Walmart NW Arkansas Championship R3

Austin Ernst wins second LPGA title

August 28-30
Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Arkansas
$2,300,000
Round 1, Round 2




Austin Ernst closed with an 8-under 63 on Sunday to win her second LPGA Tour title agains Anna Nordqvist by two strokes.


She started her round four behind overnight leader Nordqvist but played the best round of the day making ten birdies and two bogeys. She joins Stacy Lewis as the only American winners of the tournament.

“I knew I needed a really low score,” she said. “I kind of thought at the beginning of the week that 20 under would win and I think that’s what I got to, so guess I was right on that one. But you knew that out here you needed to attack and you couldn’t be afraid and couldn’t just kind of middle-the-green it all day.”



Ernst had not won in 144 starts since the 2014 Portland Classic.

“It was long. A lot longer than I thought it would be. Oh, man, it feels good. I have worked really hard. I think this break was fantastic for me. Helped get my confidence back. I had a rough year last year. I played so well in 2018, and, man, just feels so good right now.”

“I think what’s kind of held me back in the past is I won’t hit as many fairways and don’t make quite as many putts, and today I hit the ball really well, really being under the gun all day,” Ernst said. “Just I’m proud of all the hard work, and it’s nice to see it pay off.”




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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Austin Ernst
-20
65
65
63
193
2
Anna Nordqvist
-18
64
62
69
195
T3
Nelly Korda
-16
67
63
67
197
T3
Angela Stanford
-16
66
66
65
197
T5
Sei Young Kim
-15
65
64
69
198
T5
Jenny Shin
-15
67
63
68
198
T7
Katherine Kirk
-14
65
68
66
199
T7
Inbee Park
-14
67
67
65
199
T9
Kristy McPherson
-13
68
66
66
200
T9
Linnea Strom
-13
67
68
65
200
T11
Carlota Ciganda
-12
68
68
65
201
T11
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-12
67
67
67
201
T11
Mi Hyang Lee
-12
67
67
67
201
T11
Pernilla Lindberg
-12
69
66
66
201
T15
Maria Fassi
-11
67
67
68
202
T15
Caroline Hedwall
-11
69
64
69
202
T15
Esther Lee
-11
64
69
69
202
T15
Yealimi Noh
-11
68
69
65
202
T15
Morgan Pressel
-11
70
67
65
202
T15
Charlotte Thomas
-11
68
67
67
202
T21
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-10
68
71
64
203
T21
In Gee Chun
-10
67
70
66
203
T21
Caroline Masson
-10
68
69
66
203
T21
Annie Park
-10
69
67
67
203
T21
Emma Talley
-10
70
68
65
203
T21
Patty Tavatanakit
-10
69
68
66
203
T21
Lindsey Weaver
-10
70
67
66
203
T28
Matilda Castren
-9
70
68
66
204
T28
Chella Choi
-9
70
65
69
204
T28
Maria Fernanda Torres
-9
65
72
67
204
T28
Nasa Hataoka
-9
68
69
67
204
T28
Haeji Kang
-9
70
68
66
204
T28
Cheyenne Knight
-9
70
68
66
204
T28
Lydia Ko
-9
71
67
66
204
T28
Minjee Lee
-9
69
70
65
204
T28
Stacy Lewis
-9
66
68
70
204
T28
Azahara Munoz
-9
71
65
68
204
T28
Robynn Ree
-9
70
67
67
204
T28
Jackie Stoelting
-9
64
70
70
204
T28
Jasmine Suwannapura
-9
68
67
69
204
T41
Nicole Broch Larsen
-8
70
70
65
205
T41
Jeong Eun Lee
-8
69
70
66
205
T41
Caroline Inglis
-8
71
67
67
205
T41
Moriya Jutanugarn
-8
67
70
68
205
T41
Brittany Lang
-8
70
68
67
205
T41
Ruixin Liu
-8
68
65
72
205
T41
Ally McDonald
-8
68
71
66
205
T41
Alexa Pano (a)
-8
72
67
66
205
T49
Aditi Ashok
-7
69
68
69
206
T49
Jennifer Chang
-7
70
67
69
206
T49
Cydney Clanton
-7
69
68
69
206
T49
Gemma Dryburgh
-7
69
67
70
206
T49
Georgia Hall
-7
71
69
66
206
T49
Brooke M. Henderson
-7
71
66
69
206
T49
Danielle Kang
-7
69
66
71
206
T49
Christina Kim
-7
71
69
66
206
T49
Brooke Matthews (a)
-7
70
69
67
206
T49
Kelly Tan
-7
70
68
68
206
T59
Lindy Duncan
-6
69
71
67
207
T59
Brittany Lincicome
-6
70
70
67
207
T59
Gaby Lopez
-6
68
71
68
207
T59
Stephanie Meadow
