David Kim’s Stellar Season Ends at NCAA Regional

Big West Player of the Year David Kim's season ended at the NCAA Stanford Regional Wednesday.
Big West Player of the Year David Kim's season ended at the NCAA Stanford Regional Wednesday.

 

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STANFORD, Calif. --- UC Irvine junior David Kim closed out his 2016-17 collegiate season Wednesday with a 20th-place finish in the NCAA Regional at the Stanford Golf Course.

Kim, competing individually, shot a final round of 5-over 75 to finish with a 54-hole total of 2-over 212 as he was attempting to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

The low five teams and the low player who is not a member of those teams from the regional advance to the NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms on May 26-31 in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Stanford, Baylor, Pepperdine, Oklahoma and North Carolina are the teams from the regional advancing to the NCAA Finals, as is North Florida's Travis Trace, who placed 10th overall at 2-under 208.

Oklahoma's Brad Dalke earned medalist honors in the Stanford Regional with a three-round score of 12-under 198.

Kim, who had eight top-10 finishes and three top-20s this season, was named 2017 Big West Conference Player of the Year and also was selected to the all-league first team.

Kim shot under par in 16 rounds with 10 rounds in the 60s, including a 3-under 67 in the opening round of the NCAA Stanford Regional.

He led UCI with a 71.28 average this season.

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