Erica Popson rallies to win Symetra Classic

May 15, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Erica Popson won the Symetra Classic on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, rallying for a two-stroke victory.

The 25-year-old former Tennessee player birdied the par-4 17th and parred the par-3 18th for a 2-under 70 and an 8-under 208 total at Raintree Country Club. She earned $22,500 to jump from 45th to fourth on the money list with $27,946. The final top 10 will earn LPGA Tour cards for next season.

Second-round leader Kendall Dye tied for second with Jenni Jenq and Australia's Emma de Groot.

A day after shooting a tournament-record 65, Dye birdied two of the last three holes for a 76. She birdied the par-5 fourth to reach 11 under, then played the next 11 holes in 7 over with two double bogeys and three bogeys.


Jenq shot a 68, and de Groot closed with a bogey for a 71.