First round update

Posted: June 27, 2014 at 1:45 p.m.
Updated: June 27, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.

— Canada's Alena Sharp, who is No. 234 in the Rolex Rankings, shot a 6-under 65 first round and leads the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Rogers by one stroke.

She made seven birdies and only one bogey en route to her first round score of 65.

Coming off of her first major victory at the U.S. Women's Open, Michelle Wie made a birdie on the 18th hole to move into a tie for second. Wie and Alejandra Llaneza, the No. 273 player in the world, each shot bogey-free 5-under 66s.

Current Arkansas golfer Gaby Lopez shot a 1-under 70. Former Razorback and current world No. 1 Stacy Lewis also shot a 1-under, despite struggling with two bogeys in her first four holes.

Making her professional debut, former Arkansas golfer Emily Tubert fired a 3-over 74, making a pair of birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey on the 16th hole.

Lopez and Lewis are tied for 43rd, while Tubert finished tied for 108th.


« Previous Story

U.S. loses to Germany, moves to next stage

American goalkeeper Tim Howard can’t stop a rebound shot by Germany’s Thomas Mueller in the second half of Germany’s 1-0 victory Thursday in Recife, Brazil. Despite the loss, the United States advanced to the round of 16.

RECIFE, Brazil -- Germany's Thomas Mueller stayed on track to retain his Golden Boot title at the World Cup by... Read »

Next Story »

Popularity Of LPGA On The Rise

 Staff Photo Michael Woods • @NWAMICHAELW Jessica Korda shoots for the No. 3 green Friday afternoon during the first round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

ROGERS -- Stacy Lewis always draws big crowd at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Read »