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W. Golf At The Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship Presented By P&G

Women’s professional golf is a fixture in the state of Arkansas, joining the Razorbacks at one of their home courses – Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Located in the northwest portion of The Natural State, Pinnacle Country Club hosts an international field of LPGA Tour professionals at the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club. The week-long championship included a variety of community events, Pro-Am play and three days of LPGA competition.

The Razorbacks are currently the only Southeastern Conference team whose course is hosting an LPGA event this year and are one of just a handful of major college programs with an event on their home course.

In addition, the Razorbacks compete all season to qualify for two of the Monday play-in spots for the championship.

Founded in 1990, Pinnacle Country Club is one of Northwest Arkansas’ premier golf and tennis facilities. The course, designed by Don Sechrest in association with Bruce Lietzke, stretches 6,695 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 72.8 and a slope of 131. The Razorbacks compete from Pinnacle’s white tees with a length of 6,102 yards.

Located 20 minutes north of Fayetteville in Rogers, Ark., Pinnacle is known both for its course difficulty and homesite elegance.
Pinnacle is graced with generous landing areas, but its large, undulated greens require both precision and accuracy. Its par 3s are extremely challenging including, Pinnacle’s signature hole, No. 15. This hole requires a golfer’s most accurate mid-iron as the 160-yard downhill shot must carry to an island green.

While young in its existence, Pinnacle has a history as host of prestigious events including the Greg Norman Challenge in 1990 and the Philips Classic in 1992, an event that included several senior PGA players.

The grand clubhouse provides a comfortable setting for casual entertaining as well as formal events. The elegant design and location of the clubhouse evoke the Southern hospitality that welcomes all members “home.”

 

Quick Facts
Location Pinnacle Country
Club; Rogers, Ark.
Coverage The Golf Channel
Tickets $25 daily/$50 wk
Purse $2 million
1st place $300,000
Inaugural Event 2007
Unoff. winner Stacy Lewis*
*Event was rained out/not completed

Past Winners
2008 Seon Hwa Lee
2009 Jiyai Shin
2010 Yani Tseng
2011 Yani Tseng
2012 Ai Miyazato
2013 Inbee Park
2014 Stacy Lewis

RAZORBACKS AT THE EVENT
Exemptions
2007 Stacy Lewis
2008 Stacy Lewis
2009 Lucy Nunn
2010 Kelli Shean
2011 Emily Tubert
2012 Emily Tubert
2013 Gabriela Lopez
2014 Lopez, Tubert

QUALIFYING SPOTS
2007 None
2008 Lucy Nunn, Kristin Ingram
2009 Kelli Shean (made cut), Kristin Ingram
2010 Corinna Rees, Victoria Vela
2011 Emma Lavy, Victoria Vela
2012 Emma Lavy
2013 Emma Lavy, Summar Roachell
2014 Summar Roachell, Regina Plasencia

RESULTS
2007 Rained Out
2008 Lewis, 49th
2009 Lewis, 21st
2010 Lewis, T9th
2011 Tubert, T48th
2012 Lewis, T19
Tubert DNC
2013 Lewis, T4,
Lopez DNC
2014 Lewis, 1st
Lopez T57
Tubert DNC