Volunteers of America Classic R4

Angela Stanford wins in Texas

December 03-06
Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3



Angela Stanford shot a 4-under 67 to win her home event, the Volunteers of America Classic, in front of her parents, beating Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu by two shots with a 7-under 277. It was her seventh LPGA Tour title and the first since the 2018 Evian Championship.


“It’s pretty cool since my parents have never seen me win in person,” said Stanford. “It was fun to have my dad walking around the whole time and then mom at the end. I know there are going to be a lot of people giving me grief because I did it during a COVID year and nobody could come out. But to have my parents here, that was a pretty big deal.”

Stanford is the first player at or over the age of 40 to win on Tour since Cristie Kerr (40, 2017 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia) and Catriona Matthew (42, 2011 Lorena Ochoa Invitational).



“All year I’ve been so grateful to get to play golf. I thank LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan and his team and all the staff at the LPGA, all of our sponsors and partners, I was scared to death that I wasn’t going to get to play golf this year, and there are so many people that made this year happen and I don’t get to sit here today without all those people. I didn’t expect this in the 20th year, and I was just thinking I took a picture at Diamond Resort this year. It’s my 20th year,” said Stanford.

“Now looking back, you’re just like, ‘wow, didn’t think this year was going to go this way.’ So you just never know. I never saw this year coming. Honestly, I didn’t think I would win this year. I didn’t know if I’d ever win again. You know, that’s the thing, it’s hard to win on this tour and I’m just so grateful to everybody that stepped up and said, no, we want to play golf. The sponsors that came beside us and said we want to put you all out on a golf course. It’s a big deal, and it’s much appreciated.”


Park started the final day in a tie for the lead and in the final group with Yealimi Noh and Ryu . It was the 21st time Park had held the 54-hole lead/co-lead on the LPGA Tour, and had converted 12 of the last 20 times into victories. After an unfortunate bogey on the first hole, Park regained ground to tie for the top at the turn. She bogeyed the 12th and her birdie on the 14th wasn’t enough to secure her third VOA title since 2013.

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“Today was a little bit tougher out there with the wind. I feel like I gave myself a couple of opportunities, but I guess Angela played really well and under really tough conditions. So I don’t feel I played bad, just wasn’t my day.Yeah, still very happy with the round and having 3 under par rounds in this cold weather, tough conditions is giving me things to accomplish going into next week.”

Park heads to the U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club next week, a major championship she won in 2008 and 2013. She’s hoping to keep the momentum going into the season’s final major title opportunity.

“I think it’s going to be a little bit similar conditions with a little bit of wind and probably a little bit chilly weather,” said Park. “I think good practice week this week, so yeah, looking forward to next week.”



Ryu closed with a fourth-round 70, making 17 consecutive pars and closing with a birdie, her first since Saturday’s round at the 13th..

“I was quite nervous coming back, even though I played a few good events in Korea, I haven’t played on the LPGA for a long time, so I was nervous I was still eligible to compete with these greatest players or not, but it was really great to be in contention,” said Ryu. “Well, to be honest, like last 27 holes were a little disappointing, but finish second is always good, I cannot complain to that, so it’s really good to be back.”

Ryu won the Korean Women’s Open on the KLPGA in the summer and is hoping to claim another title at next week’s U.S. Women’s Open. Her win in 2011 jumpstarted her career on Tour, and earned her Membership for the 2012 season.

