After the third tournament of the 2021 Epson Tour season, the Race for the Card rankings saw movement thanks to the players’ performances at the inaugural Casino Del Sol Golf Classic at Sewailo Golf Club.
Ruixin Liu (Guangdong, People’s Republic of China) maintained the No. 1 spot in the money list following her sixth-career Epson Tour win and season earnings of $64,558. Following at No. 2 is Road to the LPGA rookie Sophie Hausmann (Nottuln, Germany) who took home a winner’s check of $22,500 in Beaumont, CA and has total earnings $30,696 this season.
Joining at No. 3 is 2020 Road to the LPGA graduate Fatima Fernandez Cano (Santiago, Spain) with earnings of $26,244 from the first three events. Sophia Schubert (Oak Ridge, Tennessee) checked in at No. 4 with $20,745 and Morgane Metraux (Laussnae, Switzerland) remains right behind with $20,344 after a second place finish yesterday in Tucson, Ariz.
“It was really fun to be at the top of the leaderboard and even though I’m gutted not to have gotten the win this week, I’m really happy about where my game is at and to make it in the top 10 this early in the season is a great confidence boost for the rest of the events,” said Metraux. “Now I cannot wait to get competing again this week and hopefully improve on my ranking even more.”
Haylee Harford (Leavittsburg, Ohio) joined at No. 6 with $18,770 and Maude-Aimee (Sherbrooke, Quebec) followed at No. 7 after three top-25 finishes and collecting $16,919.
Following a third place finish on her collegiate stomping grounds, Gigi Stoll (Beaverton, Oregon) jumped into the top-10 with $16,372. To complete the top-10 Esther Henseleit (Hamburg, Germany) came in at No. 9 with $12,907 and Isi Gabsa (Munich, Germany) at No. 10 with $10,957.
“After a solid week in Tucson finishing solid third, I’m extremely happy to jump into the number 8 spot for the race for the card,” said Stoll. “It’s nice to build that confidence early in the season and hope to take that momentum with me moving forward.”
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.