Rookie Ryu wins NW Arkansas Championship
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) Hae Ran Ryu completed a wire-to-wire run to her first LPGA Tour title, a three-shot victory Sunday at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
The 22-year-old rookie from South Korea had four birdies and an eagle in her last nine holes at Pinnacle Country Club to shoot a 5-under 66 and finish at 19-under 194 in the 54-hole event. Ryu, the LPGA Q-Series medalist last year, earned $345,000 and is projected to climb into the top 10 in the Race to CME Globe.
“I’m so happy because always I think winning the first of the year, but it’s first time I’m playing in Arkansas,” Ryu said. “It’s wonderful course. I’m pretty good player, so, so happy.”
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