Pure Silk Championship R4

Bronte Law clinches first career LPGA title with win in Williamsburg

May 23-26
Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia
$1,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

England’s Bronte Law claimed her first career LPGA title with a two-stroke victory at the Pure Silk Championship in Williamsburg.


The 24-year-old carded a final-round 67, mixing five birdies and one bogey to edge ahead of second-placed Madelene Sagstrom, Brooke Henderson and Nasa Hataoka.

Under pressure from a host of challengers, Law hit a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-four 16th before finishing with two par putts to finish on 17 under overall and seal the win.

It came just three weeks after she fell in a playoff for her then-career best finish at the LPGA Mediheal Championship.

Law, who maintained a share of the lead after each round of this tournament, said: “I believe in hard work and determination.


“I really stayed so focused out there today. Obviously, my caddie, Jeff, did a great job keeping me calm.

“I guess after San Fran it really gave me perspective that I can compete at the top. I came in this week with the sole intention of getting that one better. It feels really good.”

Sweden’s Sagstrom also recorded her career-best finish at 15 under overall, while Henderson, the 2016 Women’s PGA champion and eight-time LPGA winner, hit three birdies in a blemish-free final round.

Hataoka, who lost in a playoff with Ariya Jutanugarn at last year’s competition, hit a birdie on the last hole to climb into joint second.


CME Group Cares Challenge– Score 1 for St. Jude

The CME Group Cares Challenge is a season-long charitable giving program that turns aces into donations. CME Group will donate $20,000 for each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2019, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

No aces were made at this week’s Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg. The season has seen nine aces, for a total of $180,000 been donated thus far in 2019. This is enough to cover half of the treatment for a pediatric patient battling lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer.

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The LEADERS Top 10 competition awards a $100,000 bonus to the LPGA player with the most top-10 finishes through the completion of the event held immediately prior to the CME Group Tour Championship. In the event of a tie in total top-10 finishes, the award will go to the player with the most official wins, followed by most second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc., until the tie is broken.

With top-10 finishes at the Pure Silk Championship Brooke Henderson (T2) and Azahara Munoz (T6) move up into a tie for first place with Jin Young Ko and Nelly Korda with six top-10 finishes this season. 

Race to CME Globe

With her win, Law earns 500 points and is projected to move from 20th to fifth in the Race to CME Globe with 1,055 points. 


Reshuffle Time

The first reshuffle of the 2019 LPGA Tour season will happen in the coming days after the Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg.

Category 8 on the LPGA Priority List will comprise of members in the Top 80 of the current year’s Money List with priority based on the order of the list. In addition, Members in Categories 14 through 19 who have earned official money will be re-seeded into Category 13 and ranked in order of their position on the current year’s Money List through the Pure Silk Championship.

Pure Silk Championship Monday qualifier Katherine Perry is currently No. 368 on the LPGA Priority List and is primed to make the biggest leap of any player as she finished a career-best T9 to earn $27,736 and is projected to be reshuffled from Category 18 to Category 13.

