Olympic gold medal winner Grace Kim is closing in on her LPGA card


Grace Kim is closing in on her LPGA card

21 year old Grace Kim is an olympic gold medal winner, having won her gold for golf at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.  In early 2021 she became the Australian Women's Amateur Champion. She won the TPS Sydney on the ALPG Tour in 2021, and again this year (now as a professional).

Grace is now in the US (where she has already played at Augusta), competing on the Epson Tour as she moves closer to gaining her LPGA card.  And, last weekend she took a significant step forward when she won the  IOA Golf Classic in Florida.  This win boosted her from 75th to seventh in this year's Race for the Card.

From Golf Australia, by Jimmy Emanuel:

Aussie Grace Kim has significantly elevated her chances of securing an LPGA Tour card with victory on the circuit’s secondary Epson Tour.

Meanwhile, Kim’s compatriots Sarah Jane Smith and Robyn Choi helped to make it an Australian dominated top-five at the IOA Golf Classic presented by LPT Realty.

Sharing the lead after the opening two rounds of the 54 hole event with Korea’s Kum-Kang Park, Kim would have been feeling the nerves after a bogey at the par-3 2nd, before the Sydneysider hailing from Avondale Golf Club rediscovered the sparkling form she displayed during the Australian summer of golf to pull away from the field.  Read more

From ABC.net.au:

Sydney golf sensation Grace Kim is a step closer to securing her LPGA Tour card after winning her maiden event as a professional. 

Kim closed with a seven-under-par 64 to claim a five-shot victory at the IOA Golf Classic in Florida.

The win on the secondary Epson Tour propelled the 21-year-old from 75th to seventh in the 2022 Race for the Card.

The top 10 at the end of the year will earn 2023 LPGA Tour playing rights.

Kim is undoubtedly a star on the rise.  Read more

Epson Tour, Overview

Australian Amateur Golf Champion 2021

A Day in the Life of Grace Kim (2018 Youth Olympic Village)

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