A Few Twists & Turns Along The Way – The Road to the LPGA

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The most recent stops on the Road to the LPGA provided some twists and turns for the members of the 2014 Symetra Tour! Find out who broke a course record during the IOA Golf Classic and who gave Volvik Race for the Card leader Cindy Feng a run for her money at the Guardian Retirement Championship in our latest update from the road!

IOA Golf Classic
Longwood, Florida
Mar 28-31

As the fourth event of the 2014 season, the IOA Classic was the second event on the Road to the LPGA to have play suspended due to inclement weather. Second round play was suspended at around 3:00 PM on Saturday due to heavy rain and lighting. Highlights on Sunday included Hannah Yun shooting a course-record 6-under-par 65 proving that even with overcast skies looming above, every cloud has a silver lining. In the end, it was Kendall Dye who saved her best for last, by finishing 11-under-par for the tournament and thereby claiming her first Symetra Tour victory.

Noteables…

One of the youngest players on the tour, 18-year-old Pinrath Loomboonruang from Thailand finished the IOA Classic “Symetra Strong” by firing a 4-under-par 67.

Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay
Sarasota, Florida
Apr 25-27

It was Cindy Feng who dominated the first and second rounds of the Guardian Retirement Championship. On Friday, Feng shot a 3-under-par 69 to snag a one shot lead ahead of Marta Silva & Rachel Rohanna who both shot a 2-under-par 70 to tie for second place. On Saturday, Feng managed to extend her lead into the final round of play by shooting a 1-under-par 71. While Feng may have dominated the course during the first two days of play, it was 24 year old Marissa Steen who would give Feng a run for her money as the pair battled through five playoff holes where in the end, Steen was able to capture her first career victory.

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Back in 2013, Marissa Steen lost a seven-hole playoff at the Four Winds Invitational to Cydney Clanton.

What Lies Ahead on the Road to the LPGA

The next stop on the Road to the LPGA is the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial taking place this weekend (May 2-4) in Fort Myers, Florida. Following this event, the tour will move onto the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Charity Classic taking place May 8-11 in Greenwood, South Carolina. Be sure to pay special attention to this event as the purse is an astonishing $200,000. To the victor will go the spoils and we can certainly expect some movement on the Volvik Race for the Card Money List!

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