Ariya Jutanugarn from Thailand poses with the championship trophy after winning the LPGA Volvik Championship

May belongs to Ariya Jutanugarn.

On Sunday at the LPGA Volvik Championship, Jutanugarn made history as the first player on the LPGA Tour to make her first three victories on Tour in consecutive events. She swept the entire month of May on the LPGA Tour, winning all three events staged on Tour including her maiden victory at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, the Kingsmill Championship and now this week’s inaugural event in Michigan.

Ironically nicknamed May, in her home country of Thailand, Jutanugarn carded a final round 67 to win by five-strokes at 15-under par, five strokes clear of her nearest competitor, Christina Kim. Jutanugarn is the first since Inbee Park in 2013 to win three consecutive events on Tour.

One of the longest hitters on Tour, Jutanugarn didn’t hit driver all week due to the course layout at Travis Pointe Country Club. But she was still able to use her length to her advantage when she needed it most. It was her ability to make eagle at the par 5, 18th hole on Saturday that gave her the outright lead entering Sunday’s final round, two-strokes ahead of Jessica Korda and Christina Kim.

"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," said Jutanugarn. "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."

Source : LPGA 

posted at 30 May 2016 08:42:33



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