Redwoods golfer qualifies for LPGA event

SooBin Kim won on the second playoff hole in Portland

A par on the second playoff hole on Monday sent SooBin Kim to victory at the Safeway Amateur Open and earned her a spot alongside some of the world’s best golfers later this month.

Kim, who enters her junior season with the University of Washington golf team, was competing in Portland, Ore. and her victory qualified her for the Safeway Classic Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. The event is also in Portland and will feature members of the LPGA.

She shot a final round 3-under 68 to force a playoff with Taylor Babcock.

“I’m really happy I came here to Portland all the way from Vancouver and played so well,” she said.

“I birdied 16 and 17 which helped me finish strong. I was sinking lots of putts today.”

Kim, who graduated from Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Secondary, was a member of the Redwoods junior program. She still does some work with coach Brian Jung out of Redwoods.

Last season, Kim was selected a first team all-Pac 12 and she is currently ranked 14th in the Golfweek college rankings.

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