Volvik Players Earn 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th place at Sime Darby LPGA
Volvik Staff Players Earn 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th place at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia with 3 Different Colored Golf Balls
LPGA Tour players playing Volvik color golf balls earned a 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 8th place finish and over $400,000 in prize money this weekend at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum (-15) finished in 2nd place by herself after starting the final round with a three shot lead, nearly becoming the first Thai player to win on the LPGA Tour.
"I feel happy that I have a good week this week," said Phatlum. "Today, (I) just didn't make the putt today, but I hit it very good today still. Yeah, still is a good week."
Two Orange, one Yellow and one Pink colored Volvik golf balls finished in the Top 10 this week on the LPGA, bringing the total number of Top 10 finishes on the 2014 LPGA Tour to 26 in 26 events, an average of a Top 10 in every event played this season.
"It was like the Volvik show out there this week, again bringing us major exposure and increased brand awareness with our tour quality performance color golf balls," said Volvik USA President Don Shin. "Beyond a victory, you can't ask for much more from our staff players. A big congratulations to Miss. Phatlum on her runner up finish, to Chella Choi on her 3rd place finish and to Ilhee Lee and Mi Hyang Lee for their 7th and 8th place finishes. All four players now have a Top 10 in two straight LPGA Tour events."
Four out of five players in the Sime Darby field playing Volvik golf balls finished in the Top 10 of the event. Three Volvik players now rank in the Top 25 and five Volvik players rank in the Top 50 in the Race to the CME Globe standings.
· For #13 ranked Chella Choi (Orange), the T3 place finish was her 8th Top 10 of the season, including five Top 5 finishes. She ranks 2nd in birdies and 3rd in eagles on the 2014 tour.
· For #18th ranked Pornanong Phatlum (Pink) from Thailand, the 2nd place finish was her 6th Top 10 and 11th Top 25 finish of the season. The runner up finish was the second of her career and it was her sixth Top 5 finish on the LPGA since she began using Volvik golf balls. She held the 54-hole lead in Malaysia and was T1 in Greens in Regulation.
· For #40 ranked Mi Hyang Lee (Orange), the T8 was her third Top 10 and 8th Top 25 finish of the 2014 season. It was her 2nd Top 10 finish in a row on the LPGA Tour.
· For #46th ranked Ilhee Lee (Yellow) the T7 finish was her third Top 10 and seventh Top 25 of the 2014 season. It was her 2nd Top 10 finish in a row on the LPGA Tour.
Players using Volvik color golf balls have experienced nine Top 5's, 26 Top 10's and 60 Top 25's after 26 events on the 2014 LPGA Tour.
The LPGA Tour continues its seven event international swing next week in Incheon, South Korea at the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship before the season ending CME Championship held in Naples, FL Nov. 20.
Elsewhere on tour for Volvik this week, Volvik staff player Craig Stadler earned a Top 25 finish on the Champions Tour this week at the SAS Championship and provided more on air coverage for the fast-rising golf ball manufacturer.
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 $7 million on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, Ladies European Tour, LAGT and Symetra Tour with 10 victories and 92 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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