Circling Raven Championship Notes: Vu has secured their spot on the LPGA Tour as the tournament begins today

by | Aug 28, 2021 | LPGA

From Symetra Tour Media Relations

Two weeks ago, Lilia Vu took her third win in 2021, bringing her season profit to $ 140,607.

With only five events remaining on the Symetra Tour this year and a ton of numbers, it’s official: Vu has secured a spot in the top 10 on the Symetra Tour Money List.

There is no way it can fall out. The native Californian will join the LPGA Tour in 2022.

“We did it. I don’t know what to say. I’ve come a long way in the last two years. From almost quitting golf to being here,” Vu said. “I honestly don’t know how it happened so quickly. ”

After her second win at the Twin Bridges Championship, Vu shared a story that resonated with anyone who has struggled in their careers in or outside of golf.

When she was a rookie on the LPGA tour in 2019, full of confidence and promise, she made a year-round cut, the LOTTE Championship, where the check for $ 3,830 barely covered the cost of her week in Hawaii.

Dejected and beaten by a game that can be relentless, Vu thought of putting the clubs down and going to law school, a dream most parents would welcome.

But Vu’s mother, Yvonne Du, was not like most parents. In the friendliest possible way, Yvonne said to Lilia: “No honey, you are good enough. You have to pull yourself out of there. “

There’s nothing more motivating than when your mom tells you to cowboy up and fight your way out of anger.

“My mom was there for me the whole time, even when I thought about quitting golf,” said Vu. “She encouraged me to do my best and always thought I belong on the LPGA tour. I’m looking forward to next year.”

Vu scored her first win at the Garden City Charity Classic and hasn’t missed a cut all year long. Her last five starts were: T4, T3, Win, T2, Win. Last week she put on an LPGA hoodie and was photographed celebrating with a bottle of champagne.

But although she has already banned her place on the LPGA for next year, Vu is not resting. She is in the Circling Raven Championship hoping to keep up the momentum for as long as it lasts. As an added bonus, she loves the golf course.

“I think it’s really pretty and it actually exceeded my expectations,” said Vu. “The Front Nine is definitely different from the Back Nine. It’s much more open, blending style, while the front is tree-lined. But I’ve really liked the last nine so far. “

Vu will tee off from hole 10 at 12:38 pm today. In her threesome is Sophie Hausmann, the former University of Idaho star.


Each tournament has the opportunity to invite participants who otherwise might not have had a chance to experience a Symetra Tour event.

At the Circling Raven Championship, 17-year-old Allyn Song Stephens from Houston, who won the Notah Begay III Championship, went to former Mead High standout Amy Eneroth.

After taking part in the Cactus and Symetra tours years ago, Eneroth will return to competitive golf and represent the Kalispel Golf and Country Club (formerly Spokane Country Club).

“I grew so much from high school to college and from college to professional gaming,” Eneroth really said of the world (when I was on the Symetra tour), even though we only traveled within the US. I’ve met girls from all over the world. I think that was the coolest part. I was a bit introverted in high school, and still am, but with every step I’ve grown and got out of my shell and become more sociable with people I don’t know. I think I’ve become more of a person and learned to go with the flow without panicking, and the Symetra Tour was a big part of that. ”

The Washington State alumna will tee off # 10 today at 8:33 a.m.


Group 1 (tee 1) – Leslie Cloots, Becca Huffer, Rebecca Lee-Bentham, 7 a.m. Group 2 (tee 10) – Janet Mao, Jessica Welch, Michelle Piyapattra, 7:05 a.m. Group 3 (tee 1) – Valerie Tanguay, Natalie Sheary, Mia Landegren, 7:11 a.m., Group 4 (10th tee) – Riley Rennell, Laura Gonzalez Escallon, Carley Cox, 7:16 a.m.

Group 5 (Tee 1) – Nannette Hill, Stephanie Na, Lisa Petterson, 7:22 am

Group 6 (Tee 10) – TJ Kliebphipat, Amanda Hollandsworth, August Kim, 7:27 am

Group 7 (Tee 1) – Laura Restrepo, Elvin Ardvisson, Kum-Kang Park, 7:33 am

Group 8 (tee 10) – Sophia Schubert, Rachel Rohanna, Julie Aime, 7:38 a.m. Group 9 (tee 1) – Claris Guce, Brittany Marchand, Frida Kinhult, 7:44 a.m. Group 10 (tee 10) – Allie White, Yaeeun Hong, Linnea Johnson, 7:49 a.m.

