skip to main content

Player Bio: Grace Kim2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 21
Country: Australia
College: None
Worldwide professional wins: 4
Road to Pine Needles: Qualified at Morristown, N.J., site on May 10

The 21-year-old Australian is set to make her U.S. Women's Open debut after earning one of the four available spots at Morris County Golf Club. She edged LPGA Tour player Pornanong Phatlum in a one-hole playoff for the final spot. Both players shot 2-over-par 146. Kim turned professional last year. She owns four victories, including consecutive wins in the TPS Sydney (one as an amateuer) on the ALPG Tour (formerly Women's PGA of Australasia. Those came in 2021 and 2022. She also owns two wins on the Women's All Pro Tour.. Kim represented Australia in the 2018 Women's World Amateur Team Championship. She also advanced to match play in the 2019 U.S. Girls' Junior. She is a four-time recipient of the Karrie Webb Scholarship, given annually to a pair of top amateurs in Australia. They get to travel to the United States and receive mentoring by the two-time U.S. Women's Open champion and World Golf Hall of Famer. LPGA Tour players Minjee Lee, the 2012 U.S. Girls' Junior champion, and Su Oh are also past recipients. Kim won a gold medal in the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






2022 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 73-72-75-77—297 +13 T-63