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Kim Advances to WTGA Final Round

Rosalyn Kim
Rosalyn Kim

July 30, 2009

By Chad Conine

WACO -- Texas Tech senior Rosalyn Kim is both the last Red Raider standing and a finalist at the Women's Texas Golf Association State Amateur Championship.

Kim, from Belton, won her quarterfinal match against Carol Martin of Irving, 4 and 3, then faced Texas Tech teammate Alexandra Gibson in the semifinals Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club.

Kim put her approach shot within three feet on the 117-yard par-3 No. 16, then made the birdie putt to close out the match against Gibson, 3 and 2.

Kim advances to today's final to face Stacy Dennis of Huntsville.

In the semifinals, Kim had her hands full trying to shake Gibson, who had been her housemate for the week in nearby Belton.

"She's a scrambling fool," Kim said about Gibson. "The thing is, I know her game and every 12- footer I knew it was either going to go in or lip out."

However, Kim had her irons dialed in and made a few key putts to keep Gibson from gaining much momentum throughout the match.

"Everything in the afternoon was flush," Kim said. "The iron on 1, the wedge on 2, the iron on 3, pretty much every iron. It was nice."

Gibson won a 20-hole quarterfinal match against Rachel Smith of Mansfield to reach the semifinals. Next up for Gibson will be the U.S. Women's Amateur next week in St. Louis.



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