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Ashleigh Buhai Wins AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield

https://www.lpga.com/news/2022/ashleigh-buhai-wins-2022-aig-womens-open-at-muirfield

Ashleigh Buhai finally got her first win on the LPGA Tour, winning the season’s final major at the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield on the 4th playoff hole over In Gee Chun. Buhai started the final round with a 5-stroke lead but ran into trouble on the 15th, making a triple-bogey 7 to see her lead evaporate.

On the 4th playoff hole, with the sun pretty much set, Buhai made a clutch up-and-down from the greenside bunker to win the championship, her first in 15 years playing the LPGA.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1556374242819772416

For the LPGA Golf Pool, Betty was the top-earner for the week with 33 points.

Points for AIG Women’s Open

PlacePlayerPoints
1Ashleigh Buhai15
2In Gee Chun10
3Hinako Shibuno*9
4Leona Maguire8
4Minjee Lee8
4Madelene Sagstrom8
7Celine Boutier5
7Lydia Ko5
7Nasa Hataoka5
7Atthaya Thitikul5
7Brooke M. Henderson5
7Stephanie Kyriacou5

* indicates not part of LPGA Golf Pool

Here are the final round highlights from the AIG Women’s Open Youtube page:

Ayaka Furue Wins Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open

https://www.lpga.com/news/2022/ayaka-furue-becomes-rolex-first-time-winner-with-course-record-62

Ayaka Furue shot a course record 10-under par 62 in the final round to win the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open. Furue won the tournament by 3 shots over Celine Boutier and Hyo Joo Kim. The win was the first LPGA title for Furue, who is an LPGA rookie.

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Pat Kelly leads the with with 35 points.

Points for Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open

PlacePlayerPoints
1Ayaka Furue15
2Celine Boutier10
3Hyo Joo Kim9
3Cheyenne Knight9
5Alison Lee7
5Lydia Ko7
7Nasa Hataoka5
8Wichanee Meechai4
8Lilia Vu4
8Maude-Aimee Leblanc4

Here are some final round highlights:

Brooke Henderson Wins Amundi Evian Championship

https://www.lpga.com/news/2022/brooke-henderson-wins-evian-championship-for-2nd-major-title

Brooke Henderson recovered after a poor start to her final round with birdies on the the 14th, 15th and 18th holes to win the Amundi Evian Championship by 1-shot over LPGA rookie Sophia Schubert.  Henderson shot a final-round even par 71 to finish the tournament at 17-under par. The win was the second major championship title for Henderson, who became the only Canadian to win two professional major titles.

At one point in the final nine holes there was a 7-way tie for the lead.

 

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Steven Doerksen had 59 points to have the most points this week.

Points for Amundi Evian Championship

PlacePlayerPoints
1Brooke M. Henderson15
2Sophia Schubert10
3Mai Saigo*9
3Lydia Ko9
3Charley Hull9
3Hyo Joo Kim9
3Carlota Ciganda9
8Linn Grant*4
8Georgia Hall4
8Jin Young Ko4
8Atthaya Thitikul4
8Nelly Korda4
8Sei Young Kim4
8So Yeon Ryu4

* denotes not part of LPGA pool

Final round highlights:

Kupcho and Salas Win Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

Jennifer Kupcho and Lizette Salas teamed up to win the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational by 5-shots over the team of Matilda Castren and Kelly Tan in Midland Michigan. Kupcho and Salas finished at 26-under par for the tournament. This was Kupcho’s third win of the year, and for Salas it was her first win since 2014.

The event is played with teams of two persons playing alternate shot in rounds 1 and 3, and better ball in round 2 and 4. Kupcho and Salas shot 68 and 64 in the alternate shot in rounds 1 and 3 respectively, and a pair of 61s in the better ball format in rounds 2 and 4.

For the LPGA Golf Pool, Josh Whitt managed to score a whopping 62 points for the week!

Points for Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

PlacePlayerPoints
1Jennifer Kupcho / Lizette Salas15
2Matilda Castren / Kelly Tan*10
3Maria Fassi / Stacy Lewis9
4Cheyenne Knight / Elizabeth Szokol8
4Tiffany Chan* / Haeji Kang8
6Na Rin An / Hye-Jin Choi6
6Pauline Roussin / Dewi Weber6
8Jessica Korda / Nelly Korda4
8Daniela Darquea* / Karis Davidson*4
10Lauren Hartlage* / Brooke Matthews*2
10Ruixin Liu / Wichanee Meechai2
10Sarah Kemp / Alena Sharp*2
10Sophia Popov / Anne van Dam2
10A Lim Kim / Yealimi Noh2

* denotes not part of the LPGA Golf Pool

Here are the highlights from the final round:

In Gee Chun Wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1541158590144290818

In Gee Chun had a record-breaking first round, and lead for the first 56 holes of the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.  On the 57th hole, that’s when her rocky start and Lexi Thompson’s equally good start, allowed Thompson to tie Chun for the lead.  A couple of holes later and Thompson was in the lead and, for the first time in the tournament, Chun was the chaser.

