- Ascensus Race for the Card
The Epson Tour is the official qualifying tour of the LPGA, where players earn LPGA Tour membership through the Epson Tour's Ascensus Race for the Card. From 1999-2002, LPGA Tour cards were awarded to the top 3 individuals on the season's money list. Then from 2003-2007, that number increased to five before 10 were distributed starting in 2008. Since the inaugural year, 172 players have graduated from the Epson Tour and advanced to the LPGA Tour.