BEE CAVE – Grace Jin of Huntsville wins the 103rd Women’s Texas Amateur after defeating Emma McMyler 1 UP.

The sun rose on Spanish Oaks Golf Club in Bee Cave for the final match day of the 103rd Women’s Texas Amateur. In her first time competing in the championship, Jin won 5 matches on the way to becoming the 103rd Women’s Texas Amateur Champion joining an elite list of champions.

“Honestly it’s still surreal and I believe I still didn’t win,” shared the Huntsville Native. “It was really fun playing with Emma today. We played in the WSGA together and I just remember her being so solid and was still solid today and I learned a lot from her and we both had fun today.”

Jin and McMyler sure had fun in an incredible match from start to finish. Jin would start the match 1 UP after the first hole when she stuck her third shot on the Par 5 to three feet.

Going into No.3 McMyler would even the match on the Par 3 by hitting her shot into the middle of the green and draining a 20-foot putt. That would not last long though as Jin would return to 1 UP on the next hole.

Jin’s father, who caddied for her all week kept her calm going through the next few holes to maintain her lead in the match.

“He was telling me to stay calm and that the Lord is with us which helped me stay calm a bit especially with match play where whatever happens, happens,” shared Jin.

Jin would eventually go 2 UP on No.6 where she looked dialed in on all aspects of her game. The following hole though, Jin would send her tee shot to the right penalty area of No. 7 par 3 and end up losing the hole.

After giving up her two hole lead on hole 6, Jin would win No.9 with a great putt over the ridge on the green to go 2 UP heading into the more difficult part of the course due to the strong south wind.

She would maintain that 2UP lead on the match until another Par 3 played a factor. On No.12 McMyler would stick her shot to four feet above the hole. Jin, who sat below the hole would miss long and conceded the hole to McMyler.

McMyler would use that as motivation going on to win No. 15 after sticking her approach to three feet on the deep hole location and even the match heading into the final few holes on the course.

No. 17 would eventually be the hole to decide the match. After both players hit the middle of the fairway, Jin and McMyler would both go for the green and land short right of the green.

With both players facing tough chip shots into the sloped green, it was Jin who would eventually knock in her birdie putt to go 1 UP heading into No.18 where both players would par and Jin would become the official champion of the 103rd Women’s Texas Amateur.

With the win, Jin will be exempt into the 124th U.S. Women’s Amateur, with the 103rd Women’s Texas Amateur being an official USGA exemption event.

“It’s an honor to be in any USGA championship,” mentioned Jin. “You get to play with the best players in the world and it’s such a prestige course so I’m excited.”

The Texas Golf Association would like to thank Spanish Oaks Golf Club for being the host of the 103rd Women’s Texas Amateur. The club staff and membership were excited to see the best women golfers in the state of Texas and we are thankful for their support and hospitality.

Next on the schedule for the Texas Golf Association Women’s schedule is the 10th Women’s Stroke Play at the Woodlands Country Club – Player Course from July 12-14.

To see the final results and read more on the 103rd Women’s Texas Amateur, click here.