Symetra Tour players competing for LPGA exemptions


The PGA Tour isn’t the only golf body handing out tour cards this week.

The Symetra Tour will award LPGA exempt playing privileges Sunday to the top 10 in money winnings in its season-long Volvik Race for the Card. Tour cards will be awarded at the conclusion of this week’s Symetra Tour Championship at LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The tour's season finale has been expanded to 72 holes this year with play beginning Thursday. A field of 120 players will compete for the $125,000 purse with $18,750 going to the winner.

Thailand’s P.K. Kongkraphan has locked up her LPGA tour card for next year as the Symetra Tour’s money leader. American Christine Song is second on the money list and also has secured exempt status for next year. The next 31 players on the money list all have mathematical chances to secure the eight remaining cards this week.

Here are the current top 10 in money:

1 P.K. Kongraphan, $43,848.

2 Christine Song, $38,969.

3 Cydney Clanton, $36,969.

4 Sue Kim, $36,922.

5 Marina Alex, $35,457

6 Hannah Jun, $35,262.

7 Giulia Molinaro, $33,929

8 Olivia Jordan-Higgins, $33,495

9 Alena Sharp, $33,192.

10 Jaclyn Sweeney, $32,259.