Celine Borge won Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic

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Celine Borge won Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic

Roberta Liti, with an excellent performance, finished in tenth place with 207 (73 66 68, -9) hits in the Tuscaloosa Toyota Classic, signing her best result of the season.

Celine Borge, results

On the Ol 'Colony Golf Course (par 72), in Tuscaloosa in Alabama, the Norwegian Celine Borge, 24 years old from Tonsberg, achieved her first success on the Epson Tour, with 201 (67 71 63, -15) strokes , being the first edition of the tournament, at the moment it set the record on 54 holes and with the 63 (-9) final also that of the field on the lap.

She made an eagle and seven birdies, recovering from seventh place, but above all in the Ascensus Race for the Card (order of merit) she climbed from 16th to fifth place and now she will compete in the last race of the season, (Epson Tour Championship, 6 -9 October, Daytona Beach, Florida) with concrete hopes of winning the 'card' for the LPGA Tour 2023.

Borge beat the Korean Hyo Joon Jang (202, -14) by one stroke and the Swedish Linnea Strom (203, -13) by two. In fourth position with 204 (-12) Bailey Tardy, leader after two rounds and sunk by a 75 (+3), in fifth with 205 (-11) the Finnish Kiira Riihijarvi and in sixth with 206 (-10), Samantha Wagner , Gabriella Then, the Swedish Dani Holmqvist and the Australian Robyn Choi.

Roberta Liti, who until now had entered the top 15 twice (11th in the IOA Championship, 15th in the French Lick Charity Classic), started in 67th place with a 73 (+1), then climbed to ninth with a 66 (-6, seven birdies, one bogey) and finished tenth with a 68 (-4, five birdies, one bogey).

The blue, 58th in the order of merit, will keep the card on the Epson Tour 2023. Celine Borge was awarded a check for $ 30,000 on a prize pool of $ 200,000. 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.