Walmart NW Arkansas Championship R2

Carlota Ciganda and Sung Hyun Park tied for lead in Arkansas

June 28-30
Pinnacle Country Club, Roger, Arkansas
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 3

On a course known for low numbers, Carlota Ciganda knew a solid round would keep her towards the top. A second-round 66 was enough to get her to T1 with Sung Hyun Park at -13. Ciganda followed her nine birdies from yesterday with an eagle, three birdies and no bogeys today at Pinnacle Golf Club.


“I like the course, and I have been working hard. I think I have been playing good the whole year except the last few events, but still been making cuts and playing good, shooting lower scores,” said Ciganda on her consistent play. 

Ciganda said she did not peek at the leaderboard until the last few holes.“I try not to watch too much, but, I mean, at the end I saw that I was leading. I mean, there’s still lots of golf to play tomorrow and it can go very low here, so I think it’s nice to be up there, but I think there are some great players there,” said Ciganda. “I’m happy with the way I played…I try not to think too much about the score, yes. Give myself hundred percent every shot. And I think if I play well, I will be very good.”

When asked what a perfect day for her tomorrow would be, Ciganda said she only has one thing on her mind. “To win the tournament,” she said. “I guess going to go out there and just play.”


Sung Hyun Park stays cool in Arkansas heat

With temperatures reaching 89 degrees and a heat index in the triple digits, Sung Hyun Park kept her cool in the afternoon heat. The 25-year-old from Republic of Korea shot one of the low rounds of the day, 8-under 63, to move up from T13 to T1 heading into the final round.

“My shots, especially my wedge shots worked today, and with my putts I was able to make a lot of birdies,” said Park, who birdied nine holes against a lone bogey on No. 16. “I wasn’t really worried when I made that bogey. I like 17th and the 18th holes, and I made a birdie on the last hole yesterday too, so I knew that I wouldn’t have to worry after that bogey.”


Park, coming off of a runner-up finish at last week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship feels like her game is strong and doesn’t seem to be worried about the mistakes she’s made at Pinnacle Country Club, fueling her confidence for play on Sunday.

“I only have one win this season, but overall I think I have been doing a good job,” said Park who has claimed victory in the 2019 season. “Last week I did pretty well too. Tomorrow I hope to focus on each shot going into the fourth round.” 


Razorback recap

After the day two of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship, Gaby Lopez leads the pack of Arkansas Razorbacks. Lopez shot a 67 to land T17 at -8, carding six birdies and hitting 12 of 13 fairways along the way.

“I think I hit the ball solid, maybe not the best, but I had a couple tuck-in birdies, and putting was sticking to me, and I was hitting — I was rounding the ball pretty good, so I think that’s all I can ask for,” said Lopez. “It was a lot of fun. That front nine kind of treats me very well. And I don’t know, I’m just very excited to be able to attack the pin, so the greens are receiving pretty well.”

Stacy Lewis sits two back at -6 after shooting a second-round 68. Lewis and Lopez were the only two Razorbacks to make the cut. Alana Uriell missed the cut by one stroke at -2 (T73), with Kaylee Benton finishing her professional debut at -1 (T90). Maria Fassi landed at T114 (+2) after shooting a 73 to end her day, but said it was a blast to play as a professional in her second home.

“This week, I mean, coming back to Arkansas is very special to me. And it’s just been very fun. I think I am—I am enjoying it a lot. It’s been exhausting at times, but overall it’s just been a lot of fun,” said Fassi. Former teammate Dylan Kim ended at +9. 

