The gold medal for the Olympic Games of Grace Kim was an important part of her season
The selection for the biggest prize in Australia's amateur golf gala is complete with Sydney's Grace Kim who closes the second Karrie Webb scholarship for 2019.
After Gold Coaster, Becky Kay was confirmed last week as the first recipient after leading the end of the Karrie Webb series, Kim has been formally chosen as the second, primarily due to her position as the leading Australian amateur ranking on yesterday's deadline.
Both young women were formally chosen not only for their golf, but also for their off-course work and their position within the amateur golf community.
It is the second consecutive year that Kim and Kay will benefit from the scholarship, the most important part of which this year is the chance to spend a week with Webb at the third women's march of 2019, the KPMG Women & P39 PGA Championship in Minnesota in June.
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
Webb, speaking from ANA Inspiration in California, said that she had paid a lot of attention all year round to the household series, but also to the heroic deeds of all young Aussie women around the world.
"It has been a very competitive KW series again this year," said Webb.
"It was very close and came to the last event at the Bowra and O & # 39; Dea championship in WA.
"There were a lot of different winners in the series that were great to see.
"There were a few new faces on the scene that gave it a good run, but ultimately it was about experience.
"I am delighted that Becky Kay and Grace Kim are again the winners of the KW series this year.
"The third time is the charm for Becky, who is the first to have been three times a trade show visitor.
"It's great to have Grace again for the second time this year. I'm looking forward to having both girls join the KPMG in June."
Just like Kay was last week, Kim was enormously excited to earn the chance to spend more time with her hero.
"I learned so much from spending time with Karrie last year and I absolutely can't wait to have that experience again," beamed Kim.
"The things I learned when I was near Karrie were already so valuable to me, things like using practice laps better and just working more on my short game.
"She was fantastic for both of us and I'm sure the weather will be great. I can't wait."
This is the 12th year of Webb & # 39; s amazing dedication to the future of Australian women's sport, but the first in the new format
Previously, the top two players – who also met the off-course criteria – were on the Karrie Webb series receivers. This year, however, the second berth was primarily based on WAGR status to ensure that Aussies who took different paths to a potential professional career were considered
Kim, a member of Avondale, again had a great season and twice won the schedule of the KW series at Federal and Dunes on the way to third place overall.
But she was also the winner in the Olympic Youth Games and won a gold medal in Argentina, amidst the best young talent in the world.