Xiaowen Yin wins Firekeepers Casino at 17

Xiaowen Yin, a 17-year-old Chinese from Tianjin in his first year on the Epson Tour, won the Firekeepers Casino Hotel Championship with 203 (67 68 68, -13) hits. On the Battle Creek Country Club course (par 72), in Battle Creek, Michigan. she outperformed Gina Kim (203 – 68 67 68) with a par on the first hole of the playoff, with whom she had even finished the 54 regular holes. You finished in 30th place with 211 (69 72 70, -5) Roberta Liti who after a good start (seventh) then continued in mid-table.

Xiaowen Yin, results

Xiaowen Yin and Gina Kim, leader after two rounds with Rachel Rohanna, marched in the final round hand in hand with six birdies and two bogeys for a 68 (-4) run and both scored the second bogey on hole 18. Rachel Rohanna was unable to take advantage of this mistake and went slower (three birdies and a bogey for 70, -2). On the green of her 18 she could play the play-off with a birdie and instead found the bogey like the two opponents. She finished third with 205 (-11) along with Laura Wearn and Australian Grace Kim.

As for Xiaowen Yin, she scored in the tenth tournament played on the circuit, having achieved four top ten in the first nine. For the title, she was rewarded with a check for $ 30,000 out of a $ 200,000 prize pool.

Roberta Liti shot in 70 (-2) shots with five birdies, a bogey and a double bogey. It is the eighth time that she has cashed in 13 seasonal races, with the best result being 11th in the IOA Championship.

The Symetra Tour, formerly known as the LPGA Futures Tour or Duramed Futures Tour, is the official development and qualification tour of the LPGA Tour, open to both professional and amateur players. [1]

The competition was founded in Florida in 1981 under the name of Tampa Bay Mini Tour. It officially became known as the Futures Golf Tour in 1983 and from 1999 it was introduced as an official development tour of the LPGA Tour (the largest US circuit in the women’s golf).

Grace Park, Marilyn Lovander and Audra Burks were the first players to automatically qualify for the LPGA Tour by finishing first, second and third on the Futures Golf Tour Money List, respectively.

The minimum age to participate was lowered to 17 years before the 2006 season began. On July 18, 2007 the Ladies Professional Golf Association announced that it had acquired the Futures Tour, which had previously been a licensee of the same, with immediate effect. .

Between the 2006 and 2010 seasons Duramed, a pharmaceutical company, was the official sponsor of the tour. From the 2012 season, the US insurance company Symetra was chosen as the new official sponsor and the circuit was subsequently renamed as Symetra Tour.