DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Former University of Texas golf star Sophia Schubert recently received her LPGA Tour membership for the upcoming 2022 season. The Symetra Tour annually awards LPGA Tour membership to the top players on the Race for the Card money list, and the conclusion of the Symetra Tour championship earlier this month heralded the 2021 graduating class.
From 1999-2002, the LPGA’s official qualifying tour awarded three tickets. From 2003 to 2007 that number rose to five, before being distributed to ten as of 2008. Schubert earned her place in this year’s class by finishing fourth on the Symetra Tour money list with a profit of $ 101,163 in the 2021 season.
2017 US amateur champion Schubert managed to win the Carolina Golf Classic on October 3rd on the third hole of a sudden death playoff. This was her first professional win at the penultimate tournament of the season and secured her place in the top 10 on the Symetra Tour money list.
In the 2021 season, Schubert posted a total of nine top 10 placements on her résumé. She took second place on the Symetra Tour for below-average holes (236) and greens in regulation (80.6 percent over 60 laps) and came second in birdies (232).
“The Greensboro win is something I will remember for a lifetime,” said Schubert. “I had gotten close a couple of times earlier this season and knew I could do it. It was so relieving to get it under control and then win my LPGA card was indescribable and a dream came true. My mom is out almost every week and sharing the accomplishments with her made it even more special. I’m proud of the whole season I’ve put together and I couldn’t be more excited about the next stage. “