DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., September 15, 2014 – The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, closes the 2014 season this week with the Symetra Tour Championship presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at LPGA International, Jones Course. The 72-hole event begins on Thursday, September 18 and concludes on Sunday, September 21.
The 120-player field is competing for a total purse of $150,000, the second largest on Tour this year. The winner will receive $22,500 while second place will earn $14,088.
Most importantly, ten LPGA Tour cards will be handed out following the completion of the event to the top-10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list.
The Symetra Tour season started on February 21 in Mesa, Arizona at the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club. Six months, 19 events and 209 days will have passed when Thursday’s first round begins in Daytona Beach.
The 20 total events are the most on Tour in 13 years. Players are competing this year for $2.25 million, the largest total purse in Tour history.
There are 39 players that have a chance at an LPGA Tour card this week. If Ashley Tait, who ranks 39th on the Volvik Race for the Card money list with $17,276, wins the event her total earnings would jump to $39,776, which is more than current No. 10 Veronica Felibert ($39,479).