After the sixth tournament of the 2020 Symetra Tour season, the Volvik Race for the Card rankings shuffle and welcome a few new players into the mix thanks to their performance at the IOA Golf Classic presented by HomeValue.com.
Kim Kaufman (Clark, South Dakota) holds the No. 1 spot on the money list after collecting a check of $22,500 from her third career “Road to the LPGA” title in South Bend, IN and $37,232 in total this season. Bailey Tardy (Norcross, Georgia) moves up three rankings to No. 2 with $35,146, following a tie for 3rd finish in Longwood.
At No. 3 is Fatima Fernandez Cano (Santiago, Spain), having earned $33,262, followed by Ruixin Liu (Guangdong, People’s Republic of China) at No.4 with $32,838. Previously in the top-three, Janie Jackson (Huntsville, Alabama) shifted down to No. 5 collecting $32,540 this year, including a check of $18,750 at Florida’s Natural Charity Classic. Next in line is Stanford University alumna, Casey Danielson (Osceola, Wisconsin) taking home $25,627 after six starts this year and three top-five finishes.
“I am excited about being 6th on the Race. It’s a fun position to be in, being so close to the top gives me something to work towards each week,” said Danielson. “My game feels really solid, so I want to continue to build off of that. There a lot of golf left this season, so I’m going to keep my head down and try to learn and improve each week. And have some fun while I’m at it.”
Claiming her third title on Tour, Laura Wearn (Charlotte, NC) took home a winner’s check of $22,550 from Longwood to bring her season total earnings to $25,533 to sit at No. 7. Checking in at No. 8 on the money list is Samantha Wagner (Windermere, Florida) with $21,402, and Robyn Choi (Gold Coast, Australia) is only $374.00 behind with $21,028 at No. 9. Rookie Haylee Harford (Leavittsburg, Ohio), completes the group after coming second at Alaqua Country Club and earning $19,834 throughout this year.
“I'm super excited to be in the top-10 now. It's been my dream to play on the LPGA Tour since I started the game as a little girl,” said Harford. “To be one step closer to that goal is truly motivating going into the rest of the season.”
At the end of the season, the top-five players in the Volvik Race for the Card standings will graduate onto the LPGA Tour for the 2021 campaign.