Volunteers of America Classic R4

Cheyenne Knight wins first LPGA title at home

October 03-06
Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas
$1,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


After Cheyenne Knight ‘s final putt dropped at No. 18, she was immediately surrounded by family and friends dousing her in water and enveloping her with hugs. She also raised her hands to the skies, recognizing her spiritual support system as much as those physically here with her on Earth. Knight, who openly professes a deeply personal faith, knew that there were two others with her every step of the way. After her win,


Knight has long relied on her faith to get her through both the good times, like being named 2017 SEC Player of the Year for the University of Alabama, and the tough times. In 2008, her older brother, Brandon Burgett, was killed when the truck he was driving was hit by a drunk driver who was on the wrong side of the road. She said she felt her brother’s presence with her as she made her way around Old American Golf Club, and even through what had been a difficult rookie season on the LPGA Tour. She entered this week’s tournament 120th on the Official Money List and in serious jeopardy of returning to Q-Series to better her LPGA status. Instead, she is secured on the LPGA Tour for two years thanks to her victory.

That faith even manifested today in an uncanny way. Burgett’s football number was 33, which Knight holds dear as her lucky number. She even has it on her yardage book for her to see before every shot. 

Her final round at the Volunteers of America Classic? Two 33s for a final-round 66, yet another tribute to one lost too early. A beautiful sign of a week that was meant to be for Cheyenne Knight.


Bittersweet feeling for Green and Altomare

Brittany Altomare and Jaye Marie Green came just short of their first wins on the LPGA Tour, finishing in a tie for second at -16. For Altomare, her performance added to a year of consistency. The 28-year old only had three bogeys the entire tournament, with two just in the final round, and finished with her second runner-up result of the season. It was her 22nd straight cut made, and she said she is just waiting for her turn in the winner’s circle.

“It’s just been close a few times, so just a little frustrating. But game’s there, so hopefully — I just feel like I press on the gas pedal and somebody presses it down even further. So eventually, so we’ll see,” said Altomare.


Green played in the final group with Knight and witnessed the hometown crowd’s support for the Texas winner. “It was actually really cool. I was really in the zone, so I didn’t really notice too much of what was going on around me. It was good,” said Green. “She’s from around here and she had to play good to keep her card and then she won, it’s cool.”

Despite the finish, Green said she walked away with plenty of positives and a new goal for the end of the year. “Me and my brother (and caddie Matt Green) were just talking. He goes, ‘Jaye, you played great, it was just you didn’t lose, you didn’t — you didn’t lose it, she just won, don’t worry,’” said Green. “He goes, ‘I think that gets you in CME or close to CME,’ and he goes, ‘I think that’s a good one to win.’ I was like, ‘you’re right, all right, we’ll save it.’”


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.

Chella Choi aced the 143-yard, par-3 16th hole on Saturday of the Volunteers of America Classic, for a total of $20,000 raised this week. There have been 25 aces made this season and a total of $500,000 donated thus far in 2019.

LEADERS Top 10 competition

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 her T8 finish at the Volunteers of America Classic, Jeongeun Lee6 moves into a tie for first place with Brooke Henderson , Jin Young Ko and Hyo Joo Kim with 10 top-10 finishes. Ariya Jutanugarn and Nelly Korda sit in a tie for fifth at nine.

18 holes: 63 (-8), Dori Carter, second round, 2017; Stephanie Meadow, first round, 2019
36 holes: 131 (-11), Sung Hyun Park, 2018
54 holes: 199 (-14), Gerina Piller, 2016; Jaye Marie Green, 2019
72 holes: 266 (-18), Cheyenne Knight, 2019


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Volunteers of America Classic R3

