Victoria Elizabeth Earns Tour Card Playing 4 Volvik Color Golf Balls
Victoria Elizabeth Earns 2014 LPGA Tour Card at Q-School Playing 4 Different Colored Volvik Golf Balls
Volvik staff player Victoria Elizabeth shot -5 in the final round of Q-School to finish T13 and earn her 2014 LPGA Tour card Sunday at LPGA International golf course in Daytona Beach, Fla. Elizabeth birdied four out of her last six holes to secure her card and shoot the low round of the final day.
The top 20 finishers at the LPGA Q-School finals earned fully exempt tour cards for the 2014 LPGA season.
The Dayton, Ohio native Elizabeth set a record of her own this week. She is the first player to use four different colored golf balls and earn a tour card in Q-School history. On day one of the grueling five day qualification tournament, Elizabeth used a Yellow Vista iV golf ball. In Round 2 she played a Pink Vista iV, while she played Green Vista 4-piece ball in round 3. In Round 4 and 5, she played an Orange Vista iV.
"Victoria is a sponsor's dream," said Volvik USA National Director of Sales and Marketing Jon Claffey." When we were talking to her before last season, we showed her an assortment package of the Vista iV. When she saw all the colors together, she said she would like to play different colors in every round of LPGA events. That's what she did this year and it's what she did in Q-School. She's a remarkable young player and we couldn't be more proud of her here at Volvik."
Victoria Elizabeth finished 3rd on the final Symetra Tour money list in 2012, where Volvik is the official golf ball and sponsor of the Volvik Race for the Card, where 10 players earn their LPGA Tour cards every year.
Elizabeth finished the 2012 Symetra Tour season with 1 victory and 5 Top 10 finishes, finishing third on the money list to earn her LPGA Tour card for 2013. She played in 12 events on the LPGA Tour in 2013 and ranked 34th in average driving distance.
In 2013, players using Volvik color golf balls earned one Victory, 13 Top 5 finishes, 22 Top 10 finishes and 48 total Top 25 finishes on the LPGA Tour. These prolific numbers mean that Volvik averaged a Top 5 finish in over half of the LPGA events played and averaged a Top 10 finish in 78% of the events played this season. With 48 Top 25 finishes, Volvik averaged 1.7 Top 25 finishes per event played.
For the first time ever, three Volvik staff players finished in the Top 25 on the LPGA money list.
Volvik had 195 total instances of professionals using their Vista golf balls in tournament play on the 2013 LPGA Tour (77 Orange, 71 Yellow, 44 Pink and 3 Green).
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with Volvik color golf balls earning five victories, 19 Top 5 finishes, 32 Top 10 finishes and 71 Top 25 finishes on the 2013 LPGA, Web.com, LET and Symetra Tours