-6
65
72
70
207
T59
Angel Yin
-6
70
69
68
207
T64
Jaye Marie Green
-5
73
67
68
208
T64
Lizette Salas
-5
66
72
70
208
T66
Yui Kawamoto
-4
72
68
69
209
T66
Cristie Kerr
-4
71
68
70
209
T66
Min Seo Kwak
-4
71
69
69
209
T66
Sarah Schmelzel
-4
69
70
70
209
T66
Jing Yan
-4
66
72
71
209
T71
Mina Harigae
-3
65
73
72
210
T71
Esther Henseleit
-3
69
70
71
210
T71
Sarah Kemp
-3
69
71
70
210
T71
Bronte Law
-3
70
68
72
210
T71
Haru Nomura
-3
70
70
70
210
T71
Bianca Pagdanganan
-3
70
68
72
210
77
Leona Maguire
-1
71
69
72
212
T78
Dana Finkelstein
E
66
73
74
213
T78
Gerina Piller
E
71
69
73
213
T80
Ashleigh Buhai
1
68
70
76
214
T80
Isi Gabsa
1
67
72
75
214
CUT
Celine Boutier
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Sarah Burnham
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Peiyun Chien
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Lauren Coughlin
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Brianna Do
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Kim Kaufman
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Lee Lopez
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Ryann O’Toole
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Su Oh
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Hee Young Park
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Mel Reid
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Alena Sharp
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Jennifer Song
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Lauren Stephenson
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Albane Valenzuela
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Youngin Chun
E
71
71
142
CUT
Katelyn Dambaugh
E
72
70
142
CUT
Kristen Gillman
E
68
74
142
CUT
Julieta Granada
E
74
68
142
CUT
Hannah Green
E
72
70
142
CUT
Clariss Guce
E
70
72
142
CUT
Natalie Gulbis
E
68
74
142
CUT
Celine Herbin
E
70
72
142
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
E
70
72
142
CUT
Jessica Korda
E
70
72
142
CUT
Andrea Lee
E
68
74
142
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
E
74
68
142
CUT
Maia Schechter
E
73
69
142
CUT
Marissa Steen
E
68
74
142
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
E
69
73
142
CUT
Alana Uriell
E
72
70
142
CUT
Cheyenne Woods
E
70
72
142
CUT
Amy Yang
E
70
72
142
CUT
Marina Alex
1
69
74
143
CUT
Muni He
1
72
71
143
CUT
Juli Inkster
1
69
74
143
CUT
Jiwon Jeon
1
72
71
143
CUT
Ariya Jutanugarn
1
70
73
143
CUT
Ilhee Lee
1
71
72
143
CUT
Alison Lee
1
69
74
143
CUT
Jaclyn Lee
1
70
73
143
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
1
71
72
143
CUT
Kris Tamulis
1
70
73
143
CUT
Jenny Coleman
2
68
76
144
CUT
Kendall Dye
2
69
75
144
CUT
Linnea Johansson
2
71
73
144
CUT
Liz Nagel
2
71
73
144
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
2
75
69
144
CUT
Brittany Altomare
3
72
73
145
CUT
Heather Bowie Young
3
71
74
145
CUT
Jacqui Concolino
3
75
70
145
CUT
Laura Diaz
3
71
74
145
CUT
Yu Liu
3
74
71
145
CUT
Amy Olson
3
70
75
145
CUT
Dottie Ardina
4
73
73
146
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
4
71
75
146
CUT
Mirim Lee
4
76
70
146
CUT
Xiyu Lin
4
75
71
146
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
4
74
72
146
CUT
Mariah Stackhouse
4
70
76
146
CUT
Daniela Darquea
5
69
78
147
CUT
Jillian Hollis
5
74
73
147
CUT
Ayako Uehara
5
75
72
147
CUT
Jenny Haglund
6
73
75
148
CUT
Tiffany Joh
6
76
72
148
CUT
Jennifer Kupcho
6
75
73
148
CUT
Haley Moore
6
71
77
148
CUT
Tiffany Chan
7
77
72
149
CUT
Maria Hoyos
7
72
77
149
CUT
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
9
76
75
151
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
9
74
77
151
CUT
Ela Anacona (a)
10
75
77
152
CUT
Kyung Kim
10
74
78
152
WD
Yujeong Son
-1
70
70
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