A link to the current LPGA Priority List: http://bit.ly/19priority


Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Bronte Law
65 – 68 – 67 – 67
267
-17
$195,000
T2
Madelene Sagstrom
68 – 66 – 69 – 66
269
-15
$90,853
T2
Brooke M. Henderson
66 – 71 – 64 – 68
269
-15
$90,853
T2
Nasa Hataoka
68 – 67 – 65 – 69
269
-15
$90,853
5
Wei-Ling Hsu
72 – 67 – 65 – 66
270
-14
$53,840
T6
Azahara Munoz
71 – 69 – 67 – 64
271
-13
$40,461
T6
Carlota Ciganda
69 – 65 – 68 – 69
271
-13
$40,461
8
Jennifer Song
65 – 68 – 68 – 71
272
-12
$32,304
T9
Cristie Kerr
70 – 70 – 70 – 63
273
-11
$27,736
T9
Katherine Perry
66 – 73 – 66 – 68
273
-11
$27,736
T11
Caroline Masson
69 – 69 – 67 – 69
274
-10
$23,656
T11
Ashleigh Buhai
68 – 67 – 70 – 69
274
-10
$23,656
T13
Shanshan Feng
75 – 67 – 69 – 64
275
-9
$17,751
T13
Hee Young Park
68 – 73 – 68 – 66
275
-9
$17,751
T13
Minjee Lee
68 – 73 – 67 – 67
275
-9
$17,751
T13
Amy Olson
70 – 68 – 70 – 67
275
-9
$17,751
T13
Jessica Korda
69 – 68 – 71 – 67
275
-9
$17,751
T13
Gaby Lopez
68 – 72 – 67 – 68
275
-9
$17,751
T13
Mi Jung Hur
68 – 71 – 68 – 68
275
-9
$17,751
T13
Charley Hull
68 – 69 – 69 – 69
275
-9
$17,751
T21
Gemma Dryburgh
66 – 75 – 70 – 65
276
-8
$13,457
T21
Hannah Green
70 – 69 – 70 – 67
276
-8
$13,457
T21
Jin Young Ko
71 – 68 – 69 – 68
276
-8
$13,457
T21
Austin Ernst
68 – 70 – 70 – 68
276
-8
$13,457
T21
Haru Nomura
69 – 67 – 71 – 69
276
-8
$13,457
T26
Lauren Kim
71 – 70 – 69 – 67
277
-7
$10,693
T26
Lindy Duncan
70 – 71 – 67 – 69
277
-7
$10,693
T26
Jeongeun Lee6
68 – 68 – 72 – 69
277
-7
$10,693
T26
Morgan Pressel
71 – 69 – 67 – 70
277
-7
$10,693
T26
Kendall Dye
70 – 70 – 67 – 70
277
-7
$10,693
T26
Brittany Lincicome
68 – 69 – 70 – 70
277
-7
$10,693
T26
Jasmine Suwannapura
66 – 71 – 70 – 70
277
-7
$10,693
T33
Kristen Gillman
71 – 70 – 68 – 69
278
-6
$8,875
T33
Anna Nordqvist
65 – 72 – 71 – 70
278
-6
$8,875
T35
Brittany Lang
71 – 71 – 69 – 68
279
-5
$7,260
T35
Sung Hyun Park
71 – 66 – 74 – 68
279
-5
$7,260
T35
Marina Alex
69 – 70 – 71 – 69
279
-5
$7,260
T35
Yu Liu
71 – 66 – 72 – 70
279
-5
$7,260
T35
Cheyenne Knight
70 – 67 – 71 – 71
279
-5
$7,260
T35
Haeji Kang
70 – 70 – 67 – 72
279
-5
$7,260
T35
Mi Hyang Lee
68 – 70 – 69 – 72
279
-5
$7,260
T35
Nelly Korda
69 – 66 – 72 – 72
279
-5
$7,260
T43
Stephanie Meadow
73 – 69 – 71 – 67
280
-4
$5,460
T43
Beatriz Recari
69 – 70 – 72 – 69
280
-4
$5,460
T43
Lauren Stephenson
71 – 67 – 73 – 69
280
-4
$5,460
T43
Pernilla Lindberg
72 – 67 – 71 – 70
280
-4
$5,460
T43
Ariya Jutanugarn
71 – 68 – 69 – 72
280
-4
$5,460
T43
Alison Lee
68 – 71 – 69 – 72
280
-4
$5,460
T49
Xiyu Lin
72 – 69 – 71 – 69
281
-3
$4,383
T49
Paula Creamer
71 – 71 – 69 – 70
281
-3
$4,383
T49
Sandra Gal
68 – 70 – 72 – 71
281
-3
$4,383
T49
Giulia Molinaro
68 – 70 – 70 – 73
281
-3
$4,383
T49
Peiyun Chien
69 – 67 – 70 – 75
281
-3
$4,383
T49
Angel Yin
67 – 69 – 69 – 76
281
-3
$4,383
T55
Sakura Yokomine
68 – 73 – 71 – 70
282
-2
$3,785
T55
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
69 – 71 – 72 – 70
282
-2
$3,785
T55
Stacy Lewis
69 – 70 – 73 – 70
282
-2
$3,785
T58
Dana Finkelstein
69 – 71 – 75 – 68
283
-1
$3,302
T58
Tiffany Chan
72 – 70 – 70 – 71
283
-1
$3,302
T58
Jane Park
70 – 71 – 70 – 72
283
-1
$3,302
T58
Moriya Jutanugarn
71 – 69 – 71 – 72
283
-1
$3,302
T58
Jacqui Concolino
66 – 67 – 76 – 74
283
-1
$3,302