With a win…

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With a $300,000 winner’s check, Carlota Ciganda would cross the $15 million mark and move from 69th to 64th on the LPGA Career Money List with $5,172,376

Ciganda would earn her third career LPGA Tour victory, the first player from Spain to win on Tour since her victory at the 2016 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Aeromexico and Delta

Ciganda would tie Beatriz Recari , with three wins, as the top Spaniards with the most wins on the LPGA Tour and the 15th different winner on the LPGA Tour for the 2019 season 

With the $300,000 winner’s check, Sung Hyun Park would move to $4,978,043 in career earnings and move from No. 70 to No. 66 on the Career Money List

Park would earn her seventh career LPGA Tour victory, her second on the 2019 season; she won the 2019 HSBC Women’s World Championship

Park would become the third multiple winner on the 2019 season, joining Brooke Henderson and Jin Young Ko with two wins



Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Sung Hyun Park
-13
66
63
129
T1
Carlota Ciganda
-13
63
66
129
T3
Danielle Kang
-11
68
63
131
T3
Hyo Joo Kim
-11
67
64
131
T3
Linnea Strom
-11
66
65
131
T3
Brittany Altomare
-11
66
65
131
T3
Daniela Darquea
-11
66
65
131
T3
Jin Young Ko
-11
65
66
131
T3
Inbee Park
-11
62
69
131
T10
Jasmine Suwannapura
-10
67
65
132
T10
Ashleigh Buhai
-10
66
66
132
T12
Azahara Munoz
-9
70
63
133
T12
Aditi Ashok
-9
66
67
133
T12
Jenny Shin
-9
65
68
133
T12
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-9
63
70
133
T12
Paula Creamer
-9
63
70
133
T17
Ryann O’Toole
-8
69
65
134
T17
So Yeon Ryu
-8
68
66
134
T17
In Gee Chun
-8
68
66
134
T17
Anna Nordqvist
-8
68
66
134
T17
Amy Yang
-8
68
66
134
T17
Mi Jung Hur
-8
68
66
134
T17
Lizette Salas
-8
67
67
134
T17
Gaby Lopez
-8
67
67
134
T17
Lauren Kim
-8
66
68
134
T17
Ariya Jutanugarn
-8
64
70
134
T27
Jeong Eun Lee
-7
70
65
135
T27
Tiffany Chan
-7
69
66
135
T27
Louise Ridderstrom
-7
69
66
135
T27
Nicole Broch Larsen
-7
69
66
135
T27
Minjee Lee
-7
68
67
135
T27
Mi Hyang Lee
-7
68
67
135
T27
Austin Ernst
-7
68
67
135
T27
Katherine Kirk
-7
68
67
135
T27
Giulia Molinaro
-7
67
68
135
T27
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-7
67
68
135
T27
Annie Park
-7
64
71
135
T27
Maria Torres
-7
64
71
135
T39
Moriya Jutanugarn
-6
71
65
136
T39
Jessica Korda
-6
69
67
136
T39
Cheyenne Knight
-6
69
67
136
T39
Stacy Lewis
-6
68
68
136
T39
Mirim Lee
-6
68
68
136
T39
Marina Alex
-6
65
71
136
T39
Katherine Perry
-6
65
71
136
T46
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-5
71
66
137
T46
Chella Choi
-5
70
67
137
T46
Yu Liu
-5
69
68
137
T46
Jennifer Song
-5
68
69
137
T46
Wei-Ling Hsu
-5
66
71
137
T46
Nasa Hataoka
-5
65
72
137
T52
Pernilla Lindberg
-4
74
64
138
T52
Lindy Duncan
-4
73
65
138
T52
Clariss Guce
-4
70
68
138
T52
Kristen Gillman
-4
69
69
138
T52
