Cambia Portland Classic R3

Yealimi Noh makes her move

August 29 – September 01
Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Portland, Oregon
$1,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Cambia Portland Classic R3 - Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh took a three-shot lead heading into the final round with an 8-under 64 on Saturday
Yealimi Noh walks on the 18th green. Credit Gabe Roux/ Chema Saiz

Monday qualifier Yealimi Noh took a three-shot lead heading into the final round of the Portland Classic with an 8-under 64 on Saturday.

Noh (18), who turned down an offer to play for UCLA and instead went pro in February, fired eight birdies to move to 19 under at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club. Australian Hannah Green is second at 16 under after a third-round 73.

Noh, who is playing in her seventh event on the tour this year, had her previous best finish at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic where she tied for sixth.


If there is anyone who knows what Yealimi Noh is facing, it’s Brooke Henderson. In 2015, Henderson reached the Cambia Portland Classic field as a Monday Qualifier and won the tournament as a 17-year-old non-Member. With that victory, she successfully petitioned LPGA Commissioner Mike What for immediate Tour Membership. Noh has already turned 18 and does not have that hurdle ahead of her. But Henderson fully knows the challenges Noh will face when she takes to Columbia Edgewater in Sunday’s final round.

“I had I think a five-shot lead on Sunday, so I was just terrified. Just like don’t give that away. I was just trying to make more birdies and stay ahead of the crowd,” said Henderson of her life-changing win four years ago. “It’s really fun. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, and you can make it easier on yourself if you can go out and play one round well, as opposed to going to Q-School. If you can capitalize, it changes your whole life.


With a win

  • Yealimi Noh would earn LPGA Tour Membership; she could accept immediate Membership, making 2019 her rookie year, or defer her Membership and rookie season until 2020
  • Noh would become the third Monday Qualifier to win a LPGA Tour event, joining Brooke Henderson (2015 Cambia Portland Classic) and Laurel Kean (2000 State Farm LPGA Classic)
  • Noh would become the first 18-year-old to win since 2016, when Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson both won at age 18
  • Hannah Green would earn her second win of the 2019 LPGA Tour season, joining the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
  • Brooke Henderson would earn the 10th win of her LPGA Tour career
  • Brittany Altomare would become the sixth Rolex First-Time Winner of the 2019 LPGA Tour season

