The Volvik Race for the Card welcomes a fresh top-10 following the 20th tournament of the 2019 Epson Tour campaign, with the first five positions unchanged and a couple moves up the rankings.
Perrine Delacour (Paris, France) continues to set pace with total season earnings of $113,883. She is trailed closely by Patty Tavatanakit (Bangkok, Thailand) at $110,487, the lone three-time champion so far this season. Both individuals have already secured a LPGA Tour card for 2020.
Meanwhile, Jillian Hollis (Rocky River, Ohio) did not make the journey to Finney County for the Garden City Charity Classic and remains at $96,102. A tied for 23rd finish at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course by Ssu-Chia Cheng (Taipei, Chinese Taipei) and tied for 59th result from Leona Maguire (County Cavan, Ireland) bumped them up to $94,093 and $84,757, respectively.
Leading the second half is Robynn Ree (Redondo Beach, California), coming off a tied for sixth showing in western Kansas. She has earned $82,323 across 16 starts highlighted by two victories and 10 total top-15s.
“Working my way back to the LPGA Tour has been a process, but there’s a shining light at the end of the tunnel,” said Ree, a 2018 LPGA rookie who is up one place this week. “Each step along the journey is a blessing because I’m doing what I love at the end of the day. A couple more good performances over the last three events and I’ll accomplish my goal I set before the Epson Tour season started.”
Checking in at No. 7 is Julieta Granada (Asuncion, Paraguay) with $81,866. She owns 14 top-25 finishes through 16 starts, including six top-10s. Furthermore, it’s Esther Lee (Los Alamitos, California) keeping No. 8 on lockdown just $2,928 back after a tied for eighth showing in Garden City.
Rounding out the group is Jenny Coleman (Rolling Hills Estates, California), up one spot having cashed $66,851. She is trailed by Min Seo Kwak (Seoul, Republic of Korea) at $65,831. A total of $9,029 separates Coleman from Lauren Coughlin (Charlottesville, Virginia) in the No. 15 slot.
“This is a really exciting time as we get closer to finalizing who will be playing on the LPGA next year,” Coleman said. “After a couple hiccups last month, it was nice to settle in with a top-10 before the week off. I think it gives me just the right amount of confidence to play golf the way I know how instead of thinking too hard about where I am on the leaderboard, or Volvik Race standings down the stretch.”
At the end of the season, the top-10 players in the Volvik Race for the Card standings will graduate onto the LPGA Tour for the 2020 season.