Chun steadied herself after her shaky first nine and along with a couple of missed short putts by Thompson (one from 1.5 feet!), retook the lead and won the her 3rd major title by a shot over Thompson and Minjee Lee.

Chun had lead by 7 shots after the first round (she shot 8-under 64), five shots after 36 holes, and still had a 3-shot lead thru 54 holes. She finished the tournament at 5-under par.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1541146719475290112

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Tim Powell lead for the week with 39 points.

Points for KPMG Women's PGA Championship

PlacePlayerPoints
1In Gee Chun15
2Minjee Lee10
2Lexi Thompson10
4Atthaya Thitikul8
5Nasa Hataoka7
5Hyo Joo Kim7
5Hannah Green7
5Hye-Jin Choi7
5Sei Young Kim7
10Lilia Vu2
10Eun-Hee Ji2
10Stephanie Kyriacou2
10Jessica Korda2
10Stephanie Meadow2
10Jennifer Chang*2

*  indicates not part of LPGA Golf Pool

Here are some highlights:

 

Jennifer Kupcho Wins Meijer LPGA Classic

https://twitter.com/GolfChannel/status/1538654931376390147

Jennifer Kupcho won the Meijer LPGA Classic, triumphing in a 3-way playoff with Leona Maguire and Nelly Korda. All three finished at 18-under par.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1538656108797054976

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Andrew Corner set the pace this week with 44-points.

Points for Meijer LPGA Classic

PlacePlayerPoints
1Jennifer Kupcho15
2Leona Maguire10
2Nelly Korda10
4Lydia Ko8
5Jessica Korda7
5Carlota Ciganda7
5Attaya Thitikul7
5Lexi Thompson7
9Wei-Ling Hsu3
9Brooke M. Henderson3

Here are the final round highlights from the LPGA Youtube page:

Brooke Henderson Wins ShopRite LPGA Classic

https://www.lpga.com/news/2022/brooke-henderson-wins-shoprite-lpga-classic-her-11th-tour-title

Brooke Henderson, with a final round 7-under 64, came from behind to win the 2022 ShopRite LPGA Classic in a playoff over Lindsey Weaver-Wright. Both finished regulation at 12-under par.  The win is Henderson’s 11th on the LPGA Tour.

In the playoff, Henderon hit her second shot on the par-5 18th to within 7 feet of the pin, and proceeded to make eagle to seal the victory, as Weaver-Wright managed only a par.

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1536106569515024384

 

https://twitter.com/LPGA/status/1536072654951591937

In the LPGA Golf Pool, Gary Young earned the most points this week.

Points for ShopRite LPGA Classic

PlacePlayerPoints
1Brooke M. Henderson15
2Lindsey Weaver-Wright10
3Jodi Ewart Shadoff9
4Lydia Ko8
4Albane Valenzuela8
6Brittany Lincicome6
6Marina Alex6
6Nasa Hataoka6
9Celine Boutier3
9Jenny Shin3
9Brittany Lang3

Here are the highlights from the LPGA’s Youtube page:

Minjee Lee Wins U.S. Women’s Open

https://www.lpga.com/news/2022/awesome-aussie-lee-wins-us-womens-open-record-1-8m

Minjee Lee, of Australia, won the U.S. Women’s Open by 4 shots over Mina Harigae at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club. Lee shot a final round even par 71 to finish at 13-under for the tournament.

Lee also takes home $1.8 million, the biggest payout in LPGA history. Harigae won $1 million for finishing runnerup. For comparison, the next event, the ShopRite LPGA Classic, has a total purse of $1,750,000.

https://twitter.com/uswomensopen/status/1533605362384834560

As for the LPGA Golf Pool, Tim Powell was tops for the week with 42 points.

Points for U.S. Women's Open

PlacePlayerPoints
1Minjee Lee15
2Mina Harigae10
3Hye-Jin Choi9
4Jin Young Ko8
5Lydia Ko7
6Anna Nordqvist6
6Bronte Law6
8Nelly Korda4
8Megan Khang4
8Leona Maguire4

Here are the top shots from the final round from the USGA’s Youtube page:

And here are the extended highlights of the final round”