“I think it’s going very needed to have the confidence and if I can win the tournament again, that will be awesome,” said Ryu. “Having two U.S. Women’s Open trophy under my belt is something really big, so looking forward to playing next week.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Angela Stanford
-7
71
69
70
67
277
T2
Yealimi Noh
-5
72
66
71
70
279
T2
Inbee Park
-5
72
68
69
70
279
T2
So Yeon Ryu
-5
72
72
65
70
279
5
Jin Young Ko
-4
71
69
70
70
280
T6
Charley Hull
-3
68
74
68
71
281
T6
Anna Nordqvist
-3
70
68
73
70
281
T8
Kristen Gillman
-2
73
71
66
72
282
T8
Lindsey Weaver
-2
71
68
73
70
282
10
Madelene Sagstrom
-1
71
69
71
72
283
T11
Nasa Hataoka
E
72
69
69
74
284
T11
Jennifer Kupcho
E
69
73
70
72
284
T11
Brittany Lang
E
70
71
71
72
284
T11
Su Oh
E
73
70
72
69
284
T11
Kelly Tan
E
73
68
71
72
284
T16
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
73
70
71
71
285
T16
Jeongeun Lee6
1
73
73
66
73
285
T16
Xiyu Lin
1
78
67
70
70
285
T19
Austin Ernst
2
72
72
73
69
286
T19
Sarah Kemp
2
75
69
70
72
286
T19
Jessica Korda
2
69
69
72
76
286
T19
Minjee Lee
2
75
70
71
70
286
T19
Linnea Strom
2
71
70
71
74
286
24
Hannah Green
3
75
67
72
73
287
T25
Tiffany Chan
4
72
76
66
74
288
T25
Katherine Kirk
4
74
76
67
71
288
T25
Cheyenne Knight
4
71
73
71
73
288
T25
Yu Liu
4
73
70
73
72
288
T25
Leona Maguire
4
72
74
70
72
288
T25
Caroline Masson
4
78
71
71
68
288
T25
Pornanong Phatlum
4
69
71
70
78
288
T25
Jasmine Suwannapura
4
73
72
68
75
288
T33
Lindy Duncan
5
76
71
68
74
289
T33
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
5
81
67
67
74
289
T33
Ryann O’Toole
5
74
74
68
73
289
T33
Sung Hyun Park
5
72
70
75
72
289
T33
Sophia Popov
5
71
73
71
74
289
T38
Celine Boutier
6
79
69
70
72
290
T38
Mi Jung Hur
6
71
72
74
73
290
T38
Megan Khang
6
70
74
73
73
290
T38
Annie Park
6
72
71
75
72
290
T38
Alana Uriell
6
76
71
70
73
290
T43
Perrine Delacour
7
74
71
71
75
291
T43
Ally Ewing
7
70
76
74
71
291
T43
Robynn Ree
7
75
72
71
73
291
T43
Sarah Schmelzel
7
76
71
70
74
291
T43
Emma Talley
7
74
73
71
73
291
T48
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
8
72
75
71
74
292
T48
Stacy Lewis
8
75
71
72
74
292
T48
Sarah Jane Smith
8
78
72
68
74
292
T48
Patty Tavatanakit
8
76
67
74
75
292
T52
Nicole Broch Larsen
9
72
77
72
72
293
T52
In Gee Chun
9
73
70
75
75
293
T52
Jenny Coleman
9
79
71
71
72
293
T52
Andrea Lee
9
73
74
72
74
293
T52
Pernilla Lindberg
9
75
75
72
71
293
T52
Morgan Pressel
9
73
70
75
75
293
T58
Pajaree Anannarukarn
10
73
75
72
74
294
T58
Chella Choi
10
75
71
75
73
294
T58
Gaby Lopez
10
76
71
69
78
294
T58
Stephanie Meadow
10
75
73
74
72
294
T62
Ariya Jutanugarn
11
72
76
76
71
295
T62
Amy Olson
11
74
75
71
75
295
T62
Jing Yan
11
75
72
73
75
295
T65
Mel Reid
12
73
74
71
78
296
T65
Amy Yang
12
76
74
70
76
296
T67
Cydney Clanton
13
74
71
76
76
297
T67
Jeong Eun Lee
13
74
74
77
72
297
T67
Ayako Uehara
13
79
71
72
75
297
T70
Brittany Altomare
14
73
73
73
79
298
T70
Gerina Piller
14
70
75
73
80
298
T70
Lauren Stephenson
14
73
75
76
74
298
73
Jaye Marie Green
16
75
74
72
79
300
74
Haley Moore
19
73
76
76
78
303
75
Ashleigh Buhai
20
78
69
79
78
304
76
Bianca Pagdanganan
21
78
72
78
77
305
CUT
Sarah Burnham
9
75
76
151
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
9
77
74
151
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
9
74
77
151
CUT
Jillian Hollis
10
75
77
152
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
10
77
75
152
CUT
Tiffany Joh
10
78
74
152
CUT
Bronte Law
10
76
76
152
CUT
Esther Lee
10
78
74
152
CUT
Hee Young Park
10
74
78
152
CUT
Maria Torres
10
80
72
152
CUT
Maria Fassi
11
80
73
153
CUT
Julieta Granada
11
78
75
153
CUT
Angel Yin
11
80
73
153
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
13
77
78
155
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
14
81
75
156
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
15
80
77
157
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
19
81
80
161
CUT
Brooke Morales
22
85
79
164
CUT
Tillie Claggett
28
83
87
170
WD
Cristie Kerr
1
72
72
WD
Mirim Lee
E
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