Inaugural Australian WPGA Championship, Day 2: Grace Kim takes the lead


Inaugural Australian WPGA Championship, Royal Queensland GC, 13-16 Jan 2022

Day Two:  Grace Kim leads over Su Oh by one shot

From ABC Aus, News:

LPGA Tour star Grace Kim has kept herself in contention to take out the first ever Australian WPGA Championship in Brisbane.

The 21-year-old's score at Royal Queensland Golf Club (GC) in Brisbane pushed her to five-under for the tournament and within a shot of overnight leader Su Oh.

Playing in the afternoon slot, Oh began her round with two early birdies before dropping a shot to be six-under through six holes.

The race is even tighter with Sarah-Jane Smith one shot behind Oh, while youngster Karis Davidson is two strokes further back as the 24-strong field contends for the maiden title.

Kim, fresh off a win at Geoff Ogilvy's Sandbelt Invitational last month, will enter the weekend confident she can reel her in though missing numerous birdie putts for a second-straight day.  Read more

From PGA Australia, by Jim Tucker:

Grace Kim’s front-running quest for the Karrie Webb Cup has been fortified by the level emotions and short game expertise of former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy.

The young Sydneysider absorbed both as big lessons from her 36 holes playing beside the former PGA Tour star at the Fortinet WPGA Championship at Royal Queensland today.

Kim (69-68) took over as a one-stroke leader from Su Oh (66-72) after Friday’s second round, but she admits she is in heavy learning mode every day as a rookie pro of just four-months’ standing.  Kim grabbed four birdies in her three-under-par 68 when the breeze was down in the morning to reach five under par overall.

LPGA Tour regular Sarah Jane Smith (71-68) made it a tight race-in-three at the top with five birdies of her own in her excellent Friday round to sit three-under and outright third at the halfway point.  Read more



Gallery: Best Photos, Day Two - From Jimmy Emmanuel

The Royal Queensland Golf Club

WPGA Championship Leaderboard

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