After the eighth tournament of the 2020 Symetra Tour season, the Volvik Race for the Card rankings welcome a few new players into the mix thanks to their performance at the inaugural Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship presented by Insurance Office of America (IOA).
For the second consecutive week, Fatima Fernandez Cano (Santiago, Spain) claims the top spot on the Money List with $46,397 in earnings this year. Following at No. 2, Kim Kaufman (Clark, South Dakota), who collected a check of $22,500 from her third career “Road to the LPGA” title in South Bend, Ind., has earned $40,145 in total this season.
“My goal all season has been to earn a spot in the US Open via the Symetra Tour,” said Kaufman. “I am taking each tournament one day at a time but in the end, nothing would feel better than achieving that goal and being able to tee it up in Houston in December.”
Bailey Tardy (Norcross, Georgia) continues to sit at No. 3 with $38,971 and is the only person in the top-three who has not won an event this season. Rookie Anna Redding (Concord, North Carolina) moves up five spots into No. 4 this week with $35,345 following a third-place finish in Howey-In-The-Hills. Ruixin Liu (Guangdong, People’s Republic of China) comes in at No. 5 with $32,838 and Janie Jackson (Huntsville, Alabama) just behind at No. 6 with $32,540.
Next in line is 18-year-old Lucy Li (Redwood Shoes, California) at No. 7, with three top-five finishes this season including second place at the Symetra Classic and total earnings of $32,413. After winning the Symetra Classic and taking home a check for $26,250, Peiyun Chien’s (Pingtung, Chinese Taipei) season earnings come to $28,470 and gets her to No. 8. Following right behind is No. 9 Robyn Choi (Gold Coast, Australia), who has earned $28,198 this season and completing the top-10 is Casey Danielson (Osceola, Wisconsin) with $27,552.
“I think it would be amazing if I could finish in the top-5 this year and get back on the LPGA Tour,” said Choi. “I will have to play well in the next two tournaments, but I think I’m closing the gap a little bit each week from 5th place. Hopefully I can play well in North Carolina and make it into the top five.”
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.