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Yealimi Noh
-19
65
68
64
197
2
Hannah Green
-16
64
63
73
200
T3
Brooke M. Henderson
-14
67
68
67
202
T3
Brittany Altomare
-14
69
65
68
202
T5
Peiyun Chien
-13
69
67
67
203
T5
Dana Finkelstein
-13
66
69
68
203
T5
Sarah Schmelzel
-13
72
62
69
203
T5
Mi Jung Hur
-13
64
70
69
203
9
Sarah Burnham
-12
69
66
69
204
T10
Sei Young Kim
-11
71
61
73
205
T10
Sung Hyun Park
-11
67
65
73
205
T12
Amy Yang
-10
74
66
66
206
T12
Carlota Ciganda
-10
68
72
66
206
T12
Haeji Kang
-10
69
69
68
206
T12
Wei-Ling Hsu
-10
66
69
71
206
T12
Jeongeun Lee6
-10
66
68
72
206
T12
Lee-Anne Pace
-10
67
66
73
206
T18
Jeong Eun Lee
-9
72
69
66
207
T18
Mi Hyang Lee
-9
68
71
68
207
T18
Gerina Piller
-9
71
67
69
207
T18
Alena Sharp
-9
67
70
70
207
T18
Nasa Hataoka
-9
66
71
70
207
T23
Marina Alex
-8
70
65
73
208
T23
Xiyu Lin
-8
67
68
73
208
T23
Isi Gabsa
-8
70
64
74
208
T23
Muni He
-8
70
64
74
208
T27
Cristie Kerr
-7
71
69
69
209
T27
Linnea Strom
-7
73
66
70
209
T27
Ariya Jutanugarn
-7
70
68
71
209
T27
Su Oh
-7
70
67
72
209
T27
Celine Boutier
-7
69
68
72
209
T27
Jin Young Ko
-7
68
69
72
209
T27
Lydia Ko
-7
67
70
72
209
T27
Charlotte Thomas
-7
67
69
73
209
T27
Giulia Molinaro
-7
67
68
74
209
T27
Jane Park
-7
65
70
74
209
T27
Youngin Chun
-7
67
66
76
209
T38
Tiffany Joh
-6
73
68
69
210
T38
Jennifer Song
-6
71
69
70
210
T38
Tiffany Chan
-6
69
71
70
210
T38
Brittany Lang
-6
69
71
70
210
T38
Azahara Munoz
-6
69
70
71
210
T38
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-6
68
71
71
210
T38
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-6
68
70
72
210
T38
Georgia Hall
-6
68
70
72
210
T38
Ayako Uehara
-6
69
67
74
210
T47
Cydney Clanton
-5
69
72
70
211
T47
Chella Choi
-5
70
69
72
211
T47
Kristen Gillman
-5
69
70
72
211
T47
Lee Lopez
-5
69
70
72
211
T47
Austin Ernst
-5
68
71
72
211
T47
Ellie Slama (a)
-5
68
69
74
211
T47
Marissa Steen
-5
66
68
77
211
T47
Angel Yin
-5
66
67
78
211
T55
Emma Talley
-4
72
69
71
212
T55
Jaye Marie Green
-4
71
69
72
212
T55
Mirim Lee
-4
68
69
75
212
T55
Sakura Yokomine
-4
68
69
75
212
T59
Mariah Stackhouse
-3
71
70
72
213
T59
Aditi Ashok
-3
70
70
73
213
T59
Lindsey Weaver
-3
69
71
73
213
T59
Elizabeth Szokol
-3
72
67
74
213
T59
Anne van Dam
-3
70
69
74
213
T59
Silvia Cavalleri
-3
67
72
74
213
T59
Stephanie Meadow
-3
69
67
77
213
T66
Dori Carter
-2
69
72
73
214
T66
Ryann O’Toole
-2
69
71
74
214
T66
Lindy Duncan
-2
72
67
75
214
T69
Robyn Choi
-1
71
70
74
215
T69
Kim Kaufman
-1
70
71
74
215
T69
Kris Tamulis
-1
73
67
75
215
T69
Lauren Kim
-1
67
73
75
215
T69
Gaby Lopez
-1
70
69
76
215
T74
Sarah Kemp
1
70
71
76
217
T74
Louise Ridderstrom
1
67
74
76
217
CUT
Anna Nordqvist
-2
74
68
CUT
Mel Reid
-2
74
68
CUT
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-2
73
69
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
-2
72
70
CUT
Karine Icher
-2
72
70
CUT
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
72
70
CUT
Alana Uriell
-2
72
70
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
-2
71
71
CUT
Alison Lee
-2
71
71
CUT
Katherine Kirk
-2
70
72
CUT
Jessica Korda
-2
69
73
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
-2
69
73
CUT
Lauren Stephenson
-2
66
76
CUT
Sandra Changkija
-1
73
70
CUT
Kendall Dye
-1
73
70
CUT
Katherine Perry
-1
73
70
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
-1
72
71
CUT
In Gee Chun
-1
71
72
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-1
71
72
CUT
Pernilla Lindberg
-1
71
72
CUT
Amy Olson
-1
71
72
CUT
Brianna Do
-1
70
73
CUT
Lexi Thompson
-1
70
73
CUT
Dottie Ardina
E
74
70
CUT
Moriya Jutanugarn
E
73
71
CUT
Stacy Lewis
E
73
71
CUT
Cheyenne Woods
E
72
72
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
E
71
73
CUT
Simin Feng
E
71
73
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
E
71
73
CUT
Maria Torres
E
71
73
CUT
Celine Herbin
1
73
72
CUT
Joanna Klatten
1
73
72
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
1
72
73
CUT
Kelly Tan
1
71
74
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
1
70
75
CUT
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
1
70
75
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
2
75
71
CUT
Ruixin Liu
2
75
71
CUT
Suzann Pettersen
2
74
72
CUT
Luna Sobron Galmes
2
74
72
CUT
Brittany Marchand
2
73
73
CUT
Angela Stanford
2
73
73
CUT
Hee Young Park
2
71
75
CUT
Jenny Shin
2
71
75
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
3
76
71
CUT
Maddie McCrary
3
74
73
CUT
Morgan Pressel
3
74
73
CUT
Paula Creamer
3
73
74
CUT
Clariss Guce
3
72
75
CUT
Becca Huffer
3
72
75
CUT
Klara Spilkova
3
72
75
CUT
Cindy LaCrosse
4
75
73
CUT
Jing Yan
4
75
73
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
4
71
77
CUT
Kristy McPherson
5
76
73
CUT
Juli Inkster
5
75
74
CUT
Emily Kristine Pedersen
5
73
76
CUT
Jenny Haglund
6
79
71
CUT
Christina Kim
6
74
76
CUT
Mina Harigae
7
78
73
CUT
Daniela Darquea
7
74
77
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
9
74
79
CUT
Kris Tschetter
10
78
76
CUT
Tze-Han (Heather) Lin (a)
11
77
78
CUT
Paris Hilinski (a)
12
77
79
CUT
Amanda Jacobs
16
81
79
CUT
Amelia Lewis
16
75
85
WD
Louise Stahle
79
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