Borge comes to the Epson Tour Championship off a win at the Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic. Her first professional career victory followed multiple top finishes, including a T2 at the Guardian Championship, T8 at the Four Winds Invitational and T6 at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship. The Norwegian has six top-10 finishes on the season. Currently No. 5 in the Ascensus Race for the Card standings, Borge could secure her 2023 LPGA Tour card with a top finish this week.
The defending champion feels at home this week at LPGA International. Thammaraks has played this course many times, as it was the home of her first LPGA orientation, former home of the final stage of Qualifying School, and is the current home of the Epson Tour Championship. The Thai also holds the tournament’s low 54-hole record at 22-under par.
The last two weeks have been eventful and impactful for Ström. After finishing T8 at the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, the Swede clinched her spot in the top 10 and 2023 LPGA Tour membership. The news gave Ström some room to relax, but she did not take her foot off the gas. She comes to the Epson Tour Championship in Daytona Beach off two top-10 finishes – the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout and a solo third performance at the Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic. Ström has momentum to finish out the season, where a top finish could result in becoming Epson Tour Player of the Year.