Kepler Plans to Turn Pro After Impressive NCGA Women’s Am Win
June 11, 2014
Fresh off an All-America campaign her senior year at Cal State Monterey Bay, Audra Kepler showed her best golf might be still to come.
The caddie at Pebble Beach Resorts grabbed a share of the lead with a first-round 2-under 70 at Del Monte before running away with the NCGA Women’s Amateur by closing with a 1-under 72 at Spyglass.
Kepler was the only player in the field to break par at Spyglass, propelling her to a four-stroke win over Sagee Palavivatana, who closed with an impressive 73 of her own.
“Probably the lowest I’ve shot at Spyglass is 76 or 77,” Kepler said. “I’ve grown a lot as a golfer in the last six months. I think it just shows that I have a huge future ahead of me, and I’m excited for what it holds.”
After attempting to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open, Kepler plans to turn professional.
“I’ll be doing the Suncoast Tour, turning pro, going to Q-School and seeing where that leads,” Kepler said.
You can see video highlights of Kepler’s final round below: