After the 13th tournament of the 2021 Symetra Tour season, the Race for the Card rankings welcomes a new name to the top after the Twin Bridges Championship at Pinehaven Country Club in Albany, NY.
Lilia Vu (Fountain Valley, California) became the third “Road to the LGPA” Member to claim two wins this season. She captured a winner’s check of $26,250 in Albany to bring her season earnings to $99,178.
After taking a week off, Casey Danielson (Osceola, Wisconsin) drops one spot to No. 2 with $81,160. Maude-Aimee Leblanc (Sherbrooke, Quebec) with three runner-up finishes this season and earnings of $76,181 moves in No. 3.
“I know where I stand but I don’t try to focus to much on it. Don (my caddie) and I focus on winning each event. We figure if we win each event, we end up okay,” said Vu, after winning her second tournament this season. “I think my mental game has improved. I always knew that I had the skills but just knowing that I could pull off the shot and having confidence really helped me. I’m going to practice during the off week. There are some parts of my game that I want to improve. Winning is not as easy as it looks. My heart was beating out of my chest on the last put so I was happy to make it.”
For the first time her career, Ruixin Liu (Guangdong, People’s Republic of China) will be defending one her championship titles, the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship. Liu will enter the week in Battle Creek, MI at No. 4 and $74,442.
Checking in this week at No. 5 is Fatima Fernandez Cano (Santiago, Spain) with winnings of $72, 503 this season thanks to the help of seven top-10 finishes in 13 starts. Rachel Rohanna (Marianna, Pennsylvania) claimed back-to-back runner up finishes in the last two starts on the Symetra Tour, her last win came in 2017 at the Symetra Tour Championship. She joins the group at No. 6 this week.
The 2021 Island Resort Championship winner, Morgane Metraux (Laussane, Switzerland) sits at No. 6 with $63,536 this week following her first start at the Amundi Evian Championship. And after four cuts made in a row including two T4 finishes, Amanda Doherty (Atlana, Georgia) stays in the top-10 for another week but moves down to No. 8 and has earnings of $57,626.
Completing the group this week are Allison Emrey (Charlotte, North Carolina) at No. 9 and Beth Wu (Diamond Bar, California).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 campaign.