Kim claims ANNIKA Invitational

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Grace Kim continued her dominance at the Royal Wellington Golf Club

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Grace Kim in Australia continued her dominance at the Royal Wellington Golf Club this week to win the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Australasia with three shots.

After she broke several records yesterday with her round of 10-under-62 she did not leave this afternoon and signed for a round of four under 68 to achieve a clinical victory on her first visit to New Zealand

"It feels great, today was a great day and this whole week was incredible, and words can not explain how happy I am with this week, so it will be a memorable one," Kim beamed.

"Putts stayed on the first nine and then a bit of a struggle on the back nine, but I stayed there and am very happy with myself, if I can attend the ANNIKA Invitational USA, it will be a great honor."

"My whole team was great this week, so big shout out to them for a great week."

To achieve an 18th birthday, a personal best and an ANNIKA Invitational, & # 39; great & # 39; an understatement for the Sydney-based golfer facing a promising future

Round leader, Yuka Saso of the Philippines could not fire today but joins the third seeded Doey Choi at the ANNIKA Invitational USA, presented by Rolex in January at the World Golf Village. Saso shone all week with her amazing ball striking and will be one to look to the future.

Wellington's own Darae Chung made a run for the top three, which would have given her a trip to America, but she was unable to conquer one of the three valuable places to take part in the main event. from Annika. When Choi nailed her birdie putt to the last hole, this cost her third place with four other golfers.

While a New Zealander could not run for the title, the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Australasia was a great success and brought a lot of up-and-coming talent to some of the best in the business, including the largest in the world in Annika, who increased the game's growth. all over the world.

Stephanie Kyriacou shot an incredible 7-under 65 in the final round to finish fourth in a draw, with Isabelle Taylor and Sophie Yip finishing the top-10 in the eighth eighth and tenth round respectively.

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