The Volvik Championship
City of Industry, California
Feb 28 – Mar 2
The members of the 2014 Symetra Tour experienced their first bump in the “road to the LPGA” during the 2014 Volvik Championship. After days of severe weather resulting in the suspension of play on both Friday and Saturday, Symetra Tour officials made the decision late on Saturday to shorten the tournament to a 36-hole event. When all was said and done, it was Texas Tech alum Kim Kaufman who would go on to claim the 2014 Volvik Championship by finishing 7-under par.
The 2014 Volvik Championship marks Kaufman’s second Symetra Tour win as her first came last season during the 2013 Island Resort Championship where Kaufman outlasted a playoff with Mitsuki Katahira to claim her first professional victory.
Florida’s Natural Charity Classic
Lake Wales, Florida
Mar 21 – Mar 23
In a sharp contrast to the Volvik Championship, the members of the 2014 Symetra Tour had nothing but blue skies and sunshine during the 2014 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic. Tournament play went off without a hitch and in the end it was 18 year old Yueer “Cindy” Feng who would claim the 2014 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic by finishing 9-under for the tournament.
Yueer “Cindy” Feng’s victory at the 2014 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic netted her an impressive $18,750 and has moved her into the top position on the Volvik’s Race for the Card Money List.
What Lies Ahead on the Road to the LPGA
The next stop on the Road to the LPGA is the IOA Golf Classic taking place this weekend (Mar 28-30) in Longwood, Florida. The victor of this event will walk away with a check for $15,000 which means that we will more than likely see some movement on the Volvik’s Race for the Card Money List. With less than $7,000 separating the first and second place positions on the official money list, the race for the card has only begun to heat up!