Runner Up, Top 10 Finisher Played Volvik on Symetra Tour
Courtney Massey of Australia finished as the runner up at the event playing a Pink Volvik golf ball. Massey shot a tournament low 66 Sunday in windy conditions to elevate herself to the T2 finish and to move herself into the #6 position in the Volvik Race for the Card. Massey currently ranks #1 in putting average on the Symetra Tour.
"Looking at the course this week I could tell that it was going to be all about placement on both the fairways & the greens," said Massey. "The Volvik ball had very little movement in the wind and on the green which helped me make a move in these tough conditions."
Former LPGA Tour major champion Birdie Kim also finished in the Top 10 at the Winter Haven event playing a Volvik golf ball. Kim now ranks 12th in the official Volvik Race for the Card standings.
Seven of out of 11 players using Volvik golf balls made the cut at the Florida Natural Charity Classic.
Volvik recently announced its initial Symetra Tour Ambassador staff for 2013. Players that will be playing Volvik golf balls on the Symetra Tour in 2013 include: Marina Choi, Rachel Connor, Amy Eneroth, Brittany Johnston, Alice Kim, Courtney Massey, Elena Robles and Christine Song. Other Volvik staff players competing on the Symtra Tour include Min Seo Kwak and Birdie Kim. Several other players choose to play Volvik colored golf balls on the Symetra Tour including Jennifer Hong, Carling Nolan and Rebecca Samuelson.
Volvik is the official golf ball of the Symetra Tour and is also the sponsor of the Volvik Race for the Card. At every Symetra Tour event, the driving range is covered in Volvik's colorful high-performance 3-piece and 4-piece golf balls for all Symetra Tour players to practice with. Each year since 1999 players have been playing their way onto the LPGA Tour through the Symetra Tour's Volvik Race for the Card by finishing atop the season-ending money list. This year marks the second year 10 players will receive fully-exempt status on next year's LPGA Tour.
At the conclusion of the Florida's Natural Charity Classic, players moving into the top 10 spots of the Volvik Race for the Card are as follows: 1. Melissa Eaton of Port Shepstone, S. Africa, $19,753; 2. Jaclyn Sweeney of Bradenton, Fla., $16,506; 3. Amelia Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla., $12,090; 4. Sue Kim of Langley, British Columbia, $9,925; 5. Alena Sharp of Hamilton, Ontario, $9,367; 6. Courtney Massey of Gold Coast, Australia, $8,752; 7. Samantha Richdale of Kelowna, British Columbia, $6,452; 8. Cydney Clanton of Concord, N.C., $6,056; 8. Stephanie Kono of Honolulu, Hawaii, $6,056; 10. Caroline Westrup of Ahus, Sweden, $5,727.
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 160 of its color golf balls in play on the 2012 LPGA Tour. Players using Volvik's high quality color golf balls earned over $2 million on the LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour in 2012 with 28 Top 10 finishes. Volvik has earned five Top 10 finishes and nine Top 25 finishes in five LPGA Tour events and three Top 10 finishes in two Symetra Tour events so far in 2013.
Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer golf balls that feature 37 worldwide patents. In over 30 years of golf ball production, Volvik has developed a reputation based on highly innovative development, quickly becoming one of the most significant and trusted golf ball manufacturers in the world. For more information, visit www.volvik.com.