Volvik Players Earn Top 5, Top 10, Top 15 at U.S. Women's Open
Volvik Staff Players Earn Top 5, Top 10, Top 15 at U.S. Women's Open
LPGA Tour professionals using Volvik golf balls earned a Top 5, Top 10 and Top 15 finish at the U.S. Women's Open Sunday. The three Volvik players were using three different color golf balls at the major event: Meena Lee (T5th - Yellow), Pornanong Phatlum (T7th- Pink) and Chella Choi (T15th - Orange).
All three players currently rank in the Top 25 on the 2014 LPGA Tour money list. Choi is ranked 9th, Lee is 17th and Phatlum ranks 22nd on the money list after their top finishes at Pinehurst #2.
"This is the first time three different players using Volvik golf balls have finished in the Top 15 in a Major event and many of these players had their best ever finish in a major this week," said Jon Claffey, National Director of Sales and Marketing for Volvik USA. "To have these top finishes at Pinehurst #2 on a USGA managed golf course that was playing so tough for both the men and the women at back-to-back U.S. Opens, it means a lot. It shows that Volvik golf balls perform under the toughest of circumstances."
Players using Volvik color golf balls have already experienced 6 Top 5's, 11 Top 10's and 40 Top 25's after 15 events on the 2014 LPGA Tour.
· The 5th place finish for Lee was her best ever finish in an LPGA Major event in her 10-year LPGA Tour career. Lee finished the U.S. Women's Open ranked T9th in Total Putts with 120 and ranked T14th in Fairways Hit, hitting 45 of 56 fairways for 80% accuracy. For the #17 ranked Lee, it was her third Top 10 and fifth Top 20 of the 2014 season.
· Thailand's Phatlum also experienced her highest finish in a Major event at Pinehurst #2, earning her first Top 10 in a Major in her five year career. At Pinehurst this week, she ranked T2 in Greens in Regulation with 51 of 72 holes reached in regulation and finished 2nd in Fairways Hit, hitting 49/56, with an amazing 87% hit. For the 22nd ranked Phatlum, the Top 10 finish was her fourth of the season and her seventh Top 25. She has earned a Top 25 in five straight events.
· Choi ranked T10 in Greens in Regulation at the U.S. Women's Open, hitting 48 / 72 (66%) of the greens in regulation. For the #9 ranked Choi, it was her 12th Top 25 finish of 2014. She now has a Top 25 in 20 of her last 23 LPGA Tour events, dating back to 2013.
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour with over 70 professionals using Volvik's ultra high-performance color golf balls on the world's professional tours. Since 2012, players using Volvik golf balls have earned over $6 million on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, Ladies European Tour, LAGT and Symetra Tour with 10 victories and 75 Top 10 finishes.
Volvik has experienced more colors (5) and number of color golf balls in play on the world's professional tours than any other manufacturer in the history of golf. In 2013 on the LPGA Tour, Volvik had 195 total instances of professionals using their Vista golf balls in tournament play (77 Orange, 71 Yellow, 44 Pink and 3 Green).
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