Walmart NW Arkansas Championship R1

Three-way tie for lead in Arkansas

August 28-30
Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Arkansas
$2,300,000
Round 2, Round 3




Following the first round of the 2020 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G there are a trio of players tied atop the leaderboard at 7-under par. Major champion Anna Nordqvist, 2020 Tour rookie Esther Lee and new LPGA mom Jackie Stoelting each turned in matching rounds of 7-under par 64 to take a one-stroke lead over a pack of six players including Rolex Rankings No. 6 Sei Young Kim.
Lee is looking to make her first cut as an LPGA Tour Member this week, and said she enjoyed her first competitive round at Pinnacle Country Club.


“It was just a really comfortable round,” Lee said. “On 8, so my 17th hole, I made probably like a 40-footer for birdie downhill. That was probably the longest putt I made today. I definitely left some out there. I was hitting the ball really well. My approach shots were really good today. So feels good.

Nordqvist hit 17 of 18 greens in regulation on Friday en route to a bogey-free 64, and she said she was pleased with her ball striking during the opening round.



“I feel like I played really solid today,” Nordqvist said. “Got off to a great start with two birdies. Just kept hitting it close, so I had really close calls for birdie. So I think after ten holes I had six really close birdie putts and I made them all, which was good.”

The reigning CME Group Tour Championship winner Kim is making her return to the LPGA Tour this week after spending the last few months in her home country of the Republic of Korea. Tour fans last saw Kim in January as she finished in the top-10 at both the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions and the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. On Friday she said she felt good about her return in Northwest Arkansas as she carded a bogey-free 65.


“I play quite solid today and I feel great and striking the ball pretty well, so I’m just same as today,” said Kim. “I play just relax, play like relax, and have fun.”

