ShopRite LPGA Classic R4

Mel Reid wins first LPGA title

October 01-04
Seaview, Bay Course, Galloway, New Jersey
$1,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Mel Reid is an LPGA Tour champion and Rolex first-time Winner. The six-time Ladies European Tour (LET) winner and three-time European Solheim Cup Team member sealed victory with a 4-under par 67 to win by two strokes at 19-under overall.


“I’m just over the moon, so emotional. So happy for myself and my team, there is a lot more to it than just me hitting a golf ball,” said Reid. “I read a tweet yesterday and it was probably one of the only bad tweets that I got saying she’ll choke. It gave me a bit of motivation. I know it sounds stupid, but probably the best thing I could have read. I was definitely not letting that happen.

“The older you get in this game you do create a few scars. But being 33 years old and lifting this trophy when I had some young players behind me, it goes to show I guess that I like adversity. I’ll always be a fighter and try and fight my way through things. I’m so happy and relieved that I got it done.”



After a couple early birdies on Nos. 1 and 3, Reid found bogey at Nos. 6 and 7. She closed out her opening nine with a pair of birdies to bounce back and make the turn 2-under in the final round and -17 overall, good for a one-shot lead over Jennifer Song .

Reid dropped in a couple more birdies on Nos. 11 and 12 to give her a four-stroke advantage, with Song and Jennifer Kupcho in a tie for second at -15. After coming up short with her approach on the par-3 15th, she faced a crucial 15-foot putt for par to keep the momentum rolling in Atlantic County.


“I punched a 4-iron, but that missed on the right. It was a tough hole today and we didn’t get a great lie in the rough,” said Reid, who hit 13 greens in regulation this afternoon. “We played the percentage play, a little chip and run, and it came out a little bit hotter that I thought. That putt was missing right all day and I just willed the hell out of it to catch the right edge.

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“That was a huge moment for us and probably the first time I showed emotion the whole tournament because I knew what a big putt it was. Making par there, that’s when I knew if I don’t do anything stupid this is mine.”

The runner-up finish from Kupcho ties a career-best she set at the 2019 Evian Championship. She recorded seven birdies in the final round, as well as two bogeys and one double bogey for a 3-under 68.

Meanwhile, Song held the outright advantage by one at -16 following a bogey from Reid on No. 7. With no leaderboards on the Bay Course, she never knew that was the case until after the round. 



“Mel played so solid today and it was really fun to watch,” said Song, who set a 72-hole career-best on the LPGA with her 16-under 268 performance at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. “I had no clue where I was; I was just playing one shot at a time. I definitely left a lot of birdies out there, so I’m kind of disappointed. Overall, I’m very happy because I think every week I am getting better.”

