The Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown took place in San Francisco, California at TPC Harding Park on May 4-7, 2023. What is International Crown on the LPGA Tour? This event is one of a kind in the female golf world featuring a team format comprised of eight different countries competing for the bragging rights of winning “The Crown” for their country. It is a match-play competition that features 32 of the best female golfers from across the globe.
Out of the 32 female golfers that competed in International Crown, seven earned their LPGA Tour card by playing and graduating from the Epson Tour.
Check out photos from when they played on the developmental tour now known as the Epson Tour.
Nelly Korda – 2016 Graduate
Fun fact: After finishing nine out of ten on the Epson Tour money list in 2016, Nelly is currently ranked number one in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. She won a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She has over 52 career top-10s with eight victories.
Lilia Vu – 2021 Graduate
Fountain Valley, California
Fun fact: Won Player of the Year for being the top money earner on the Epson Tour in 2021. This was her first time representing her country.
Madelene Sagstrom – 2016 Graduate
Fun fact: Set the single-season earnings record in 2016 ($167,064) by winning three times. First player to win the Gaelle Truet Rookie of the Year, Epson Tour Player of the Year and accumulate 12 top-10 finishes.
Patty Tavatanakit – 2019 Graduate
Fun fact: Patty won the 2019 Gaelle Truet Rooke of the Year on the Epson Tour after winning three times in one year.
Hannah Green – 2017 Graduate
Fun fact: She won the 2017 Gaelle Truet Rookie of the Year on the Epson Tour.
Yu Liu – 2017 Graduate
Fun fact – In 2017, she was the third player from China to ever win on the Epson Tour.
Ruixin Liu – 2021 Graduate
Fun fact – Graduated from the Epson Tour twice (2018 and 2021) and was a 2022 Epson Tour Ambassador. This was her first time representing her country in a team event.