HOUSTON, Texas — Kaitlyn Papp was not wearing the orange and white as she took to the course this weekend at the U.S Women's Open, but represented the Texas women's golf team well, finishing as the low amateur at the tournament.
An unforgettable week for @TexasWGolf's @kaitpapp17!— U.S. Women's Open (USGA) (@uswomensopen) December 14, 2020
Not only is she the low amateur in the 75th #USWomensOpen, she's now exempt into the 2021 championship thanks to her top-10 finish.#WomenWorthWatching pic.twitter.com/M0QvjyjwVu
After performing well with Texas throughout the fall schedule, Papp has been improving her skills as she competes with the best of the best on a national and international stage.
The senior finished tied for ninth overall (plus-3, 287), just enough to earn an exemption into the 2021 U.S Open. Heading into Monday, the final day of play, Papp was tied for fifth, thanks to several great putts to keep her in championship contention.
Finishing in the top 10 of one of the most competitive tournaments in America is no small feat for Papp, who hopes to embark on a professional career after she concludes her time at Texas. Papp will be a centerpiece for the Texas head coach Ryan Murphy's squad, as she has earned WGCA and Golfweek All-America honors in each of the last three seasons.
Wow... this week was truly amazing! Thank you @usga @championsgolfclub and @uswomensopen for a fantastic week! Walking away with low am is a huge honor. Also shoutout to my awesome caddy @utcoachkate 🤘🏼 https://t.co/nb7RRCOeZH— Kaitlyn Papp (@kaitpapp17) December 14, 2020