Volvik's Christine Song Earns LPGA Card in Volvik Race for the Card
Volvik Staff Player Christine Song Earns LPGA Tour Card in Symetra Tour's Volvik Race for the Card
Volvik staff player Christine Song of Fullerton, CA earned her 2014 LPGA Tour Card in the Volvik Race for the Card on the Symetra Tour Sept. 30th .
Song was the only player to win twice this year on the Symetra Tour, helping her to a #4 finish in the Volvik Race for the Card and to earn her fully exempt status on the 2014 LPGA Tour. Song plays a Yellow Volvik Vista 4-piece golf ball.
"I had one of my best years this year and I'm very happy and fortunate to have won twice and earn my 2014 LPGA Tour card" said Song. "Volvik was a big help for me this year. I can see the ball better in the air and on the green. I think it gave me a better feel around the greens especially a truer roll off the face of the putter. Lastly it helps me with one of my strengths of hitting the ball straight."
Song's last win was the 5th victory for a player using Volvik golf balls in the past year on the LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour and the 8th victory for Volvik worldwide since 2012.
The 2013 Symetra Tour graduates in the Volvik Race for the Card are, in order of finish: No.1 P.K. Kongkraphan ($47,283), No. 2 Giulia Molinaro ($39,848), No. 3 Marina Alex ($39,804), No. 4 Christine Song ($39,309), No. 5 Cydney Clanton ($38,861), No. 6 Sue Kim ($37,850), No. 7 Hannah Jun ($36,810), No. 8 Perrine Delacour ($34,577), No. 9 Alena Sharp ($34,120) and No. 10 Jacyln Sweeney ($33,609).
The race began at the season-opening VisitMesa.com Gateway Classic and concluded at the Symetra Tour Championship Presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. During the 15 events on the 2013 schedule, the Road to the LPGA saw 14 different winners as players jockeyed to earn a position inside the top-10 of the Volvik Race for the Card.
This year’s graduating class join an elite list of fellow Symetra Tour graduates that include 2012 Rolex Player of the Year Inbee Park, 27-time LPGA Tour winner Lorena Ochoa, 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup Team member Vicky Hurst and two-time LPGA Tour winner Christina Kim.
In addition to the top 10 players on the money list earning their LPGA Tour earns, the next 10 players on the Tour’s money list who do not already have LPGA Tour status, earned automatic entry into Stage III of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. The tournament will take place at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., set for December 4th – 8th.
Volvik on the LPGA Tour
Song will join a staff of Volvik players on the LPGA Tour next year that averaged a Top 10 finish in 77% of every LPGA Tour event in 2013.
In the last 20 LPGA Tour events, players using Volvik colored golf balls have earned one Victory, 17 Top 10 finishes (including nine Top 5's) and 34 total Top 25 finishes.
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 312 of its color golf balls in play on the 2012 and 2013 LPGA Tour. Since 2012, players using Volvik's ultra high-performance color golf balls earned over $4 million on the LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour and Symetra Tour with five victories and 47 Top 10 finishes.
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.
About the Symetra Tour
The Symetra Tour – Road to the LPGA, is the official developmental tour of the LPGA and is in its 33rd competitive season in 2013. With the support of its umbrella partner, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. 2013 marks the second season that the top-10 money winners will receive full, equal status for the following season on the LPGA Tour. With more than 500 alumnae moving on to the LPGA, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 371 LPGA titles, including 40 major championships.