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MILWAUKEE — There was no catching Robynn Ree during Sunday's final round of the Symetra Tour PHC Classic at Brown Deer Park Golf Course.

But Casey Danielson would like to have given it a better try.

A balky putter over the final 13 holes slowed the Osceola golfer's bid at a final-round rally after birdies at Nos. 4 and 5 had helped her climb within five shots of the lead. In the end, Danielson's closing 72 left her in a tie for 13th place at 6-under 210 — 11 shots behind Ree, whose second consecutive 66 gave her a tournament-record 17-under 199 total and a three-stroke victory over Pat Hurst (65) while Maia Schecter (67) was five shots back at 204.

"The back nine is harder than the front nine, so that definitely plays a role in scoring," Danielson wrote in a text message to Wisconsin.golf after playing Nos. 10 through 18 in 2-over during the 54-hole event while she was 8-under on the front nine. "I didn’t have my best game these past few days. I was just able to make a few more putts the last two days (Friday and Saturday)."

For Ree, 22, of Redondo Beach, Calif., the victory was her second straight on the LPGA's developmental tour and her fifth top-10 in 13 starts. The former Southern Cal golfer won two weeks ago at the CDPHP Open in Albany, N.Y.

“I tried to keep the momentum going from my win in Albany and hopefully can now use both to finish the season strong,” Ree said after moving into fifth place in the Volvik Race for the Card after 17 weeks. “The goal is always to win again, but I don’t want to be greedy. Just take each week as it is, but if I’m in contention again then I’ll do my best to take that opportunity.”

Danielson, who had three birdies in her first five holes Sunday before playing her final 13 holes in 2-over, held onto the No. 24 spot in the Volvik Race for the Card. The top 10 on that earnings list at the end of the season earn LPGA Tour status for 2020 while Nos. 11 through 35 plus ties qualify for the LPGA Q-Series, a 144-hole event played over two weekends in Pinehurst, N.C., with the top 45 finishers plus ties earning LPGA Status for the 2020 season.

"I’m really happy with the improvement of my putting," wrote Danielson, who will join Edgerton's Allyssa Ferrell, Madison's Jessie Gerry and Waunakee's Ashley Madden in this week's Symetra Tour event in Battle Creek, Mich.

"I feel a lot more confident on the greens than I have this whole season and I’m looking forward to building off that the rest of the season," Danielson wrote. "I’m waiting for all parts of my game to fall into place and hopefully string a couple of low rounds together in one of these next few events. I’m going to continue to keep learning and improving each week."

Ferrell finale a 77

What will likely be Ferrell's final competitive round at Brown Deer Park GC did not go the way the Edgerton golfer had hoped.

Ferrell struggled to a closing 77 and finished 68th among the 69 golfers who made the cut, making two birdies, three bogeys and two double-bogeys. But she told Wisconsin.golf that the thrill of playing in front of family and friends one more time in her home state topped anything she did on the golf course.

"It was definitely a hard 'goodbye' (Sunday) to Brown Deer," Ferrell wrote via text message. "It’s always had a special place in my heart. It was great playing at home because I had so many family members who came and watched and my boyfriend and his mother and sister came to support me as well. It was definitely overwhelming at times with the amount of support. I had my grandfather's funeral on Thursday before I teed off and that was emotional and difficult."

The former Michigan State golfer still has a lot to look forward to during her final weeks on the Symetra Tour before likely stepping away from competitive golf. After playing less than an hour from her collegiate alma mater this week in Battle Creek, she will defend her title Sept. 6 through 8 at the Garden City Charity Classic in Kansas.

"I’m going to finish out my season on the Symetra Tour," Ferrell wrote. "I’m really looking forward to going back to Garden City. It’s where my childhood dream came true last year. Trying to just soak in every moment and memory I can these next few months."

Symetra Tour: Osceola's Casey Danielson, Edgerton's Allyssa Ferrell, Madison's Jessie Gerry at PHC Classic | FINAL results (Brown Deer Park GC-Milwaukee)

