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Grace Kim takes the NSW Women's Amateur
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Grace Kim has claimed some redemption for last year’s loss with an outstanding performance in the final of the New South Wales (NSW) Women’s Amateur Championship.

Kim took the crown with a superb 3 & 2 win over Kelsey Bennett in titanic battle between the state team mates.

The match was anyone's after the completion of the opening 18, but Kim took control early in the afternoon bracket, jumping out to a telling two hole lead after the 20th.

A tenacious Bennett wasn’t going away however, and fought tooth and nail to stay in the match as the holes went by.

Kim however had other ideas, and in a testament to her experience and quality did what was required to stay in front.

Wins on the 12 and 13th holes for Kim were always going to make things difficult for Bennett, however she responded with one of the shots of the day, on the 14th, hitting her approach to about a foot to keep the match within reach.

Kim had a chance to seal the match on the par three 15th, but there putt slid by. it was enough to go dormie, and from there it was going to be a battle for the Bennett the St. Michael’s local.

The 16th hole became the decider. After both players hit the green, Kim had her chance to seal it with a long range putt for birdie, it missed, and left Bennett with her chance to keep the contest alive. Sadly for there 20 year old, her 8 footer slid by, and with it the match was Kim’s.

Kim was ecstatic after the victory.

“Second time is a charm,” she grinned. ” I was pretty confident I could get it done today.”

” I knew I could compete, Kelsey played good and I knew how good I had to play to beat her.”

The win is Kims’s first State Championship and she was thrilled to know her name joins a list of many of Australia’s finest female players.

” I know Karrie has won this event and she is a hero of mine, so it is exciting to see my name engraved on a trophy with hers.

Results: New South Wales Women's Amateur
WinAustraliaGrace KimAustralia500
Runner-upAustraliaKelsey BennettAustralia400
SemifinalsAustraliaSarah WilsonAustralia300
SemifinalsEnglandEmily ToyEngland300
QuarterfinalsAustraliaAnn JangAustralia200

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36 holes of stroke play qualifying from which the low 16 players advance to match play.

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