IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with AUSTIN ERNST

Austin Ernst
Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Austin Ernst tees off on the 12th hole during the third round of the LPGA Portland Classic at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Oregon.

2014 Portland Classic Presented by Cambia Health Solutions
Columbia Edgewater Country Club
August 31, 2014

Born: Seneca, S.C.
Lives: Seneca, S.C.
Birthdate: January 31, 1992 – currently 22 years, 7 months, and 0 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: 14th at the 2012 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional: 2012

  • VICTORIES
    • LPGA: First-time winner on the LPGA Tour.
  • RACE TO CME GLOBE
    • Earns 500 points toward the Race to the CME Globe standings and moves to No. 31 in the rankings with 833 points
  • ROLEX RANKINGS
    • With her victory, Austin is projected to jump from 145 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings to 73.
  • ROLEX PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    • Earns 30 points in the Rolex Player of the Year race and moves to No. 22 in the rankings with 30 points.
  • MONEY
    • CAREER: With the $195,000 first-place check, Austin moves to 321st on the LPGA Career Money List with $441,660
    • SEASON: Austin has earned $299,658 this season and is 32nd  on the 2014 LPGA Official Money List
  • TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
    • Played this event in 2013 as a rookie, garnering her second top-10 finish of her career.
    • Previous finishes include:
      • 2013 – T9
  • 2014 IN A NUTSHELL
    • 18 events, 12 cuts made, $299,658 earned, one victory.
  • 2013 RECAP
    • 23 events, 13 cuts made, $142,002 earned (72), 2 top-10 finishes
    • 2 top-10 finishes, including a career-best tie for sixth at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
    • Carded a career-low 62 in the third round of the 2013 Safeway Classic Presented by Coca Cola.
  • OF NOTE
    • Becomes the 5th Rolex First-Time Winner on the LPGA this season joining Lydia Ko, Lizette Salas, Mo Martin and Mirim Lee
    • Is the 4th player to win in a playoff this season on the LPGA
    • 8th different American winner on the season

Topics: Winners Story, Ernst, Austin, Portland Classic

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