Cincinnati, Ohio (July 21, 2018) – After a sweltering week of intense heat and humidity, Janice Kim claimed the Women’s Western Golf Association’s 92nd Women’s Western Junior championship on July 21 at Cincinnati Country Club in Cincinnati.

Kim, of Edina, Minn., beat Macy Hanus of Bowling Green, Ohio, by a 3 & 2 margin in the 18-hole final.

“I was satisfied with my play all week,” Kim said. “Macy is so good and she just kept coming back in this match.

“My hard work all summer paid off and this is another notch on my belt and helps my confidence.”

Kim never trailed in the final match, but there were twists and turns.

“Match play is unique,” she said. “It gives every player a chance to come back. This tournament is what it is all about.”

The 93rd Women’s Western Junior championship will be contested at Woodland Country Club in Carmel, Ind., June 16-20, 2019.