A three-peat win for Ariya Jutanugarn as she captures the LPGA Volvik Championship title.
Ariya completed her third straight LPGA Tour win in style, carding a final round -5 under par 67 at the LPGA Volvik Championship, for a five shot win at -15 under par.
Ariya, at first sight of this course thought it would be very hard to play;
“I mean, when I see the course, I just feel like it’s really hard for me because I can’t hit my driver and I really have to have a good game plan.”
“So to be honest, first time I see it, I think this course is hard and I don’t think I’m going to win, I just really want to do my best.”
Christina Kim moved into solo second at -10 under par, a -1 under 71 today never put pressure on the leader.
“It was an interesting round. I knew in my head, I said if I get to six under on the day today, I can at least have a chance to battle it out with Ariya.”
” And I was a little off mark, but I mean, I went out there and I played my best.”
“I probably made, God, what, like 15, 16‑foot of putts in the last like four holes. I made some really good up‑and‑downs and I had a lot of really good swings.”
” At the end of the day I know that I played my best.”
Tied in third place were Brooke Henderson, from Canada, -4 under par 68 today and Jessica Korda, even par 72, both ladies finished with -9 under par totals.
Brooke has posted her 10th top ten finish this year;
“Overall it was a solid week.”
“It’s always nice to see your name up near the top of the leaderboard and it’s been a few weeks since that happened for me, so today was definitely a solid day for me.”
” I missed some opportunities, but I also made up for a couple here on the back nine, so overall I’m happy.”
Jessica was amazed at the performance of Ariya today, especially her putting;
“I mean, it’s great. I’m speechless. That was amazing.”
” I definitely didn’t see, what, five under she shot? I didn’t see five under there when we started the day.”
“Honestly, she putted so well today. It wasn’t easy, greens were a little bit bumpy. She made it look so easy.”