The 2012 Symetra Tour season marks the first time in history the Road to the LPGA will award the top-10 players in the Volvik Race for the Card 10 cards with equal, exempt status on the LPGA Tour for the 2013 season. With six days left until the lives of those 10 players are changed forever, symetratour.com will highlight an aspect of the season-long competition as the Race enters the last leg.
Let’s take a look at how the Race looks after the conclusion of the Vidalia Championship. Two players broke their way into the top-10 after solid performances in Georgia with Thidapa Suwannapura jumping from No. 14 to No. 4 after her first-career victory. Sara-Maude Juneau made her way back into the Race after a third place finish and jumped seven spots from No. 17 to No. 10. With those two moves into the top-10, Sara Brown and Leah Wigger were bumped out of the Race with one event remaining.
Out of the top-10 spots, every player changed in ranking except for No. 7 Jenny Gleason. Players on the brink were in at least slight movement as well, as No. 11 Jaclyn Sweeney and No. 20 Lauren Doughtie were the only two players in spots 11-20 to hold their position from the week before.
The most eye-catching move of the week came from Colombian Paola Moreno as she ousted Esther Choe from the No. 1 ranking after her runner-up finish this week. Moreno lost in a two-hole sudden-death playoff at the Vidalia Championship, but it was good enough to take over the top spot heading into the season-ending Daytona Beach Invitational. Choe held the high rank for 12-consecutive weeks and is still the Tour’s only two-time winner this year in 2012.
2013 LPGA Tour Cards will be awarded at the conclusion of the Daytona Beach Invitational on September 30th. See what players will earn their cards and who will be competing on the LPGA next year. The entire Volvik Race for the Card ceremony will air on Monday, October 1st at 2pm ET on www.ustream.tv/lpga
|Volvik Race for the Card Rankings: Through the Vidalia Championship|
|5||4||Mi Hyang Lee||$38,786.00||13|
Topics: Symetra Tour