Ariya Jutanugarn Wins 3rd Tournament In A Row At 2016 LPGA Volvik Championship

Ariya Jutanugarn in traditional Korean dress gives the 3 sign (click to enlarge)

It was May’s day yet again at the 2016 LPGA Volvik Championship. With a 15-under 5 shot victory in Ann Arbor, Ariya Jutanugarn, or May if you will, swept all three LPGA events this month. In less than 30 days, she went from just another player with potential to a Player of the Year contender. It’s still a young season and a lot can happen but after earning her first 3 tournament wins in 3 consecutive events, which had never been done before in LPGA history, the bar is now sky high for the 20-year old Thai rising star. The last player to win 3 consecutive tournaments was Inbee Park in 2013. Before that, the two most recent players to pull the hat trick were Lorena Ochoa, who accomplished the feat 3 times, including a 4 in row stretch, and Annika Sorenstam , who had a stretch of 5 wins. Any time you put your name into a conversation that includes Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa and Inbee Park it’s special. To be the only player in LPGA history to go from zero wins to 3 wins in 3 consecutive events is more than I ever dreamed for Ariya. Believe me, I’ve dreamed big for May. I hope her dreams for herself far exceed mine.

 

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1 ARIYA JUTANUGARN (-15)

 

2 CHRISTINA KIM (-10)

 

T3 JESSICA KORDA (-9)

 

