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Kim Bauer - College All-American

The 1972 WTGA State Amateur Championship was played at River Plantation Country Club, Kim Bauer’s home course in Conroe.  At 12 years old, she was the youngest in the field and qualified in the fourth flight.  Bauer started playing golf at a municipal course in Oklahoma City before her family moved to Texas.  Bauer took advantage of free clinics offered at the course and followed her dad and brothers around to develop her skills and an enjoyment of the game that led to her early entry into competitive golf.  On the eve of the State Amateur, the 8th-grader reported, “I guess I am a little nervous about the tourney now, but I really encourage all girls to start playing golf if they are interested.  It’s one game that is really a lot of fun”.
 
Bauer advanced rapidly and won both the State Junior Championship and Texas High School Championships in 1977.  She would also go on the reach the semi-finals in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and the quarter-finals in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.  She attended college at Texas A&M University and earned All-American honors before turning pro.  She won the 1986 Florida Women’s Open Championship and was a member of the LPGA tour from 1987-2001.
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Happy Birthday, Kim Bauer!
Posted by Paula Norwich on September 30, 2017 @ 9:52 am

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