Phatlum Wins Hitachi Ladies Classic for Volvik’s 1st Win of 2015
Pornanong Phatlum Wins Hitachi Ladies Classic for Volvik’s First Victory of 2015
Thailand’s Poranong Phatlum beat out fellow LPGA Tour players to win her fourth title at the 2015 Hitachi Ladies Classic on Sunday using a Pink Volvik S3 golf ball. It was the third year in a row Phatlum has won the event playing with a Volvik golf ball.
It was the first win of 2015 for Volvik and worldwide win #12 for the up-and-coming brand in the last three seasons.
The 25-year-old Phatlum shot an even par 72 in the final round at the par-72 Orient Golf and Country Club in Taiwan. She went on to win the title with a 2-under-par-214. Teresa Lu (70) finished three strokes behind to finish T2.
Phatlum has collected 6 worldwide wins since her switch to Volvik golf balls in 2012(2012 Hero Women India Open, 2013 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Hitachi Ladies Classic and the 2014LPGA Thailand Ladies Masters).
Phatlum is the highest-ranking player in the world from Thailand and is a highly celebrated athlete in her home country.
"Once again Pornanong will enter the LPGA season with a ton of momentum,” said Volvik LPGA Tour Representative Kevin Deal. “After two straight career years, Phatlum is yet again poised to take another step as one of the world’s best payers.”
Volvik recently announced the signing of Phatlum to a three-year endorsement contract extension through 2017. Phatlum has excelled as a professional since switching to Volvik golf balls in 2012. After finishing 57th on the official LPGA money list in 2011, she switched to a Pink Volvik Vista iS 4-piece golf ball in 2012 and the Volvik S3 tour premium golf ball in 2014. She finished 23rd on the money list in 2013 and 20th this season with 7 Top 10 finishes and $735,000 earned.
"I am very excited to re-sign with Volvik," said Phatlum. "The Volvik golf balls give me more performance, more distance off the tee and more confidence the past two years. I want to keep going and getting better. I also love my Pink color and I feel it has given me better striking. It's different and good for my game."
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 12 victories and over 100 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. 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.