Pos. Player Scores Total To par Earnings
WIsconsin leaderboard
T13 Casey Danielson 69 - 69 - 72 210 -6 $1,779
68 Allyssa Ferrell 72 - 72 - 77 221 5 $373
CUT Jessie Gerry 78 - 75 9 $0
Full leaderboard
1 Robynn Ree 67 - 66 - 66 199 -17 $18,750
2 Vicky Hurst 69 - 68 - 65 202 -14 $11,820
3 Maia Schechter 67 - 70 - 67 204 -12 $8,603
4 Gigi Stoll 71 - 68 - 66 205 -11 $6,679
T5 Ssu-Chia Cheng 73 - 67 - 66 206 -10 $4,915
T5 Julie Aime 72 - 66 - 68 206 -10 $4,915
T7 Laura Wearn 67 - 73 - 67 207 -9 $3,322
T7 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 70 - 67 - 70 207 -9 $3,322
T7 Laetitia Beck 68 - 69 - 70 207 -9 $3,322
T10 Michelle Piyapattra 72 - 69 - 67 208 -8 $2,605
T10 Maddie Szeryk 69 - 71 - 68 208 -8 $2,605
12 Gabby Lemieux 70 - 70 - 69 209 -7 $2,349
T13 Molly Skapik 73 - 70 - 67 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Moa Folke 71 - 72 - 67 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Lindsey McCurdy 71 - 71 - 68 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Dewi Weber 71 - 71 - 68 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Alazne Urizar 72 - 69 - 69 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Alivia Brown 69 - 71 - 70 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Fatima Fernandez Cano 68 - 72 - 70 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Chorphaka Jaengkit 70 - 69 - 71 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Daniela Iacobelli 69 - 69 - 72 210 -6 $1,779
T13 Casey Danielson 69 - 69 - 72 210 -6 $1,779
T23 Andrea Wong 70 - 73 - 68 211 -5 $1,307
T23 Ji Eun Baik 72 - 70 - 69 211 -5 $1,307
T23 Alice Chen 74 - 67 - 70 211 -5 $1,307
T23 Lauren Coughlin 72 - 68 - 71 211 -5 $1,307
T23 Jillian Hollis 70 - 69 - 72 211 -5 $1,307
T23 Allie Knight 67 - 71 - 73 211 -5 $1,307
T29 Sarah Hoffman 71 - 74 - 67 212 -4 $1,091
T29 Patty Tavatanakit 70 - 71 - 71 212 -4 $1,091
T29 Sophia Popov 69 - 70 - 73 212 -4 $1,091
T29 Demi Runas 66 - 73 - 73 212 -4 $1,091
T33 Britney Yada 71 - 70 - 72 213 -3 $976
T33 Brittany Benvenuto 70 - 70 - 73 213 -3 $976
T35 Summar Roachell 71 - 74 - 69 214 -2 $803
T35 Esther Lee 75 - 69 - 70 214 -2 $803
T35 Allie White 72 - 72 - 70 214 -2 $803
T35 Brittany Marchand 71 - 73 - 70 214 -2 $803
T35 Min Seo Kwak 74 - 69 - 71 214 -2 $803
T35 Elizabeth Nagel 72 - 70 - 72 214 -2 $803
T35 Lori Beth Adams 71 - 71 - 72 214 -2 $803
T35 Mia Landegren 69 - 73 - 72 214 -2 $803
T35 Samantha Richdale 71 - 70 - 73 214 -2 $803
T44 Valerie Tanguay 74 - 71 - 70 215 -1 $629
T44 Linnea Johansson 74 - 70 - 71 215 -1 $629
T44 Maria Parra 70 - 73 - 72 215 -1 $629
T44 Nicole Sakamoto 70 - 72 - 73 215 -1 $629
T44 Lakareber Abe 69 - 72 - 74 215 -1 $629
T49 Kendra Dalton 72 - 73 - 71 216 E $534
T49 Sandy Choi 67 - 78 - 71 216 E $534
T49 Sophia Schubert 71 - 73 - 72 216 E $534
T49 Fernanda Lira 69 - 74 - 73 216 E $534
T49 Elin Arvidsson 72 - 70 - 74 216 E $534
T49 Malene Krolboll Hansen 69 - 68 - 79 216 E $534
T55 Marta Sanz Barrio 74 - 71 - 72 217 1 $456
T55 Patricia Sanz Barrio 74 - 71 - 72 217 1 $456
T55 Kristin Coleman 73 - 72 - 72 217 1 $456
T55 Karah Sanford 73 - 72 - 72 217 1 $456
T55 Danielle Lemek 73 - 72 - 72 217 1 $456
T55 Savannah Vilaubi 73 - 69 - 75 217 1 $456
T61 Audra Kepler 74 - 71 - 73 218 2 $408
T61 Anna Lesher 71 - 73 - 74 218 2 $408
T61 Sierra Sims 73 - 70 - 75 218 2 $408
T61 Jean Reynolds 72 - 70 - 76 218 2 $408
65 Risa Murata 70 - 73 - 76 219 3 $392
T66 Perrine Delacour 75 - 70 - 75 220 4 $382
T66 Roberta Liti 73 - 72 - 75 220 4 $382
68 Allyssa Ferrell 72 - 72 - 77 221 5 $373
69 Emma Jandel 75 - 70 - 78 223 7 $366