Congratulations to Dottie Ardina (-5), the 2022 LPGA EPSON Tour Copper Rock Champion!
It could very well go down as one of the greatest final-round performances in Epson Tour history. Dottie Ardina, five strokes back of the lead held by Emma Broze entering Saturday, fired a bogey-free, 7-under 65 at Copper Rock Golf Course in Hurricane, Utah, to win the Copper Rock Championship by two strokes at 5-under par.
“I wanted to have fun out there and my goal was 5-under to have a chance. But 7-under is even better,” said Ardina, who hit all 14 fairways. “There was never that moment because [my playing partner] Anita [Uwadia] was making a lot of birdies too, so I kind of lost track on the back nine. We were both making birdies to stay close with each other. And I did not want to check the leaderboards.”
Read more about Dottie Ardina at epsontour.com
Birthdate: December 2, 1993; currently 28 years, 4 months, and 21 days
Hometown/Resides: Laguna, Philippines/Seminole, Florida
Qualified for the LPGA and Epson Tours: Finished T32 on the 2013 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn membership on the LPGA and Epson Tours
Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2013/2014
Epson Tour: First career victory
LPGA Tour: N/A
Previous Wins: 2020 ALPG Ballarat Icons Pro-Am
With the win, Ardina earns $30,000; she has earned $36,805 this season and $243,986 in her Epson Tour career.
RACE FOR THE CARD
With the win and $30,000 winner’s check, Ardina jumps 27 spots to No. 4 in the 2022 Race For the Card.
PREVIOUS LPGA TOUR AND EPSON TOUR FINISHES
LPGA Tour: T12 at the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Epson Tour: 2nd in the 2018 Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic, 2018 Symetra Classic and 2018 PHC Classic; T2 at the 2018 Donald Ross Classic and 2018 IOA Classic
2022 IN A NUTSHELL
Made four cuts in four starts with a win and two additional top-25 finishes
- Turned professional in April 2013
- Second in scoring average (70.098) on the Epson Tour in 2018 with 11 top-25 results
- Finished at No. 2 in the 2018 Race For the Card to earn LPGA Tour membership for the 2019 season as an Epson Tour graduate
- Two-time winner on the ICTSI Philippines Golf Tour, three-time winner of the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship and five-time winner of the U.S. Kids Golf Championship
- Made nine cuts in 14 starts on the LPGA Tour in 2021 with a career-best finish T12 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship