HARRIS, Mich. – Molly Aronsson won the Island Resort Championship on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, beating former University of Washington teammate Sadena Parks by a stroke.
The 26-year-old Aronsson, from Shelburne, Vermont, closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 1-under 215 at Sweetgrass Golf Club. She earned $18,750 to jump from 117th to 13th on the money list with $21,287. The final top 10 will earn 2015 LPGA Tour cards.
“This is a really special place to me and to win here with family ties is amazing,” said Aronsson, whose ancestors came from Sweden and settled in Escanaba. “I love the resort. I love the course. It is just spectacular and the fans were outstanding. I just had a blast all week and that contributed a lot to the win.”
Parks finished with a 75.
“Going neck and neck with Sadena was really cool,” Aronsson said. “I think she is an incredible athlete and she is a former teammate of mine. I think playing with her yesterday kept me in it. … It’s pretty cool to finish one and two for two Huskies.”
Katie Kempter and Canada’s Sara-Maude Juneau tied for third at 1 over. Kempter finished with a 75, and Juneau shot 74.
Two other Canadians cracked the top-15, including Maude-Aimee LeBlanc who finished tied for fifth at 2 over and Samantha Richdale who tied for 14th at 4 over.