Former World No. 1 Stacy Lewis leads the pack of seven University of Arkansas Razorbacks following the first round after a 5-under 66. While Lewis missed the fans out at Pinnacle Country Club on Friday, she said after her round she was just grateful for another chance to play one of her favorite stops on Tour.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Esther Lee
-7
64
T1
Anna Nordqvist
-7
64
T1
Jackie Stoelting
-7
64
T4
Austin Ernst
-6
65
T4
Maria Fernanda Torres
-6
65
T4
Mina Harigae
-6
65
T4
Sei Young Kim
-6
65
T4
Katherine Kirk
-6
65
T4
Stephanie Meadow
-6
65
T10
Dana Finkelstein
-5
66
T10
Stacy Lewis
-5
66
T10
Lizette Salas
-5
66
T10
Angela Stanford
-5
66
T10
Jing Yan
-5
66
T15
In Gee Chun
-4
67
T15
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-4
67
T15
Maria Fassi
-4
67
T15
Isi Gabsa
-4
67
T15
Moriya Jutanugarn
-4
67
T15
Nelly Korda
-4
67
T15
Mi Hyang Lee
-4
67
T15
Inbee Park
-4
67
T15
Jenny Shin
-4
67
T15
Linnea Strom
-4
67
T25
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-3
68
T25
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
68
T25
Carlota Ciganda
-3
68
T25
Jenny Coleman
-3
68
T25
Kristen Gillman
-3
68
T25
Natalie Gulbis
-3
68
T25
Nasa Hataoka
-3
68
T25
Kim Kaufman
-3
68
T25
Andrea Lee
-3
68
T25
Ruixin Liu
-3
68
T25
Gaby Lopez
-3
68
T25
Caroline Masson
-3
68
T25
Ally McDonald
-3
68
T25
Kristy McPherson
-3
68
T25
Yealimi Noh
-3
68
T25
Ryann O’Toole
-3
68
T25
Marissa Steen
-3
68
T25
Jasmine Suwannapura
-3
68
T25
Charlotte Thomas
-3
68
T44
Marina Alex
-2
69
T44
Aditi Ashok
-2
69
T44
Cydney Clanton
-2
69
T44
Daniela Darquea
-2
69
T44
Gemma Dryburgh
-2
69
T44
Lindy Duncan
-2
69
T44
Kendall Dye
-2
69
T44
Jeong Eun Lee
-2
69
T44
Caroline Hedwall
-2
69
T44
Esther Henseleit
-2
69
T44
Juli Inkster
-2
69
T44
Danielle Kang
-2
69
T44
Sarah Kemp
-2
69
T44
Alison Lee
-2
69
T44
Minjee Lee
-2
69
T44
Pernilla Lindberg
-2
69
T44
Annie Park
-2
69
T44
Sarah Schmelzel
-2
69
T44
Elizabeth Szokol
-2
69
T44
Patty Tavatanakit
-2
69
T44
Albane Valenzuela
-2
69
T65
Nicole Broch Larsen
-1
70
T65
Matilda Castren
-1
70
T65
Jennifer Chang
-1
70
T65
Peiyun Chien
-1
70
T65
Chella Choi
-1
70
T65
Clariss Guce
-1
70
T65
Celine Herbin
-1
70
T65
Dani Holmqvist
-1
70
T65
Ariya Jutanugarn
-1
70
T65
Haeji Kang
-1
70
T65
Cheyenne Knight
-1
70
T65
Jessica Korda
-1
70
T65
Brittany Lang
-1
70
T65
Bronte Law
-1
70
T65
Jaclyn Lee
-1
70
T65
Brittany Lincicome
-1
70
T65
Brooke Matthews (a)
-1
70
T65
Haru Nomura
-1
70
T65
Su Oh
-1
70
T65
Amy Olson
-1
70
T65
Bianca Pagdanganan
-1
70
T65
Pornanong Phatlum
-1
70
T65
Morgan Pressel
-1
70
T65
Robynn Ree
-1
70
T65
Mel Reid
-1
70
T65
Yujeong Son
-1
70
T65
Mariah Stackhouse
-1
70
T65
Emma Talley
-1
70
T65
Kris Tamulis
-1
70
T65
Kelly Tan
-1
70
T65
Lindsey Weaver
-1
70
T65
Cheyenne Woods
-1
70
T65
Amy Yang
-1
70
T65
Angel Yin
-1
70
T99
Heather Bowie Young
E
71
T99
Sarah Burnham
E
71
T99
Na Yeon Choi
E
71
T99
Youngin Chun
E
71
T99
Laura Diaz
E
71
T99
Georgia Hall
E
71
T99
Brooke M. Henderson
E
71
T99
Caroline Inglis
E
71
T99
Linnea Johansson
E
71
T99
Cristie Kerr
E
71
T99
Christina Kim
E
71
T99
Lydia Ko
E
71
T99
Min Seo Kwak
E
71
T99
Ilhee Lee
E
71
T99
Lee Lopez
E
71
T99
Leona Maguire
E
71
T99
Haley Moore
E
71
T99
Azahara Munoz
E
71
T99
Liz Nagel
E
71
T99
Hee Young Park
E
71
T99
Gerina Piller
E
71
T99
Alena Sharp
E
71
T99
Sarah Jane Smith
E
71
T122
Brittany Altomare
1
72
T122
Lauren Coughlin
1
72
T122
Katelyn Dambaugh
1
72
T122
Brianna Do
1
72
T122
Hannah Green
1
72
T122
Muni He
1
72
T122
Maria Hoyos
1
72
T122
Jiwon Jeon
1
72
T122
Yui Kawamoto
1
72
T122
Alexa Pano (a)
1
72
T122
Jennifer Song
1
72
T122
Lauren Stephenson
1
72
T122
Alana Uriell
1
72
T135
Dottie Ardina
2
73
T135
Jaye Marie Green
2
73
T135
Jenny Haglund
2
73
T135
Maia Schechter
2
73
T139
Celine Boutier
3
74
T139
Julieta Granada
3
74
T139
Jillian Hollis
3
74
T139
Kyung Kim
3
74
T139
Yu Liu
3
74
T139
Giulia Molinaro
3
74
T139
Louise Ridderstrom
3
74
T139
Suzuka Yamaguchi
3
74
T147
Ela Anacona (a)
4
75
T147
Jacqui Concolino
4
75
T147
Jennifer Kupcho
4
75
T147
Xiyu Lin
4
75
T147
Madelene Sagstrom
4
75
T147
Ayako Uehara
4
75
T153
Tiffany Joh
5
76
T153
Mirim Lee
5
76
T153
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
5
76
156
Tiffany Chan
6
77
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