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Ernst Wins Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship

by Judy Willson | Associate Communications Director
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Ernst Wins Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship

ROGERS, Ark. — Former LSU women’s golfer Austin Ernst rallied from four strokes down going into the final round to win the 2020 Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G on Sunday evening. Ernst shot 20-under over three rounds to win the second tournament of her LPGA career.

Ernst is the first LSU player to win multiple tournaments in an LPGA career. It is also the first season that two former Tigers have won tournaments in a single LPGA season as Madelene Sagstrom picked up her first LPGA win in January 2020 at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. Ernst, the 2011 NCAA champion, became the fourth LSU player to win an LPGA event.

The LPGA tour schedule continues on September 10 with the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, the second major of the season.

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