Rolex Number One is former Epson Tour Player
Cheyenne Woods also playing LPGA Tour this week
LAKE WALES, FLORIDA, March 19, 2014 – The Epson Tour tees off this week at the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic at Lake Wales Country Club. Across the country, the LPGA Tour is ready for the first domestic event of the year, the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix, Ariz.
A litany of former Epson Tour players are in the field at the JTBC Founder’s Cup including Inbee Park, who is first on the Rolex Rankings and eighth on the Race to the CME Globe. Park is off to another stellar start in 2014 with a T4 at the HSBC Women’s Championship and a second place finish at the Honda LPGA Thailand.
Park played on the Epson Tour in 2006 where she utilized it as her very own Road to the LPGA. During her time on the Epson Tour, Park recorded 11 top-10 finishes, including runner-up at the CIGNA Chip in For A Cure FUTURES Golf Classic. She finished third on the Volvik Race for the Card standings and earned her LPGA Tour card for the 2007 season.
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, received a sponsor exemption into the field at the JTBC Founders Cup. Woods played in the first two Epson Tour events this season. She finished T14 at the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club and T79 at the Volvik Championship.
This will be the second LPGA event that Woods has played in this season. She placed T23 at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.
Jenny Suh is also in the field at the JTBC Founders Cup. She shot a 5-under-par 67 at the Monday qualifier to earn entry. Suh also played in the first two Epson Tour events. She finished T42 at the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic and T11 at the Volvik Championship.
Other notable Epson Tour alumnae in the field include the top three on the Volvik Race for the Card money list in 2013. P.K. Kongkraphan, Giulia Molinaro and Marina Alex are in the field at the JTBC Founders Cup.
Kongkraphan finished T7 at the first LPGA event of the year, the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. This will be her fourth event of the year.
Molinaro has missed the cut in both events she has played in this year.
Alex played in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open and finished T39. This is her second LPGA Tour event of the year.