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Cheyenne Knight Wins Volunteers of America Classic
Cheyenne Knight poses with the trophy after winning the Volunteers of America Classic golf tournament at the Old American Golf Club on Oct 6, 2019 in The Colony, TX. Photo by Chuck Burton/Getty Images

Cheyenne Knight shot a final-round 66 to capture her first LPGA Tour title at the 2019 Volunteers of America Classic.

The 22-year old Texas native finished her four days at Old American Golf Club in Aledo with a tournament-record 18-under 266 to earn a two-stroke victory over Brittany Altomare and Jaye Marie Green.

With the maiden victory, Knight earned $195,000 and became the fourth American to win in 2019. She also received two year LPGA Tour exemption and will now be able to avoid a trip to Q-Series later this month in North Carolina.

“I’ve always dreamt of a putt to win an LPGA event. I said when I got my card that this was the event I was most looking forward to and who would have thought this helped me like secure my card,” said Knight, who is the first player from the University of Alabama to win on the LPGA Tour.

“It’s just been such a good learning experience because I thought I was planning on going back to Q-School and with this win, it just means everything knowing that I can persevere and knowing that I’m strong enough to do anything.”

Georgia Hall and Jane Park tied for fourth-place on 11-under par to round out the top-5 finishers.

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Pro-File

Name: Cheyenne Knight
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 10″
Age: 22
Native: Aledo, Texas
College: Alabama


Video: Knight’s Winning Putt

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Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Cheyenne Knight -18 (-5)
2. Brittany Altomare -16 (-4)
3. Jaye Marie Green -16 (-2)
4. Georgia Hall -11 (-5)
4. Jane Park -11 (-3)

Top-3 Check Cashers
  • Knight – $195,000
  • Altomare – $102,834
  • Green – $102,834

Knight’s Winning Numbers

Cheyenne Knight Wins Volunteers of America Classic
Cheyenne Knight celebrates with her caddie after winning the Volunteers of America Classic golf tournament at the Old American Golf Club on Oct 6, 2019 in The Colony, TX. Photo by Chuck Burton/Getty Images

Driving: 247.0 yards
Fairways: 47/52, 90.4%
Greens: 53/72, 73.6%
Putts: 26
Scores: 1 Eagle, 20 Birdies, 48 Pars, 3 Bogeys


2019 LPGA Tour Season

Starts: 19
Cuts Made: 10
Wins: 1 (VOA Texas)
Earnings: $266,346 (65th)
Race to CME Pts: 704 (49th)


Quotable

Cheyenne Knight Wins Volunteers of America Classic
Cheyenne Knight look to heavens after winning the Volunteers of America Classic golf tournament at the Old American Golf Club on Oct 6, 2019 in The Colony, TX. Photo by Chuck Burton/Getty Images

“I’ve prayed about this. Like it’s been a really hard year and I always knew that even though I didn’t understand at the time, I knew God was in control. I think I had a second caddie out there and I know he’s watching in heaven, just so proud of me. It’s incredible, I just can’t really put it into words right now.”
Cheyenne Knight


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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