Becky Kay shows off the Bowra & D & D 39 Classic Dea at Lake Karrinyup. Photo: Golf WA
Queenslander Becky Kay has become the first triple recipient of the Karrie Webb Series scholarship
Kay, 20, a member of Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Golf Club on the Gold Coast, was awarded the first of two exchanges in 2019 after a pulsating win in the Bowra and D&C Dea Classic in Perth.
Kay took four holes from a sudden-death play-off against Victorian Alexandra Hilliard to salute at Lake Karrinyup on Wednesday night to capture one of the tightest Karrie Webb Series races in his 12-year history.
The win, in addition to her continued hard work off course and long-standing standing in the amateur golf community, resulted in Kay being chosen as the first of the two scholarship students this year.
The second will be announced next week when World Amateur Golf Rankings are updated. After considering the rankings, the highest-ranked Aussie who meets the same off-course criteria will join Kay to spend a week with Webb at the third women's march of 2019, the KPMG Women & P39's PGA Championship in Minnesota in June.
"This is my third year in a row with Karrie (and I'm so excited because) I had to win this event to spend another week with her," Kay beamed from Perth.
"It is my favorite trip of the year and I am so blessed that I can and get the chance and that Karrie gives the girls the chance, I don't even have words for it.
"I'm so happy."
Golf Australia female pathway manager Stacey Peters said the final weeks of the series had been moving.
"The young women really know that it is worth spending some time with Karrie and to see them really struggling in recent months is enlightening," said Peters.
"Full honor to Becky – her consistency over the past two months has made a difference and it was great to see her cap with victories in Tasmania and Western Australia."
The two recipients each earn a $ 10,000 scholarship to spend on international travel and playing experiences in the northern summer with support for Webb's mentors during the year
Kay received the award for the first time in 2017 with colleague Gold Coaster Karis Davidson, and last year again alongside Sydney & # 39; s Grace Kim.
Kim is currently the highest Aussie in the WAGR standings, closely followed by Perth & # 39; s Hira Naveed and Sydney & # 39; s Doey Choi.
The switch to the WAGR rankings in the final decision on scholarships is, in consultation with Webb, designed to give young Aussie women who play all over the world access to highly sought after science.