Sydney teenage golfer wins in New Zealand

Eighteen-year-old Sydney golfer Grace Kim has won the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Australasia tournament at Royal Wellington.

16-Dec-2018 By Darren Walton, Australian Associated Press
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Sydney teenager Grace Kim has scored a three-shot victory at the inaugural ANNIKA Invitational Australasia golf tournament in New Zealand.

Kim carded a final-round 68 on Sunday to finish at 14 under for the championship at Royal Wellington.

The event is an extension of former world No.1 Annika Sorenstam's global foundation that aims to give the world's best junior amateurs a springboard to the LPGA Tour.

Kim, who only turned 18 last week, will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of 32 ANNIKA Invitational graduates to have progressed for the world's biggest women's tour in America.

A member of Avondale Golf Club in Pymble, Kim took charge in Wellington with a tournament record 10-under par 62 in the second round, which included eight birdies and an eagle.

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