Nasa Hataoka and Nelly Korda finished at -14 and -12, respectively, rounding out the top five. Four players ended in a tie for sixth at -11, including nine-time LPGA Tour winner and 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner Brooke Henderson.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Mel Reid
-19
68
64
66
67
265
2
Jennifer Kupcho
-17
69
65
65
68
267
3
Jennifer Song
-16
65
69
65
69
268
4
Nasa Hataoka
-14
64
67
70
69
270
5
Nelly Korda
-12
68
70
68
66
272
T6
Ashleigh Buhai
-11
66
71
70
66
273
T6
Mina Harigae
-11
68
70
69
66
273
T6
Brooke M. Henderson
-11
68
70
65
70
273
T6
Ryann O’Toole
-11
64
71
67
71
273
T10
Brittany Altomare
-10
66
71
67
70
274
T10
Christina Kim
-10
69
65
72
68
274
T10
Katherine Kirk
-10
66
69
70
69
274
T13
Maria Fassi
-9
70
71
69
65
275
T13
Megan Khang
-9
69
70
67
69
275
T13
Jessica Korda
-9
68
71
68
68
275
T13
Ally McDonald
-9
69
67
68
71
275
T13
Lexi Thompson
-9
67
72
68
68
275
T18
Georgia Hall
-8
67
67
70
72
276
T18
Sei Young Kim
-8
69
71
68
68
276
T18
Brittany Lang
-8
68
69
72
67
276
T18
Minjee Lee
-8
70
69
70
67
276
T18
Kelly Tan
-8
68
69
65
74
276
T18
Anne van Dam
-8
67
68
69
72
276
T24
Moriya Jutanugarn
-7
67
70
68
72
277
T24
Xiyu Lin
-7
70
69
65
73
277
T24
Leona Maguire
-7
71
69
70
67
277
T27
Tiffany Joh
-6
70
70
68
70
278
T27
Mi Hyang Lee
-6
63
69
72
74
278
T27
Yu Liu
-6
68
68
72
70
278
T27
Gaby Lopez
-6
72
65
70
71
278
T27
Yealimi Noh
-6
69
70
68
71
278
T27
Amy Olson
-6
67
66
73
72
278
T27
Sung Hyun Park
-6
72
66
74
66
278
T27
Hinako Shibuno
-6
68
72
69
69
278
T35
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-5
70
72
72
65
279
T35
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-5
68
69
68
74
279
T35
Stacy Lewis
-5
70
70
68
71
279
T35
Sarah Schmelzel
-5
70
72
67
70
279
T35
Jenny Shin
-5
66
70
72
71
279
T40
Lindy Duncan
-4
66
74
71
69
280
T40
Yui Kawamoto
-4
70
70
71
69
280
T40
Alena Sharp
-4
72
66
71
71
280
T43
Celine Boutier
-3
68
65
74
74
281
T43
Na Yeon Choi
-3
72
69
71
69
281
T43
In Gee Chun
-3
68
67
77
69
281
T43
Cheyenne Knight
-3
73
69
70
69
281
T43
Min Seo Kwak
-3
69
73
69
70
281
T43
Anna Nordqvist
-3
72
69
71
69
281
T43
Pornanong Phatlum
-3
67
73
71
70
281
T43
Sophia Popov
-3
69
68
69
75
281
T43
Emma Talley
-3
70
67
73
71
281
T43
Lindsey Weaver
-3
71
71
70
69
281
53
Cristie Kerr
-2
72
67
70
73
282
T54
Gerina Piller
-1
68
73
71
71
283
T54
Lizette Salas
-1
69
72
71
71
283
T54
Charlotte Thomas
-1
69
70
72
72
283
T54
Ayako Uehara
-1
71
71
68
73
283
T58
Matilda Castren
E
68
69
73
74
284
T58
Cydney Clanton
E
67
73
72
72
284
T58
Stephanie Meadow
E
70
72
70
72
284
T61
Carlota Ciganda
1
72
70
69
74
285
T61
Austin Ernst
1
68
71
72
74
285
T61
Kristen Gillman
1
67
70
74
74
285
T61
Hee Young Park
1
67
73
74
71
285
65
Lauren Stephenson
2
63
75
73
75
286
T66
Tiffany Chan
3
71
70
74
72
287
T66
Hannah Green
3
73
69
70
75
287
T66
Haeji Kang
3
68
69
73
77
287
T66
Annie Park
3
70
72
70
75
287
T70
Pernilla Lindberg
4
69
72
73
74
288
T70
Elizabeth Szokol
4
71
70
73
74
288
72
Andrea Lee
5
71
70
70
78
289
T73
Nicole Broch Larsen
6
70
71
76
73
290
T73
Linnea Strom
6
69
68
75
78
290
T73
Albane Valenzuela
6
73
69
73
75
290
76
Dana Finkelstein
8
69
73
72
78
292
CUT
Jeong Eun Lee
1
68
75
143
CUT
Muni He
1
70
73
143
CUT
Sarah Kemp
1
70
73
143
CUT
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
1
71
72
143
CUT
Brittany Lincicome
1
76
67
143
CUT
Liz Nagel
1
69
74
143
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
1
67
76
143
CUT
Klara Spilkova
1
71
72
143
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
1
72
71
143
CUT
Patty Tavatanakit
1
66
77
143
CUT
Charley Hull
2
74
70
144
CUT
Jiwon Jeon
2
68
76
144
CUT
Su Oh
2
72
72
144
CUT
Inbee Park
2
73
71
144
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
2
71
73
144
CUT
Sarah Burnham
3
72
73
145
CUT
Jennifer Chang
3
73
72
145
CUT
Chella Choi
3
71
74
145
CUT
Jenny Coleman
3
75
70
145
CUT
Maria Fernanda Torres
3
71
74
145
CUT
Sandra Gal
3
73
72
145
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
3
77
68
145
CUT
Esther Lee
3
68
77
145
CUT
Mirim Lee
3
73
72
145
CUT
Angela Stanford
3
70
75
145
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
4
74
72
146
CUT
Bronte Law
4
73
73
146
CUT
Haru Nomura
4
73
73
146
CUT
Brynn Walker (a)
4
73
73
146
CUT
Megha Ganne (a)
5
73
74
147
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
5
73
74
147
CUT
Morgan Pressel
5
75
72
147
CUT
Ariya Jutanugarn
6
70
78
148
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
6
74
74
148
CUT
Jing Yan
6
72
76
148
CUT
Haley Moore
7
76
73
149
CUT
Maia Schechter
7
78
71
149
CUT
Perrine Delacour
8
76
74
150
CUT
Julieta Granada
8
74
76
150
CUT
Natalie Gulbis
8
75
75
150
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
8
75
75
150
CUT
Laura Davies
10
75
77
152
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
11
76
77
153
CUT
Jillian Hollis
12
75
79
154
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