Epson Tour announces Ascensus as new Race for the Card sponsor through 2025

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The Race for the Card has a new name, as Ascensus has signed a three-year agreement with the Epson Tour. This marks the first sports sponsorship for the financial services company. The Ascensus Race for the Card awards LPGA membership to the top 10 players on the Epson Tour’s money list at season’s end.

The partnership extends through the 2025 calendar year.

South Korea’s Kum-Kang Park currently leads the money race with $47,083. Lucy Li, who burst onto the golf scene as an 11-year-old at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, ranks second on the list while former Stanford standout Andrea Lee is third.

“The talented athletes competing in the Ascensus Race for the Card—and the drive and determination they demonstrate—are great examples of never giving up on your goals and being willing to do the hard work to get there,” David Musto, president and CEO of Ascensus, said in a statement. “We’re proud to champion these outstanding individuals on their journey to the biggest stage in women’s professional golf, and we look forward to watching their success for years to come.”

Notable Ascensus Race for the Card or Epson Tour alumni include former No. 1s Nelly Korda, Inbee Park, and Lorena Ochoa.

The 2022 season includes 21 tournaments, including this week’s Inova Mission Inn Championship at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The Ascensus Race For the Card top 10 will be finalized at the conclusion of the Epson Tour Championship on October 6-9 at LPGA International in Daytona Beach.