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
69
69
138
T52
Lydia Ko
-4
69
69
138
T52
Shanshan Feng
-4
68
70
138
T52
Georgia Hall
-4
68
70
138
T52
Isi Gabsa
-4
68
70
138
T52
Mariah Stackhouse
-4
67
71
138
T52
Kendall Dye
-4
67
71
138
T52
Sandra Gal
-4
66
72
138
T64
Tiffany Joh
-3
72
67
139
T64
Jing Yan
-3
72
67
139
T64
Ayako Uehara
-3
71
68
139
T64
Mina Harigae
-3
70
69
139
T64
Angela Stanford
-3
70
69
139
T64
Haru Nomura
-3
70
69
139
T64
Peiyun Chien
-3
68
71
139
T64
Mel Reid
-3
68
71
139
T64
Sei Young Kim
-3
68
71
139
T73
Robyn Choi
-2
73
67
140
T73
Louise Stahle
-2
73
67
140
T73
Haeji Kang
-2
72
68
140
T73
Jaclyn Lee
-2
72
68
140
T73
Alana Uriell
-2
71
69
140
T73
Morgan Pressel
-2
71
69
140
T73
Angel Yin
-2
71
69
140
T73
Kim Kaufman
-2
70
70
140
T73
Marissa Steen
-2
70
70
140
T73
Jane Park
-2
70
70
140
T73
Sarah Kemp
-2
70
70
140
T73
Celine Boutier
-2
70
70
140
T73
Pornanong Phatlum
-2
69
71
140
T73
Bronte Law
-2
69
71
140
T73
P.K. Kongkraphan
-2
68
72
140
T73
Cristie Kerr
-2
68
72
140
T73
Mo Martin
-2
68
72
140
T90
Lauren Stephenson
-1
72
69
141
T90
Ally McDonald
-1
72
69
141
T90
Lindsey Weaver
-1
72
69
141
T90
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
72
69
141
T90
Kaylee Benton
-1
71
70
141
T90
Laetitia Beck
-1
69
72
141
T90
Jacqui Concolino
-1
67
74
141
T90
Stephanie Meadow
-1
67
74
141
T98
Cheyenne Woods
E
73
69
142
T98
Na Yeon Choi
E
72
70
142
T98
Anne van Dam
E
71
71
142
T98
Sarah Burnham
E
70
72
142
T98
Wichanee Meechai
E
70
72
142
T98
Charlotte Thomas
E
70
72
142
T98
Karine Icher
E
70
72
142
T98
Dottie Ardina
E
70
72
142
T98
Hee Young Park
E
70
72
142
T107
Alison Lee
1
73
70
143
T107
Brittany Marchand
1
73
70
143
T107
Youngin Chun
1
72
71
143
T107
Brittany Lang
1
72
71
143
T107
Juli Inkster
1
72
71
143
T107
Mariajo Uribe
1
72
71
143
T107
Dani Holmqvist
1
71
72
143
T107
Maria Fassi
1
70
73
143
T115
Muni He
2
76
68
144
T115
Karen Chung
2
74
70
144
T115
Sakura Yokomine
2
74
70
144
T115
Natalie Gulbis
2
73
71
144
T115
Celine Herbin
2
73
71
144
T115
Lee-Anne Pace
2
73
71
144
T115
Elizabeth Szokol
2
72
72
144
T115
Maddie McCrary
2
72
72
144
T115
Sarah Schmelzel
2
71
73
144
T115
Megan Khang
2
70
74
144
T125
Kris Tamulis
3
74
71
145
T125
Gemma Dryburgh
3
74
71
145
T125
Luna Sobron Galmes
3
71
74
145
T125
Xiyu Lin
3
71
74
145
T129
Christina Kim
4
74
72
146
T129
Charley Hull
4
74
72
146
T129
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
4
73
73
146
T129
Emma Talley
4
72
74
146
T133
Dori Carter
5
73
74
147
T133
Becca Huffer
5
73
74
147
T133
Brianna Do
5
73
74
147
T133
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
5
70
77
147
137
Gerina Piller
6
75
73
148
T138
Jenny Haglund
8
77
73
150
T138
Lilia Vu
8
74
76
150
T140
Suzuka Yamaguchi
9
78
73
151
T140
Ruixin Liu
9
77
74
151
T140
Dylan Kim (a)
9
76
75
151
WD
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
71
WD
In-Kyung Kim
72
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