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Cheyenne Knight is the new champion at VOA Classic on the LPGA Tour

Cheyenne Knight is the new champion at VOA Classic on the LPGA Tour

With a total score of -18, Knight won the first Cup of his career, at Volunteers of America Classic (VOA Classic) on the LPGA Tour.

Cheyenne Knight scored five birdies, completing round 4 with a record of 66 non-bogey sticks. She served on average 238 yards, hit the fairway in 12 of 13 holes, hit the green in 12 of the 18 holes and played the ball 25 times.

In fact, the Knight's championship journey was not easy, due to the fierce attachment to the bottom pit of "short-range expert" Brittany Altomare. Even with a birdie at hole 17, Altomare rose to share the leading position with -17. But thanks to par in hole 16 and birdie in the penultimate hole, Knight - starting in the last group with Jaye Marie Green - regained the number one position.

By the 18th hole, Knight's main concern was his first title in his career, not just the reserve for next year's LPGA Tour as the goal set out before the tournament. Here, Knight hits the fairway and waits for the opponent to finish the pit. The ball went past the green, Altomare could not promote the strength of putt and record bogey. Then Knight went to the green with the ball about 0.6 m from the crater and easily par to get to the championship.

This victory earned Knight a prize of $ 195,000, a two-year LPGA Tour, attended Asian competitions with a limited component, as well as competed for the CME Group Tour Championship in the full season with the same reward 1,5 million USD.

As a rookie LPGA Tour, Knight experienced a difficult season when nine times failed to make cuts in 19 tournaments. It is the late brother Brandon that motivated the 22-year-old golfer to overcome difficulties. Brandon died when Knight was only 12 years old. At VOA Classic, Knight put the number 33 (Brandon's baseball shirt number) into the book reading the holes and looked at it every time he made a stroke. She also completed each half of the course at 33 sticks.

In the joy of winning, Knight said: "I think I have a second caddy and know he is watching from heaven. This cup is for Brandon".

Entering the final round at the top of the table, Jaye Marie Green still leads with a gap of 10 holes. However, she did not maintain the advantage after bogey successively in holes 11 and 12. She finished the target at -16 and shared the runner-up position with Altomare.

Georgia Hall and Jane Park and T4, with a -11 score. At the same stick, Stephanie Meadow and Katherine Perry belong to T6. With this achievement, Meadow kept the LPGA Tour card, while Perry had to find his way back through the qualifying series at the end of the year. Group T8 scored -9 with five people, including four Korean players including Park Inbee, Lee Jeongeun, Kim Sei Young and Kim Hyo Joo.