After the 12th tournament of the 2021 Symetra Tour season, the Race for the Card rankings shuffle up after the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic at Brook Lea Country Club in Rochester, NY.
Casey Danielson (Osceola, Wisconsin) maintains the No. 1 spot for the second week in a row. She is one of two players to claim two wins this season and has $81,160 in earnings. Ruixin Liu (Guangdong, People’s Republic of China) follows at No. 2 also with the help of two victories so far this season bringing her season earnings to $74,442. Only $1,514 behind is Garden City Charity Classic Champion Lilia Vu (Fountain Valley, California).
“It feels really good moving up a couple spots after this week,” said Vu, who finished T3 last week at the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic. “It’s been a really fun couple weeks and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.”
Checking in this week at No. 4 is Maude-Aimee Leblanc (Sherbrooke, Quebec) thanks to three runner-up finishes this season and earnings of $71,918. After she made her first hole-in-one competition last week on the last hole of the day to make the cut, Fatima Fernandez Cano (Santiago, Spain) joins the group at No. 5 and $69,631 in total this season. The 2021 Island Resort Championship winner, Morgane Metraux (Laussane, Switzerland) sits at No. 6 this week ahead of her first start at the Amundi Evian Championship.
After making three-consecutive cuts including a T15 finish in Rochester, NY, Amanda Doherty (Atlana, Georgia) moves into No. 7 and IOA Golf Classic presented by RP Funding winner Allison Emrey (Charlotte, North Carolina) at No. 8. Currently sitting at No. 9 with $47,838 is Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough, England) who claimed her first Symetra Tour win earlier this season at the Prasco Charity Championship. To complete the group this week is two-time Symetra Tour Champion Rachel Rohanna (Marianna, Pennsylvania).
“I'm really excited to have jumped into the top 10 this week. I've been working really hard these last few years to get back to where I want to be and it's starting to show,” said Roahnna, coming off back-to-back top five finishes. “I know there's a lot of season left so I'm just trying to stay patient and let my game take over.”
At the end of the season, the top-10 players in the Race for the Card standings will graduate onto the LPGA Tour for the 2022 season.