Date: September 29, 2017
Author: Dave Tease

Amazing Grace grabs SA crown

Someone call a carpenter. The Kim's are going to need a bigger trophy room.

Avondale Golf Club’s Grace Kim has added another piece of silverware to her burgeoning collection after taking out the South Australian Women’s Amateur Championship at Blackwood Golf Club today.

Kim, who by her admission, didn’t play to the best of her ability early in the match, accounted for her final opponent, Victorian Kono Matsumoto, 2&1 in the 36 hole final.

“I had to trust my swing and work with it,” Kim smiled. “In the first 18 this morning, there wasn’t that many shots starting online.”

“Kono played super steady and didn’t miss a putt during the first 18. I just wasn’t in the right head space,” she quipped.

“I knew I had to remember simple thoughts such as releasing through on my follow through and committing to shots,” she said.

Despite being three down after 14 holes and finishing the first 18 holes two down to Matsumoto, Kim maintained her composure and came home strong against her Victorian Opponent, winning the final three holes (15,16 and 17) to take the crown, 2&1.

Up next for the 17-year-old is the JNJG international beginning this week, followed by a return to school the week after. It will be a welcome return to some normality for Kim after a very hectic recent schedule.

“School has been quite flexible with my leave, but I still love going and seeing my friends and teachers.” she smiled.