane Park
288
E
$4,579
T52
Brianna Do
289
1
$3,906
T52
Lindy Duncan
289
1
$3,906
T52
Camilla Lennarth
289
1
$3,906
T52
Tiffany Chan
289
1
$3,906
T52
Dani Holmqvist
289
1
$3,906
T52
Kris Tamulis
289
1
$3,906
T52
Ryann O'Toole
289
1
$3,906
T59
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
290
2
$3,239
T59
Mi Hyang Lee
290
2
$3,239
T59
Maria Torres
290
2
$3,239
T59
Lee-Anne Pace
290
2
$3,239
T63
Becky Morgan
291
3
$3,028
T63
Katelyn Sepmoree
291
3
$3,028
T65
Jing Yan
292
4
$2,739
T65
Jennifer Hahn
292
4
$2,739
T65
Katie Burnett
292
4
$2,739
T65
Min Lee
292
4
$2,739
T65
Ally McDonald
292
4
$2,739
T65
Mariah Stackhouse
292
4
$2,739
T65
Charley Hull
292
4
$2,739
T72
Thidapa Suwannapura
293
5
$2,523
T72
Dori Carter
293
5
$2,523
T74
Lauren Coughlin
294
6
$2,459
T74
Pernilla Lindberg
294
6
$2,459
76
P.K. Kongkraphan
296
8
$2,413
77
Sandra Changkija
297
9
$2,383
T78
Morgan Pressel
E
$0
T78
Sandra Gal
E
$0
T78
Emma Talley
E
$0
T78
Olafia Kristinsdottir
E
$0
T78
Brittany Lang
E
$0
T78
Jackie Stoelting
E
$0
T78
Cheyenne Woods
E
$0
T78
Danielle Kang
E
$0
T78
Lizette Salas
E
$0
T78
Amelia Lewis
E
$0
T78
Alison Walshe
E
$0
T78
Kassidy Teare
E
$0
T90
Sei Young Kim
1
$0
T90
Azahara Munoz
1
$0
T90
Ashleigh Buhai
1
$0
T90
Caroline Hedwall
1
$0
T90
Kelly Shon
1
$0
T90
Kelly Tan
1
$0
T90
Wichanee Meechai
1
$0
T90
Sarah Jane Smith
1
$0
T90
Juli Inkster
1
$0
T90
Kim Kaufman
1
$0
T90
Aditi Ashok
1
$0
T90
Austin Ernst
1
$0
T90
Hannah Green
1
$0
T90
Mina Harigae
1
$0
T104
Natalie Gulbis
2
$0
T104
Mel Reid
2
$0
T104
Julieta Granada
2
$0
T104
Brittany Benvenuto
2
$0
T104
Sophia Popov
2
$0
T109
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
3
$0
T109
Holly Clyburn
3
$0
T111
Luna Sobron
4
$0
T111
Katelyn Dambaugh
4
$0
T111
Olivia Benzin (a)
4
$0
T111
Madeleine Sheils
4
$0
T111
Alena Sharp
4
$0
T111
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
4
$0
T111
Perrine Delacour
4
$0
T118
Nicole Broch Larsen
5
$0
T118
Beth Allen
5
$0
T118
AJ Newell
5
$0
T118
Xiyu Lin
5
$0
T118
Paula Reto
5
$0
T118
Emily Pedersen
5
$0
T118
Lee Lopez
5
$0
T125
Haeji Kang
6
$0
T125
Tiffany Joh
6
$0
T125
Gigi Stoll (a)
6
$0
T125
Laetitia Beck
6
$0
T125
Allison Emrey
6
$0
T125
Karen Stupples
6
$0
T131
Martina Edberg
7
$0
T131
Simin Feng
7
$0
T131
Maddie McCrary
7
$0
T131
Samantha Troyanovich
7
$0
T135
Cindy LaCrosse
8
$0
T135
Lorie Kane
8
$0
137
Leticia Ras-Anderica
9
$0
138
Jessy Tang
11
$0
T139
Sydnee Michaels
14
$0
T139
Emily Tubert
14
$0
T141
Amy Simanton
15
$0
T141
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
15
$0
143
Erynne Lee
$0