ALBANY, NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 – The Symetra Tour, the Road to the LPGA, returns to the Big Apple state for the SEFCU Championship at Capital Hills from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. This year marks the 30th year that the Symetra Tour has held a tournament in this area.
The top 144 up-and-coming professionals on Tour will compete for their share of the $100,000 total purse. The winner will receive $15,000 and take a significant towards an LPGA Tour card for the 2015 season.
The Symetra Tour has reached the final third of the season with seven events remaining. From 2013 to 2014, the Tour schedule has grown from 15 to 20 events, the most in 13 years.
With seven events to go and $750,000 still available, there is ample opportunity to climb inside the top-10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. The top-10 on the money list at the end of the season will all receive their full-time exempt LPGA Tour cards for 2015.
Last year, Wei-Ling Hsu fired a 4-under 67 to win in Albany. Hsu is back in the field this year and currently ranks fourth on the Volvik Race for the Card money list. She won the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic in Greenwood, South Carolina and has earned $42,781. The 19-year-old from Chinese Taipei has only played in eight events this year. She has missed the last three Symetra Tour events.
The chase to get inside the top-10 is really starting to heat up. Players 20 and ten on the money list are separated by less than $7,000. The winner’s paycheck of $15,000 would potentially move player 40, Calle Nielson, inside the top-10.