University of Texas All-American
Kaitlyn Papp drilled home an uphill 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to
win Low Amateur honors at last year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club
in Houston. It wasn’t the final chapter in the 22-year-old graduate student’s
celebrated amateur career, but it was certainly another notable entry in a
story that has been building in excitement for years.
Papp began her steady ascent to
the top of the amateur ranks as a teenager in Austin. Her skill, dedication and
strong work ethic has made her a winner at every level, from local, state and
national championships to international team competitions.
As the end of her amateur career
draws to a close, Papp said she still has “unfinished business.” Winning another
or several more major titles wouldn’t be a surprise ending, but it would be a
satisfying conclusion. It would also be a perfect setup for a sequel to the
start of her professional career.
Junior, Amateur & College