The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, crowned the final top 10 on the Volvik Race for the Card money list during a ceremony at LPGA International following the conclusion of the Symetra Tour Championship.
The class is headlined by Symetra Tour Player of the Year, Benyapa Niphatsophon who posted 17 top 25 finishes in 20 starts this season. The 20-year-old, who played on the LPGA Tour in 2016, did not secure a win all season but topped the Order of Merit after placing second five times, becoming the third player in Tour history to cross $100,000 in single-season earnings.
Finishing No. 2 on the money list is Australian Hannah Green the Gaelle Truet Rookie of the Year who collected three victories on Tour this season.
For the first time in Symetra Tour history three players cracked 100,000 in season earnings. Five players in Tour history have earned over 100k in a single season.
There were two players in the top 10 who hailed from Europe, Celine Boutier and Nanna Koertz Madsen
Celine Boutier always rose to the occasion at the biggest events of the season, becoming the first French player to earn her card through the Tour since 2013 after finishing in third in the Race for the Card. A former No. 1 ranked woman in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Boutier played college golf at Duke alongside Leona Maguire and won a national title in 2014.
In her rookie campaign on the Symetra Tour, Nanna Koerstz Madsen claimed three victories (Symetra Classic, Fuccillo Kia Classic of NY, Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic). At the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic, the Dane shattered a Symetra Tour record by posting a 22-under-par (the previous 72-hole scoring mark of 19-under was set by Jennifer Song in 2010).
Koerstz Madsen became the 12th player in Symetra Tour history, and fourth in the past four years, to earn a "Battlefield Promotion" to the LPGA Tour, playing in three events between late August and early September. She leads the Symetra Tour in scoring average and ranks in the top five in several other statistical categories, including greens in regulation.
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