T63
Karrie Webb
73 – 69 – 72 – 70
284
E
$3,035
T63
Robyn Choi
73 – 69 – 70 – 72
284
E
$3,035
T65
Dori Carter
69 – 73 – 75 – 68
285
1
$2,871
T65
Clariss Guce
72 – 69 – 72 – 72
285
1
$2,871
T65
Alana Uriell
70 – 69 – 71 – 75
285
1
$2,871
T68
Suzuka Yamaguchi
68 – 74 – 73 – 71
286
2
$2,708
T68
Mina Harigae
71 – 69 – 74 – 72
286
2
$2,708
T70
Na Yeon Choi
70 – 69 – 75 – 73
287
3
$2,578
T70
Brittany Altomare
68 – 70 – 75 – 74
287
3
$2,578
T70
In Gee Chun
70 – 71 – 71 – 75
287
3
$2,578
T73
Angela Stanford
72 – 70 – 73 – 73
288
4
$2,496
T73
Linnea Strom
72 – 65 – 74 – 77
288
4
$2,496
T75
Louise Stahle
68 – 73 – 77 – 71
289
5
$2,434
T75
Christina Kim
72 – 69 – 75 – 73
289
5
$2,434
CUT
Lizette Salas
73 – 70
1
$0
CUT
Isi Gabsa
72 – 71
1
$0
CUT
Becca Huffer
72 – 71
1
$0
CUT
Ally McDonald
72 – 71
1
$0
CUT
Sophia Popov
72 – 71
1
$0
CUT
Sarah Schmelzel
72 – 71
1
$0
CUT
Lexi Thompson
71 – 72
1
$0
CUT
Megan Khang
70 – 73
1
$0
CUT
Pavarisa Yoktuan
70 – 73
1
$0
CUT
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
69 – 74
1
$0
CUT
Pajaree Anannarukarn
74 – 70
2
$0
CUT
Georgia Hall
73 – 71
2
$0
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
72 – 72
2
$0
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
71 – 73
2
$0
CUT
Jenny Haglund
70 – 74
2
$0
CUT
Karine Icher
69 – 75
2
$0
CUT
Brooke Pancake
69 – 75
2
$0
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
76 – 69
3
$0
CUT
Jing Yan
73 – 72
3
$0
CUT
Youngin Chun
72 – 73
3
$0
CUT
Maria Torres
72 – 73
3
$0
CUT
Brianna Do
71 – 74
3
$0
CUT
Gerina Piller
70 – 75
3
$0
CUT
Anne van Dam
77 – 69
4
$0
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
76 – 70
4
$0
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
76 – 70
4
$0
CUT
Aditi Ashok
74 – 72
4
$0
CUT
Dottie Ardina
73 – 73
4
$0
CUT
Ryann O’Toole
72 – 74
4
$0
CUT
Emma Talley
72 – 74
4
$0
CUT
Lori Beth Adams
71 – 75
4
$0
CUT
Simin Feng
70 – 76
4
$0
CUT
Katherine Kirk
70 – 76
4
$0
CUT
Cheyenne Woods
70 – 76
4
$0
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
76 – 71
5
$0
CUT
Laura Davies
75 – 72
5
$0
CUT
Su Oh
75 – 72
5
$0
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
75 – 72
5
$0
CUT
Mariajo Uribe
74 – 73
5
$0
CUT
Celine Boutier
73 – 74
5
$0
CUT
Muni He
73 – 74
5
$0
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
71 – 76
5
$0
CUT
Mel Reid
70 – 77
5
$0
CUT
Sandra Changkija
74 – 74
6
$0
CUT
Min Lee
73 – 75
6
$0
CUT
Kristy McPherson
73 – 75
6
$0
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
73 – 75
6
$0
CUT
Sarah Burnham
72 – 76
6
$0
CUT
Marissa Steen
72 – 76
6
$0
CUT
Daniela Darquea
70 – 78
6
$0
CUT
Lee Lopez
78 – 71
7
$0
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
77 – 72
7
$0
CUT
Tiffany Joh
77 – 72
7
$0
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
77 – 72
7
$0
CUT
Brittany Marchand
72 – 77
7
$0
CUT
Celine Herbin
78 – 72
8
$0
CUT
Kris Tamulis
74 – 76
8
$0
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
73 – 77
8
$0
CUT
Charlotte Thomas
77 – 74
9
$0
CUT
Kim Kaufman
75 – 76
9
$0
CUT
Klara Spilkova
75 – 77
10
$0
CUT
Stephanie Kono
77 – 76
11
$0
CUT
Lilia Vu
77 – 76
11
$0
CUT
Joanna Klatten
76 – 77
11
$0
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
78 – 80
16
$0
WD
Jenny Shin
69
$0
WD
Ruixin Liu
75
$0
WD
Danielle Kang
76
$0
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