Tours
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Scores
To Par
Total
Prize Money
1
Cheyenne Knight
66 – 67 – 67 – 66
-18
266
$195,000
T2
Brittany Altomare
67 – 66 – 68 – 67
-16
268
$102,834
T2
Jaye Marie Green
67 – 68 – 64 – 69
-16
268
$102,834
T4
Georgia Hall
68 – 68 – 71 – 66
-11
273
$60,365
T4
Jane Park
69 – 67 – 69 – 68
-11
273
$60,365
T6
Stephanie Meadow
63 – 71 – 73 – 67
-10
274
$40,461
T6
Katherine Perry
67 – 68 – 66 – 73
-10
274
$40,461
T8
Gerina Piller
69 – 71 – 67 – 68
-9
275
$28,062
T8
Inbee Park
67 – 70 – 70 – 68
-9
275
$28,062
T8
Jeongeun Lee6
67 – 70 – 68 – 70
-9
275
$28,062
T8
Sei Young Kim
68 – 69 – 67 – 71
-9
275
$28,062
T12
Hyo Joo Kim
70 – 68 – 69 – 69
-8
276
$22,123
T12
Caroline Hedwall
69 – 67 – 69 – 71
-8
276
$22,123
T14
Pornanong Phatlum
68 – 70 – 69 – 70
-7
277
$19,512
T14
Alena Sharp
68 – 65 – 72 – 72
-7
277
$19,512
T16
Brittany Lang
70 – 73 – 68 – 68
-5
279
$16,315
T16
Brooke M. Henderson
71 – 67 – 72 – 69
-5
279
$16,315
T16
Gaby Lopez
67 – 74 – 67 – 71
-5
279
$16,315
T16
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
74 – 66 – 68 – 71
-5
279
$16,315
T16
Amy Olson
65 – 73 – 70 – 71
-5
279
$16,315
T21
Sung Hyun Park
69 – 71 – 71 – 69
-4
280
$14,227
T21
Kristen Gillman
67 – 71 – 71 – 71
-4
280
$14,227
23
Ariya Jutanugarn
68 – 68 – 72 – 73
-3
281
$13,444
T24
Na Yeon Choi
71 – 73 – 71 – 67
-2
282
$11,347
T24
Cydney Clanton
69 – 75 – 69 – 69
-2
282
$11,347
T24
Mi Jung Hur
68 – 75 – 70 – 69
-2
282
$11,347
T24
In-Kyung Kim
70 – 71 – 72 – 69
-2
282
$11,347
T24
Peiyun Chien
68 – 73 – 71 – 70
-2
282
$11,347
T24
Sarah Schmelzel
71 – 71 – 68 – 72
-2
282
$11,347
T24
Wei-Ling Hsu
68 – 68 – 73 – 73
-2
282
$11,347
T24
In Gee Chun
68 – 69 – 71 – 74
-2
282
$11,347
T32
Yu Liu
72 – 70 – 71 – 70
-1
283
$8,549
T32
Madelene Sagstrom
72 – 69 – 71 – 71
-1
283
$8,549
T32
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
68 – 69 – 75 – 71
-1
283
$8,549
T32
Lizette Salas
68 – 73 – 70 – 72
-1
283
$8,549
T32
Lindy Duncan
68 – 75 – 67 – 73
-1
283
$8,549
T32
Daniela Darquea
70 – 67 – 73 – 73
-1
283
$8,549
T38
Mirim Lee
71 – 73 – 71 – 69
E
284
$6,934
T38
Ayako Uehara
72 – 70 – 71 – 71
E
284
$6,934
T38
Youngin Chun
69 – 71 – 72 – 72
E
284
$6,934
T38
Jennifer Song
68 – 70 – 73 – 73
E
284
$6,934
T42
Morgan Pressel
70 – 73 – 72 – 70
1
285
$5,678
T42
Ashleigh Buhai
72 – 69 – 74 – 70
1
285
$5,678
T42
P.K. Kongkraphan
68 – 75 – 71 – 71
1
285
$5,678
T42
Ally McDonald
71 – 73 – 69 – 72
1
285
$5,678
T42
Sakura Yokomine
69 – 69 – 74 – 73
1
285
$5,678
T42
Eun-Hee Ji
72 – 67 – 72 – 74
1
285
$5,678
T48
Sarah Burnham
73 – 70 – 73 – 70
2
286
$4,261
T48
Charlotte Thomas
72 – 70 – 72 – 72
2
286
$4,261
T48
Jeong Eun Lee
72 – 72 – 68 – 74
2
286
$4,261
T48
Dottie Ardina
68 – 73 – 71 – 74
2
286
$4,261
T48
Ruixin Liu
66 – 73 – 73 – 74
2
286
$4,261
T48
Jenny Shin
71 – 73 – 67 – 75
2
286
$4,261
T48
Moriya Jutanugarn
66 – 77 – 68 – 75
2
286
$4,261
T48
Mina Harigae
