After the 15th tournament of the 2021 Epson Tour season, the Race for the Card rankings sees some movement after the Four Winds Invitational at South Bend Country Club in South Bend, IN.
Following her third win of the season, Lilia Vu (Fountain Valley, California) finds herself at No. 1 with $140,607 in season earnings from 14 starts. Ruixin Liu (Guangdong, People’s Republic of China) follows with $95, 281 in total with the help of two wins and one runner-up finish. Checking in at No. 3 is Casey Danielson (Osceola, Wisconsin), the 2021 Donald Ross Classic and Epson Tour Classic champion with $84,741. Only $3,187 behind Danielson is Maude-Aimee Leblanc (Sherbrooke, Quebec) with the help of eight top-10s this season including three runner-up finishes.
“I really didn’t do well as a rookie last time, so it would mean a lot for me to go back and play well,” said Liu, who graduated from the Epson Tour in 2018. “I really want to prove that I can stay up there, instead of going back and forth between the Epson and LPGA Tours. I really want to play good next year.”
For the fourth consecutive week, Fatima Fernandez Cano (Santiago, Spain) joins the group at No. 5 with $77,623 this season thanks to the help of seven top-10 finishes in 15 starts. Last year, Fernandez Cano finished No. 2 on the money list behind Ana Belac who is competing at the AIG Women’s Open this week.
A two-time Epson Tour Champion with four top-10 finishes this season checking in at No. 6 is Rachel Rohanna (Marianna, Pennsylvania). The Road to the LPGA Mom has earned $70,027 so far this season. The 2021 Island Resort Championship winner, Morgane Metraux (Laussane, Switzerland) stays at No. 7 this week with $65,189 and Amanda Doherty (Atlana, Georgia) is right behind with $62,999. Completing the group this week are IOA Golf Classic presented by RP Funding champion Allison Emrey (Charlotte, North Carolina) with $57,955 and Isi Gabsa (Munich, Germany) with $54,268.
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.