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LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas Championship


I had the pleasure of photographing the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship over the weekend at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. I moved here nearly six years ago and I’ve covered this LPGA event every year (missing only the first installment before I arrived). This event has grown exponentially over the years with the talent and crowds. This was probably the best year yet in way of the weather for the event. It seems like every year prior to this, weather has been a dominant factor — be it flooding conditions or last year’s miserable heat wave. But through it all the crew that puts this event together, Octagon and the lead sponsors, do a fantastic job for all involved.

For the first time since I’ve been covering this event, I had the joy of photographing all three days of the weekend tournament. I also photographed the qualifying round on Monday. And speaking of weather, it was a torrential downpour of rain during most of that afternoon.

So I’ve decided to post here some of my favorites from the week. Click on any photo to start a slideshow view of the pics.

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