Thrilling final at Women’s Amateur in Duncan

After leading last week’s B.C. Women’s Amateur at Duncan Meadows for the first three days, Surrey’s Michelle Kim had to hold off a charge by her older sister Taylor on the final day to claim the 2015 Flumerfelt Cup.

Michelle shot a one-under 71 in her final round to finish threeunder at 285 over four days. Taylor, the defending champion, shot a brilliant four-under 68 in her final round to finish a single stroke back of Michelle.

"I’m very happy," Michelle said after her victory. "It is so awesome to have my name underneath Taylor’s on this trophy." Taylor Kim was one of three golfers to shoot a round of 68 during the tournament, joining Richmond’s Alisha Lau (who tied Langley’s Gloria Choi for third) and Nanoose Bay’s Shelly Stouffer. That score is just one stroke short of the course record of 67 shot by Paula Creamer in 2002. Then 16, Creamer would go on to the LPGA Tour, winning the U.S. Women’s Open in 2010.

The Kim sisters and Gloria Choi comprise the B.C. team for the Canadian Women’s Amateur, which will be held July 28-31 in Saskatoon. Choi earned her spot by Alisha Lau in a twohole sudden death playoff Friday afternoon.

Among local entries, Karen Kloske of Lake Cowichan and March Meadows Golf Club ended up shooting all four rounds, and finished at a 41-over 329. Three others made the cut after the first two days, but weren’t in the group that advanced to the final round: Darleen Michell of Ladysmith/Mount Brenton (252 over three rounds), Krista Nabb of Duncan/Duncan Meadows (256), and Mary Braithwaite of Duncan/Duncan Meadows (268).

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