71 – 68 – 72 – 75
2
286
$4,261
T48
Lauren Kim
69 – 72 – 69 – 76
2
286
$4,261
T48
Dori Carter
65 – 72 – 72 – 77
2
286
$4,261
T58
Klara Spilkova
73 – 69 – 71 – 74
3
287
$3,459
T58
Dana Finkelstein
69 – 70 – 73 – 75
3
287
$3,459
T60
Hannah Green
68 – 76 – 73 – 71
4
288
$3,100
T60
Pajaree Anannarukarn
75 – 69 – 72 – 72
4
288
$3,100
T60
Angela Stanford
68 – 75 – 73 – 72
4
288
$3,100
T60
Jasmine Suwannapura
68 – 74 – 73 – 73
4
288
$3,100
T60
Isi Gabsa
69 – 74 – 70 – 75
4
288
$3,100
T60
Aditi Ashok
69 – 71 – 73 – 75
4
288
$3,100
T66
Celine Boutier
74 – 70 – 71 – 74
5
289
$2,839
T66
Chella Choi
69 – 74 – 71 – 75
5
289
$2,839
T68
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
70 – 72 – 71 – 77
6
290
$2,708
T68
Pavarisa Yoktuan
70 – 68 – 74 – 78
6
290
$2,708
T70
Wichanee Meechai
74 – 70 – 75 – 72
7
291
$2,545
T70
Austin Ernst
72 – 72 – 74 – 73
7
291
$2,545
T70
Jenny Haglund
71 – 71 – 74 – 75
7
291
$2,545
T70
Maria Fassi
70 – 67 – 77 – 77
7
291
$2,545
T70
Tiffany Joh
69 – 73 – 71 – 78
7
291
$2,545
75
Hee Young Park
72 – 72 – 70 – 78
8
292
$2,450
76
Gabby Lemieux
71 – 73 – 73 – 76
9
293
$2,419
CUT
Lee Lopez
73 – 72
3
$0
CUT
Alana Uriell
73 – 72
3
$0
CUT
Charley Hull
72 – 73
3
$0
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
72 – 73
3
$0
CUT
Lauren Stephenson
72 – 73
3
$0
CUT
Kim Kaufman
71 – 74
3
$0
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
71 – 74
3
$0
CUT
Haeji Kang
69 – 76
3
$0
CUT
Savannah Vilaubi
69 – 76
3
$0
CUT
Cristie Kerr
68 – 77
3
$0
CUT
Pernilla Lindberg
68 – 77
3
$0
CUT
Kendall Dye
77 – 69
4
$0
CUT
Tiffany Chan
76 – 70
4
$0
CUT
Celine Herbin
74 – 72
4
$0
CUT
Bronte Law
74 – 72
4
$0
CUT
Anne van Dam
74 – 72
4
$0
CUT
Ryann O’Toole
73 – 73
4
$0
CUT
Linnea Strom
73 – 73
4
$0
CUT
Jing Yan
73 – 73
4
$0
CUT
Clariss Guce
72 – 74
4
$0
CUT
Brittany Marchand
75 – 72
5
$0
CUT
Katherine Kirk
73 – 74
5
$0
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
73 – 74
5
$0
CUT
Kris Tamulis
69 – 78
5
$0
CUT
Sarah Kemp
74 – 74
6
$0
CUT
Emma Talley
73 – 75
6
$0
CUT
Christina Kim
72 – 76
6
$0
CUT
Maria Torres
72 – 76
6
$0
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
71 – 77
6
$0
CUT
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
77 – 72
7
$0
CUT
Xiyu Lin
74 – 75
7
$0
CUT
Karine Icher
73 – 76
7
$0
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
73 – 76
7
$0
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
71 – 78
7
$0
CUT
Su Oh
78 – 72
8
$0
CUT
Marissa Steen
77 – 73
8
$0
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
76 – 74
8
$0
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace
76 – 74
8
$0
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
74 – 76
8
$0
CUT
Brianna Do
74 – 76
8
$0
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
77 – 76
11
$0
CUT
Marissa Chow
79 – 78
15
$0
WD
Paula Creamer
72
$0
WD
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
77
$0
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