LEADERBOARD

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 Ariya Jutanugarn 65 68 73 67 -5 F -15 273
2 Christina Kim 64 71 72 71 -1 F -10 278
T3 Brooke Henderson 72 67 72 68 -4 F -9 279
T3 Jessica Korda 72 65 70 72 E F -9 279
5 Belen Mozo 72 68 70 70 -2 F -8 280
T6 Lexi Thompson 74 68 72 67 -5 F -7 281
T6 Azahara Munoz 69 69 74 69 -3 F -7 281
T6 Marina Alex 68 67 75 71 -1 F -7 281
T6 Hyo Joo Kim 71 68 70 72 E F -7 281
10 Angela Stanford 71 70 72 69 -3 F -6 282
T11 Brittany Altomare 70 72 73 68 -4 F -5 283
T11 In Gee Chun 72 69 72 70 -2 F -5 283
T11 Gaby Lopez 71 68 73 71 -1 F -5 283
T11 Lindy Duncan 73 69 70 71 -1 F -5 283
T11 Sadena Parks 69 75 68 71 -1 F -5 283
T16 Sei Young Kim 71 72 73 68 -4 F -4 284
T16 Jennifer Song 75 66 74 69 -3 F -4 284
T16 Lydia Ko 71 71 72 70 -2 F -4 284
T16 Mariajo Uribe 73 71 70 70 -2 F -4 284
T20 Ryann O’Toole 75 68 71 71 -1 F -3 285
T20 Charley Hull 70 70 73 72 E F -3 285
T20 Min Lee 71 69 72 73 +1 F -3 285
T20 Minjee Lee 68 70 73 74 +2 F -3 285
T20 Amy Yang 73 71 67 74 +2 F -3 285
T20 So Yeon Ryu 68 67 75 75 +3 F -3 285
T20 Suzann Pettersen 71 68 70 76 +4 F -3 285
T27 Pornanong Phatlum 73 73 75 65 -7 F -2 286
T27 Mi Hyang Lee 72 72 74 68 -4 F -2 286
T27 Moriya Jutanugarn 73 73 72 68 -4 F -2 286
T27 Se Ri Pak 73 70 74 69 -3 F -2 286
T27 Cristie Kerr 72 69 75 70 -2 F -2 286
T27 Ashleigh Simon 73 71 72 70 -2 F -2 286
T27 Eun-Hee Ji 73 73 70 70 -2 F -2 286
T27 Lee-Anne Pace 72 71 72 71 -1 F -2 286
T27 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 72 73 70 71 -1 F -2 286
T27 Caroline Masson 71 70 72 73 +1 F -2 286
T27 Kim Kaufman 71 73 69 73 +1 F -2 286
T27 Pannarat Thanapolboonyar 72 72 67 75 +3 F -2 286
T39 Ayako Uehara 72 70 75 70 -2 F -1 287
T39 Annie Park 75 70 72 70 -2 F -1 287
T39 Shanshan Feng 74 69 72 72 E F -1 287
T39 Giulia Molinaro 70 67 77 73 +1 F -1 287
T43 Beatriz Recari 71 71 76 70 -2 F E 288
T43 Celine Herbin 74 70 73 71 -1 F E 288
T43 Katherine Kirk 77 69 70 72 E F E 288
T43 Nontaya Srisawang 74 72 69 73 +1 F E 288
T43 Sakura Yokomine 69 75 70 74 +2 F E 288
T48 Julie Yang 71 71 78 69 -3 F +1 289
T48 Prima Thammaraks 73 70 76 70 -2 F +1 289
T48 Dori Carter 70 71 77 71 -1 F +1 289
T48 Catriona Matthew 70 75 73 71 -1 F +1 289
T48 Lisa Ferrero 72 70 75 72 E F +1 289
T48 Sarah Jane Smith 72 73 72 72 E F +1 289
T48 Ssu-Chia Cheng 75 70 72 72 E F +1 289
T48 Lee Lopez 73 73 70 73 +1 F +1 289
T48 Austin Ernst 70 70 75 74 +2 F +1 289
T48 Jennifer Johnson 74 68 73 74 +2 F +1 289
T48 Brittany Lincicome 70 67 77 75 +3 F +1 289
T48 Jane Park 74 67 70 78 +6 F +1 289
T60 Samantha Richdale 69 74 75 72 E F +2 290
T60 Casey Grice 74 72 71 73 +1 F +2 290
T60 Sandra Changkija 75 70 71 74 +2 F +2 290
T60 Sarah Kemp 71 75 70 74 +2 F +2 290
T60 Sydnee Michaels 73 68 71 78 +6 F +2 290
T65 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 74 71 75 71 -1 F +3 291
T65 Karine Icher 74 69 76 72 E F +3 291
T65 Pernilla Lindberg 74 72 73 72 E F +3 291
T65 Daniela Iacobelli 75 69 74 73 +1 F +3 291
T65 Laetitia Beck 73 68 76 74 +2 F +3 291
T70 Haeji Kang 75 71 75 71 -1 F +4 292
T70 Laura Davies 72 74 74 72 E F +4 292
T70 Cheyenne Woods 73 73 73 73 +1 F +4 292
T70 Mi Jung Hur 71 71 74 76 +4 F +4 292
T74 Benyapa Niphatsophon 77 69 77 70 -2 F +5 293
T74 Megan Khang 73 71 75 74 +2 F +5 293
T74 Marion Ricordeau 77 68 73 75 +3 F +5 293
T77 Jiayi Zhou 74 70 79 72 E F +7 295
T77 Becky Morgan 73 73 75 74 +2 F +7 295
T77 Brianna Do 73 73 73 76 +4 F +7 295
80 Stephanie Kono 72 72 72 80 +8 F +8 296
WD Perrine Delacour WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
WD Haru Nomura WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
T81 Amy Anderson 75 72 MC MC 147
T81 Christel Boeljon 76 71 MC MC 147
T81 Chella Choi 74 73 MC MC 147
T81 Cydney Clanton 73 74 MC MC 147
T81 Caroline Hedwall 74 73 MC MC 147
T81 Vicky Hurst 74 73 MC MC 147
T81 Tiffany Joh 74 73 MC MC 147
T81 Candie Kung 71 76 MC MC 147
T81 Mirim Lee 72 75 MC MC 147
T81 Xi Yu Lin 74 73 MC MC 147
T81 Ai Miyazato 73 74 MC MC 147
T81 Ji Young Oh 74 73 MC MC 147
T81 Su-Hyun Oh 77 70 MC MC 147
T81 Giulia Sergas 76 71 MC MC 147
T81 Budsabakorn Sukapan 74 73 MC MC 147
T81 Kris Tamulis 75 72 MC MC 147
T97 Heather Bowie Young 75 73 MC MC 148
T97 Ayeon Cho 77 71 MC MC 148
T97 Paula Creamer 77 71 MC MC 148
T97 Alejandra Llaneza 75 73 MC MC 148
T97 Kelly Shon 75 73 MC MC 148
T97 Yani Tseng 75 73 MC MC 148
T97 Angel Yin 73 75 MC MC 148
T104 Katie Burnett 73 76 MC MC 149
T104 Jaye Marie Green 74 75 MC MC 149
T104 Ginger Howard 72 77 MC MC 149
T104 Nicole Jeray 75 74 MC MC 149
T104 P.K. Kongkraphan 78 71 MC MC 149
T104 Ilhee Lee 77 72 MC MC 149
T104 Amelia Lewis 76 73 MC MC 149
T104 Ashlan Ramsey 76 73 MC MC 149
T104 Demi Runas 75 74 MC MC 149
T113 Victoria Elizabeth 71 79 MC MC 150
T113 Nannette Hill 77 73 MC MC 150
T113 Sarah Hoffman 76 74 MC MC 150
T113 Dani Holmqvist 79 71 MC MC 150
T113 Meena Lee 75 75 MC MC 150
T113 Sherman Santhiwiwatthan 81 69 MC MC 150
T113 Alena Sharp 73 77 MC MC 150
T113 Bertine Strauss 77 73 MC MC 150
T113 Alison Walshe 71 79 MC MC 150
T113 Caroline Westrup 77 73 MC MC 150
T113 Jing Yan 75 75 MC MC 150
T113 Sun Young Yoo 76 74 MC MC 150
T125 Wei-Ling Hsu 78 73 MC MC 151
T125 Jaclyn Jansen 78 73 MC MC 151
T125 SooBin Kim 78 73 MC MC 151
T125 Cyna Marie Rodriguez 78 73 MC MC 151
T125 Rachel Rohanna 75 76 MC MC 151
T125 Dewi Claire Schreefel 74 77 MC MC 151
T125 Christine Song 75 76 MC MC 151
T132 Felicity Johnson 79 73 MC MC 152
T132 Jane Rah 77 75 MC MC 152
T132 Michelle Wie 76 76 MC MC 152
135 Samantha Troyanovich 77 76 MC MC 153
T136 Karlin Beck 81 75 MC MC 156
T136 Grace Na 79 77 MC MC 156
138 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 76 WD WD WD 76
T139 Simin Feng 81 WD WD WD 81
T139 Briana Mao 81 WD WD WD 81
141 Paula Reto 82 WD WD WD 82
142 Inbee Park 84 WD WD WD 84

2 thoughts on “Ariya Jutanugarn Wins 3rd Tournament In A Row At 2016 LPGA Volvik Championship

  1. As Jessica Korda said who played with Ariya Sunday, “That was amazing.” So “May” is taking off next week in New Jersey. Better to prepare for the next major, the KMPG the following week where she has a great chance to win. (She should have won the first one this year.) Good luck to her!

    • I hope she wins a Major sooner rather than later. She has all the physical tools. Now, working with Gary Gilchrist, she seems to have the mental tools as well. Actually, she had the strong mental game as an amateur. Perhaps that Honda LPGA Thailand episode stayed with her longer than we thought.

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