Group 11 (Tee 1) – Fatima Fernandez Cano, Karen Chung, Sierra L. Brooks, 7:55 a.m.

Group 12 (Tee 10) – Min A Yoon, Peiyn Chien, Laetitia Beck, 8 a.m. Group 13 (Tee 1) – Demi Runas, Casey Danielson, Haylee Rae Harford, 8: 0 a.m.

Group 14 (10th tee) – Marta Sanz Barrio, Lucy Li, Maddie McCrary, 8:11 am

Group 15 (Tee 1) – Cheyenne Woods, Sarah Hoffman, Cindy Ha, 8:17 a.m.

Group 16 (10th tee) – Selena Constabile, Samantha Troyanovich, Julienne Soo, 8:22 am

Group 17 (Tee 1) – Jaclyn Lee, Allie Knight, Veronica Feibert, 8:17 am

Group 18 (tee 10) – Amy Eneroth, Gabby Lemieux, Kim Kaufman, 8:33 a.m. Group 19 (tee 1) – Kira Rihijarvi, Haley Moore, Min Seo Kwak, 8:39 a.m.

Group 20 (Tee 10) – Kristin Coleman, Samantha Richdale, Sierra Sims, 8:44 am

Group 21 (Tee 1) – Amy Lee, Lori Beth Adams, Brittany Fan, 8:50 a.m.

Group 22 (10th tee) – Britney Yaka, Cara Gorlei, Ji Eun Baik, 8:55 am

Group 23 (tee 1) – Moa Foke, Delfina Acosta, Kathleen Scavo, midday Group 24 (tee 10) – Katharine Patrick, Alejandra Llaneza, Lindsey McCurdy, 12:05 p.m.

Group 25 (Tee 1) – Louise Ridderstrom, Shasta Averhardt, Emilee Hoffman, 12:11 p.m.

Group 26 (10th tee) – Louise Stahle, Lakareber Abe, Anna Appert Lund, 12:16 p.m.

Group 27 (Tee 1) – Catherine O’Donnell, Alazne Unizar Zapata, Natalie Srinivasan, 12:22 p.m.

Group 28 (tee 10) – Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, Maria Parra, Milagros Chaves, 12:27 pm

Group 29 (Tee 1) – Meghan MacLaren, Daniela Iacobelli, Hexi Yuan, 12:33 p.m.

Group 30 (Tee 10) – Lilla Vu, Sophie Hausmann, Gigi Stoll, 12:38 pm

Group 31 (Tee 1) – Amanda Doherty, Isi Gabsa, Celine Borge, 12:44 p.m.

Group 32 (Tee 10) – Prima Tammarakas, Dewi Weber, Allison Emrey, 12:49 p.m.

Group 33 (Tee 1) – Morgane Metraux, Savannah Vilaubi, Bailey Tardy, 12:55 pm

Group 34 (Tee 10) – Samantha Wagner, Fernanda Lira, Lauren Coughlin, 1 p.m.

Group 35 (Tee 1) – Laura Warn, Emma Broze, Robyn Choi, 1:06 p.m.

Group 36 (Tee 10) – Min-G Kim, Kendra Dalton, Beth Wu, 1:11 p.m.

Group 37 (Tee 1) – Sarah White, Olivia Petrol, Katie Yoo, 1:17 p.m.

Group 38 (10th tee) – Liz Nagel, Macy Hubbard, Bianca Pagdanganan, 1:22 p.m.

Group 39 (Tee 1) – Vicky Hurst, Elizabeth Schultz, Janie Jackson, 1:28 p.m.

Group 40 (Tee 10) – Dorsey Addicks, Alivia Reynolds, Ally Song Stephens, 1:33 p.m.

Group 41 (Tee 1) – Soo Jin Lee, Emliy Penttila, Anna Redding, 1:39 p.m.

Group 42 (10th tee) – Anita Uwadia, Nishtha Madan, Karolina Vickova, 1:44 p.m.

Group 43 (Tee 1) – Roberta Liti, Jessy Tang, Nicole Autrique, 1:50 p.m.

Group 44 (Tee 10) – Kelly Whaley, Jean Reynolds, Julianne De Puerto Alvarez, 1:55 p.m.