Kim emerges victorious at WMGA/MGA Women's Met Amateur
HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (June 11, 2018) – Ina Kim of Deepdale battled through a strong starting field of 61 competitors at Saint Andrew’s Golf Club, winning the 17th WMGA/MGA Women’s Met Amateur Championship by two strokes with a 1-over 71.
Kim is no stranger to hoisting the Women’s Met Amateur trophy, as this victory marks her second in the past three years.
A strong start on the outward nine, highlighted by consecutive birdies on Nos. 5 and 6 set the pace for Kim’s round as she turned at even par. Her consistent play continued on the inward nine, as she capped off her round with a birdie on the difficult par-4 18th.
Anina Ku of New Jersey National finished as runner-up with a score of 3-over 73.
Earning low net honors on the day was Renata Coyle of Paramount with a net round of 2-under 68.
The WMGA/MGA Women’s Met Amateur Championship is conducted over 18 holes of stroke play and the trophy is award to the low gross winner. The championship is open to all women amateurs residing in the WMGA/MGA territory with a maximum USGA Handicap Index of 12.0 according to the June 1, 2018 handicap revision.
The MGA and WMGA partnered together in 2012 to co-administer the event, which has grown in popularity since its inception in 2002, becoming one of the premier amateur women’s events in the Met Area. For more information on the event, please visit www.wmga.com.