Grace grew up in San Jose, California where she started playing golf when she was nine and competed in numerous USGA, AJGA, and other national junior tournaments. As a junior golfer she had 4 Top 10 AJGA finishes including a win at the AJGA Robinson Ranch. She competed in 3 USGA events- U.S. Women's Amateur, U.S. Junior Girls, and the U.S. Women's Public Links where she made it to the Round of 32. She received a scholarship to play college golf at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and finished her collegiate career setting school records for best-stroke averages in a season (72.16) and career (74.59). In her college career, she had 8 Top 10 individual finishes including a win at the Lady Buckeye Invitational.
After graduating, Grace began her career at Moffett Field Golf Club in Mountain View, California and coached both the boys and girls golf teams at Cupertino High School. She later became the assistant coach for the University of Toledo Women’s golf team while also working at Toledo Country Club. Most recently, Grace returned to the West Coast as an assistant golf professional at Sand Point Country Club in Seattle.
Grace is very passionate about teaching golf after years of giving private/group instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Grace is now a PGA Class A Professional and hopes to bring her diverse playing and teaching experiences to Echo Falls.