Kim inches closer to LPGA dream in Texas

Incredibly, both reigning Australian Amateur winners have won tournaments in the very same week in the US.

On Friday, Australian Women’s Amateur champion, Grace Kim, took out the Oscar Williams Classic in Texas on the Women’s All Pro Tour (WAPT) moving her one step closer to her goal of playing on the LPGA Tour.

Grace Kim Grace Kim (Credit: WAPT)

A day later, men’s winner, Louis Dobbelaar, became the first Australian to win the Dogwood Invitational title.

“It’s a confidence boost knowing that I can compete amongst this field. I know it’s a really good field, and this is the future,” said Kim, who is also the reigning NSW Amateur champion and Karrie Webb Scholarship winner.

The Women’s All Pro Tour (WAPT) acts as a qualifying tour for the Symetra Tour, which is a feeder tour for the LPGA.

Her win in Texas is the second trophy of the year following a victory on the Cactus Tour in Sun City, Arizona in early May where she crushed the field with an eight-stroke win.

Kim becomes the first amateur to win on the WAPT and will now tee it up at the Symetra Tour’s Prasco Charity Championship from June 25th where she will be looking to play her way onto the main tour for 2022.