Another Runner-Up and Top 5 Finish on LPGA Tour for Volvik
Pornanong Phatlum Finishes 2nd with Pink Volvik, Chella Choi Finishes 4th with Orange Volvik at LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions
Two players finished in the Top 5 on the LPGA Tour this week using different color Volvik golf balls, including a runner-up finish. Volvik staff player Pornanong Phatlum finished 2nd with her signature Hot Pink Volvik golf ball, while fellow Volvik staffer Chella Choi finished T4 with her Orange S3 golf ball at the HSBC Women’s Champions event in Singapore Sunday.
Thailand’s Phatlum shot 70-67-68-68 in the four round event, leading her to the fourth runner-up finish of her career. All four of her runner-up finishes have been earned since she switched to a Volvik golf ball in 2012. The runner-up finish vaults Phatlum to 5th in the official LPGA Tour money list.
It was the 9th runner-up finish for a LPGA professional playing a Volvik golf ball in the last three years. Add in the three LPGA Tour victories that Volvik golf balls have experienced over the past three seasons and Volvik golf balls have earned 12 first and second place finishes; five with Orange, four with Pink and three with Yellow golf balls.
Choi now has earned back-to-back Top 5 finishes on the LPGA Tour. She has earned 19 Top 5 finishes since switching to an Orange Volvik golf ball. She now ranks 11th on the current LPGA Tour money list.
In 2016, LPGA Tour players using Volvik color golf balls continue to lead Volvik to increased on-air visibility with their bright colors with 1 runner-up finish, five Top 5’s, five Top 10’s and six Top 25’s after only five events. More than 17.2 million viewers tuned in to the LPGA Tour on Golf Channel and NBC in 2014.
Volvik now has three staff players playing three different color golf balls in the Top 25 in of the 2016 LPGA Tour money list: #5 Phatlum, #11 Choi and #24 Ilhee Lee.
Players using Volvik golf balls have now earned a victory in each of the past three seasons. In 2013, Ilhee Lee won the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic with a Yellow Vista iS 4-piece golf ball. In 2014, Volvik staffer Mi Hyang Lee won for the first time on the LPGA Tour at the Mizuno Classic. She was the first player to ever win on the LPGA Tour with an Orange golf ball and also won with the S3. Chella Choi won her first LPGA Tour event at the Marathon Classic in 2015 with an Orange S3.
It was the 4th worldwide win for the 95-compression S3, the Golf Digest Hot List award winning ball that has independently tested as the straightest tour ball on the market. Phatlum also plays the S3.
Volvik is the #1 Color Golf Ball on Tour with over 75 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 $9 million in prize money on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour,Web.com Tour, Ladies European Tour, LAGT and Symetra Tour with 14 victories and over 125 Top 10 finishes.
Volvik has experienced more 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 41 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.