Sydney’s Grace Kim is set to seal her promotion to the LPGA Tour in 2023 after a top-five finish at the Epson Tour’s Wildhorse Ladies Classic in Oregon.
With four events left in the season, Kim’s tie for third this week has elevated her ointo fourth spot on the Race to the Card standings, the top 10 at season’s end graduating to the LPGA Tour.
Just one shot off the lead at the start of play, Kim birdied the second hole but suffered a double blow either side of the turn.
She bogeyed the par-4 ninth to drop to 11-under and then double-bogeyed 10 to fall back into the pack.
Displaying tremendous grit, the 21-year-old made a late run with five birdies in her final six holes to finish four back of champion Daniela Iacobelli.
A winner of the IOA Golf Classic in May, Kim now boasts three further top-five finishes and is on course to fulfil her destiny of mixing it with the best women players in the game from next year and into the future.
It promises to be a thrilling finale to the Epson Tour season with Gabriela Ruffels (12th) and Robyn Choi (13th) also in the hunt for a LPGA Tour card.