Volvik Staffer Phatlum Finishes T2 at Thailand Ladies Open
Volvik Staffer Phatlum Finishes T2 at Thailand Ladies Open on LAGT
Volvik staff player Pornanong Phatlum finished T2 at the Thailand Ladies Open at the Siam Country Club in Thailand Sunday on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour. Phatlum, also known by her nickname Waen, was playing her trusty Pink Vista 4-piece golf balls.
Phatlum ranks 1st on the LAGT's Merit of Order with only three events played and $116,295 earned. She won the TLPGA Hitachi Classic earlier in the year.
Phatlum collected the top prize money ($26,250) as the winner of the Thailand Ladies Open was an amateur. The situation was similar when Phatlum won the Hong Kong Ladies Master in 2006, as a 16-year-old amateur. Phatlum set a LAGT record as the first player to win five times on the tour, winning the Hong Kong Open in 2006, Women's India Open in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and the Thailand Ladies Open in 2008. Phatlum is only 23 years old.
"Yes I did not receive money then as I was an amateur. Rusammee shared the first price money. Today what happened brings back memories," said Phatlum.
Thailand's Phatlum currently ranks 28th on the LPGA money list. She has earned $456,379 this year with two Top 5, five Top 10 and eight Top 25 finishes. She ranks 10th in driving accuracy and 13th in Putts Per GIR.
Players using Volvik colored golf balls have earned one Victory, 20 Top 10 finishes and 38 total Top 25 finishes. There are currently four Volvik staff players in the Top 50 on the 2013 LPGA money list and nine Volvik players in the Top 100 on the LPGA money list: #17 Chella Choi (Orange), #24 Ilhee Lee (Yellow), #28 Phatlum (Pink) , #45 Meena Lee (Yellow),# 65 Jee Young Lee (Orange), #73 Thidapa Suwannapura (Pink), #77 Lindsey Wright (Orange), #91 Jeong Jang (Pink) and #92 Mi Hyang Lee (Pink).
Volvik has 181 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).
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball On Tour, with over 321 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 $4.5 million on the LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour and Symetra Tour with five victories and 52 Top 10 finishes.
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