Monday, October 21, 2019 | ePaper
Emotional Knight posts first LPGA title on native Texas soil
Texan Cheyenne Knight captured her first US LPGA Tour title in her native Lone Star State on Sunday, firing a 66 for a two-shot win in the Volunteers of America Classic.
The 22-year-old rookie rolled in three birdies on the back nine at the Old American Golf Club course to finish with a 18-under 266 total.
"It's so incredible. I can't put it into words," Knight said.
Brittany Altomare and Jaye Marie Green tied for second at 16-under, giving the US the top three spots in the event at The Colony, Texas.
Knight came into the tournament needing a top five finish to crack the top 100 on the LPGA money list and ended up taking home her biggest career prize, $195,000.
She is also the fourth American winner in 2019, joining Cydney Clanton, Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson.