Volvik Tour Report: Christine Song Wins on Symetra Tour for 2nd Win with Volvik and more!
Christine Song Wins Symetra Tour Eagle Classic for 2nd Win with Volvik in 2013, Erik Flores Dropping Bombs on the Web.com Tour, Volvik Continues Hot Streak on LPGA
Richmond, Virginia - Volvik staff player Christine Song fired a final-round 1-under 71 to earn her second victory of 2013 using a Yellow Volvik Vista 4-piece golf ball at the Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy Sunday.
Song finished the tournament at 8-under-par and took home a 3-stroke victory. This week’s victory marked Song’s second win on Tour this season, making her the first player to earn multiple trips to the winner’s circle on the 2013 Symetra Tour. With the victory, Song is making a valiant attempt to earn her way back to the LPGA Tour. In 2009, Song finished No. 6 on the Volvik Race for the Card standings, earning her conditional LPGA status for the 2010 season. She then decided to primarily focus on the Symetra Tour in 2010 and won two events which proved to be good enough to land her third on the season-ending Volvik Race for the Card standings earning her full-status on the 2011 LPGA Tour. Song entered the Eagle Classic Presented by Bag Boy at No. 16 on the Volvik Race for the Card, but the commanding victory catapulted her to No. 2 in the Race.
"It would mean so much,” said Song of returning to the LPGA. “I don’t want to play here for too long and I just want to see all my friends out there too and play well. To be honest, I really scrambled a lot this week and the last two days. There’s nothing like my first win but it still feels really good."
The win was the 5th victory for a player using Volvik golf balls in the past year on the LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour and the 8th victory for Volvik worldwide since 2012.
Over 20 players are using Volvik colored golf balls on the 2013 Symetra Tour. Volvik players have now earned two Victories, eight Top 10 finishes and 19 Top 25 finishes so far in 2013.
There are only two events remaining on the Symetra Tour, the Volvik Championship at Reunion Resort in Orlando Sept. 20-22 and the Symetra Tour Championship at LPGA International Sept. 26-29.
It was the Fullerton, Calif. natives fourth Symetra Tour victory. It was also the fourth Symetra Tour victory by a player playing a Volvik golf ball, the first two coming in 2012 by Volvik staff players Mi Hyang Lee and Victoria Elizabeth. Both players now currently play on the LPGA Tour after earning their tour cards through the Symetra Tour. Song's first win this year came at the Sara Bay Championship, the second event of the 2013 Symetra Tour season.
“I think the break, the delay got me more focused,” said Song. “I wasn’t hitting it good the first two holes and thankfully they let us hit some balls on the range before we went out. I think I fixed it.”
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.
Volvik on the Web.com Tour
This week on the Web.com Tour, Volvik staff player Erik Flores again finished as one of the longest on the tour with a 302.5 yard average that ranked him 4th in driving distance and the 4th longest drive of the event at 331 yards. Flores uses an Orange Vista 4-piece golf ball. He has ranked as one of the Top 5 longest drivers in three straight events with drives recorded up to 358 yards. He currently ranks 10th in Driving Distance on the Web.com Tour in 2013. At one point, Flores had a 315.9 average, gaining 10.7 yards with his Volvik golf ball over his 2012 average. Two players have put Volvik into play on the Web.com Tour in 2013 and the company expects to increase their numbers in 2014 for all men's US professional tours.
Volvik on the LPGA Tour
In the last 16 LPGA Tour events, players using Volvik colored golf balls have earned one Victory, 13 Top 10 finishes (including nine Top 5's) and 28 total Top 25 finishes.
Volvik has 144 total instances of professionals using their Vista golf balls in tournament play on the 2013 LPGA Tour (61 Orange, 51 Yellow, 29 Pink and 3 Green).
There are currently four Volvik players in the Top 40 on the 2013 LPGA money list and six Volvik staffers in the Top 70 on the LPGA money list: #21 Pornanong Phatlum (Pink), #27 Ilhee Lee (Yellow), #28 Chella Choi (Orange), #36 Meena Lee (Yellow).# 56 Jee Young Lee (Orange), and #70 Lindsey Wright (Orange).
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 284 of its color golf balls in play on the 2012 and 2013 LPGA Tour. Since 2012, players using Volvik's ultra high-performance color golf balls earned over $4 million on the Web.com Tour, LPGA Tour, Symetra Tour with four victories and 43 Top 10 finishes. Volvik is also in play on the Web.com Tour men's professional tour.
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.