Volvik Players Earn 3rd, 9th Place at LPGA's Portland Classic
Volvik Staff Players Earn 3rd Place, 9th Place at LPGA's Portland Classic
LPGA Tour professionals using Volvik color golf balls earned one Top 3 and two Top 10 finishes at Portland Classic on the LPGA Tour Sunday. Chella Choi (T3rd) and Ilhee Lee (T9th) all improved their standing in the Race to the CME Globe with their solid performances.
Choi was putting lights out at the Portland Classic with her Orange Volvik golf ball. She finished tied for 1st in Total Putts with 101. She earned $76,502 with her 3rd place finish and has now earned $704,553 this season on the LPGA, ranking her 13th on the 2014 LPGA Tour money list.
In 2014, Choi has earned four Top 5 finishes, six Top 10 and 15 Top 25 finishes, including a runner up finish at the ISPS Handa Women's Australia Open earlier this year. Choi ranks 9th in Scoring Average and 13th in Greens in Regulation and 17th in Putts Per GIR on the LPGA Tour.
"You can't count Chella out of any event this year," said Jon Claffey, National Director of Sales and Marketing for Volvik USA. "She's just been playing extremely consistent golf and has raised her game to an elite level. She works as hard as anyone out on tour and she continues to get our color golf ball revolution exposure on a weekly basis."
Choi's father serves as her caddy and the two have made a made a pact to stay together until Choi claims her first LPGA Tour victory.
Lee's Top 10 finish was her fourth Top 25 of the 2014 season. Lee won the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic last year with a Yellow Volvik golf ball. It moved her up to 58th in the Race to the CME Globe rankings, giving Volvik their 6th staff player to rank in the Top 60 of the new season-long points competition that will pay out the player who has accumulated the most points with a $1 million unofficial money payout.
Players using Volvik color golf balls have earned a Top 25 finish in every LPGA Tour event played in 2014 and now have a streak of 31 straight LPGA events with a Top 25 finish. They have experienced 7 Top 5's, 18 Top 10's and 50 Top 25's after 22 events on the 2014 LPGA Tour.
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 82 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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