Photo – David Tease Golf NSW

Englishman Ben Schmidt and Sydney’s Grace Kim have won their respective NSW Amateur Championship titles at the St Michael’s Golf Club on the coast of Sydney today.

Schmidt accounted for his fellow Englishman Callum Farr by the comfortable margin of 7&5 while the women’s final was a much more closely fought affair, Kim edging clear of her fellow Sydneysider, Kelsey Bennet to win 3&2 after the morning round was evenly matched.

Schmidt on the other hand enjoyed a 5 up lead at lunch and was never in danger of losing.

For Kim it completed a very special week having earlier in the week been invited to play the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship in late March.

The victory also atoned for Kim’s near miss when losing in the final of this event twelve months ago.

Just 17 years of age, 17-year old Schmidt, from Barnsley in Yorkshire, is shaping as a great prospect for British golf having won events such as the Brabazon Trophy in 2019.