Grace Kim is set to compete in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur after receiving an invitation to take part in the championship this week.
Kim is still pinching herself after receiving the news on Tuesday morning when she woke to find an email from the tournament organisers asking her to call them urgently.
“I got an email yesterday from the tournament director asking for a call, so I called only to hear that the Chairman has been watching me and wanted to invite me over,” an ecstatic Kim beamed.
“I screamed to my parents saying that I got in and like me they were super excited.”
The Augusta National Women’s Amateur, while only in its second year, is already one of the most prestigious tournaments in international women’s golf, and will be played the week before this year’s Masters Tournament.
Kim, from Greenacre in Sydney’s inner-west said receiving an invitation into the championship had been one of her goals for 2020.
“I just missed out last year, so this is a big goal achieved.
“I’ve seen other girls upload insta stories and posts with their invitations which is so cool, but now knowing I’ll be receiving one by the end of this week is just a dream come true,” she added.
With the quality of the field assembling, Kim knows her game will need to be in tip-top shape. She intends to put in as much work as she can to ensure she is at her peak by April when she gets to drive down Magnolia Lane.
“I cannot wait to grind so I can play some good golf over there,” she smiled.