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3 Volvik Players Finish in Top 15 (T3,T6,T15) of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Three Volvik Staff Players Finish in the Top 15 of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Playing Three Different Colored Golf Balls

Three Volvik staff players finished in the Top 15 of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia playing three different colored golf balls Sunday, including a T3 finish by  Ilhee Lee, a T6 finish by Chella Choi and a T15th finish by Pornanong Phatlum.

Finishing T3 was Lee, a first time winner on the LPGA Tour at the LPGA Tour’s Pure Silk Bahamas Classic in May. On the year, Lee ranks 23rd on the LPGA Tour money list and has one win, three Top 5 finishes and five Top 25 results. She has earned $525,275 in 2013 and ranks 15th in the Rolex Player of the Year standings. Lee uses a Yellow Vista 4-piece golf ball.

Number 22 on the LPGA Tour money list, Chella Choi, acquired her 6th Top 10 of the season with her T6 finish in Kuala Lampur. Her 12 Top 25's have led her to earn $536,244 this year and to rank 20th in the Rolex Player of the Year standings. Choi currently has a streak of three straight Top 10 finishes. She ranks 3rd in Greens in Regulation and 13th in scoring average on the 2013 LPGA Tour with her Orange Vista golf ball.

Finishing T15 at the event was Thailand's Phatlum, who ranks 27th on the LPGA money list. She has earned $442,739 this year with two Top 5, five Top 10 and eight Top 25 finishes. She also ranks 9th in driving accuracy, 12th in Putts Per Round  and is 26th in the Rolex Player of the Year standings. Phatlum plays a Pink Vista 4-piece golf ball.

"This week on the LPGA Tour showcased Volvik's top players doing what they have done all season, playing some of the best golf in the world with our ultra-high performance color golf balls," said Jon Claffey, National Director of Sales and Marketing for Volvik USA. "These three players, Ilhee, Chella and Pornanong, have played extremely well this year. We are very proud of their play and how they have brought so much visibility to our brand and our mission of bringing colored golf balls to the world's pro tours. We are currently the only Orange, Green and Pink 4-piece Tour-caliber golf balls on the planet and we've had more colored golf balls in play on tour than any manufacturer in the history of the game. For far too long the colored golf ball market had a stigma of being lower performance. These wonderful players have helped us break that wide open."

At the Sime Darby event, five players were playing Volvik golf balls, who have ranked as high as the #3 most played golf ball in events on the 2013 LPGA Tour.  It was the 10th Top 5 finish for a player using Volvik golf balls this year on the LPGA Tour. Five different players have finished in the Top 5 using a Volvik golf ball this year and company officials estimate that Volvik has received over $1.5 million in television airtime exposure from their players.

Players using Volvik colored golf balls have earned one Victory, 19 Top 10 finishes and 37 total Top 25 finishes. Volvik players average a Top 10 finish in 82% of the 23 LPGA Tour events played this year and average 1.6 Top 25 finishes an event on the year.

There are currently four Volvik staff players in the Top 40 on the 2013 LPGA money list and nine Volvik players in the Top 100 on the LPGA money list: #22 Chella Choi (Orange), #23  Ilhee Lee (Yellow), #27 Pornanong Phatlum (Pink) , #39 Meena Lee (Yellow),# 65 Jee Young Lee (Orange), #70 Thidapa Suwannapura (Pink), #77 Lindsey Wright (Orange), #91 Jeong Jang (Pink) and #92 Mi Hyang Lee (Pink).

Volvik has 177 total instances of professionals using their Vista golf balls in tournament play on the 2013 LPGA Tour (73 Orange, 64 Yellow, 37 Pink and 3 Green).

About Volvik

Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 317 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 50 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.

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia Stats


Ilhee Lee


64 - 65 - 70 - 73





Chella Choi


72 - 66 - 71 - 67





Pornanong Phatlum


71 - 66 - 68 - 73




Fairways Hit

T11 -Pornanong Phatlum -47

T17- Chella Choi -46


T14- Meena Lee -115

T17 - Ilhee Le- 116