By Tony Webeck
It was within her grasp with one round to play on Sunday and now Grace Kim has a further shot to finally confirm her promotion to the LPGA Tour in 2023.
Two strokes from the lead through two rounds, Kim could have advanced her position on the Epson Tour’s Race to the Card standings and wrapped up one of 10 LPGA Tour cards with a Sunday flourish. However, three dropped shots in her final two holes resulted in a fall to a share of 13th.
Fourth in the standings and with just three events left in the season, Kim’s status as an LPGA Tour player next year is all but guaranteed but she can remove all doubt with another strong showing at this week’s Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout in Arkansas.
The 21-year-old spent time with coach Khan Pullen shortly after her breakthrough win at the IOA Golf Classic in May and the pair set a plan. A plan not only for the rest of the season…