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Lion Kim
Lion Kim

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Mary, Fla.

High School:
Lake Mary Prep

Swing:
Right


At Michigan ... Two-time Division I PING All-America, honorable mention (2009, '11) ... Fifth Wolverine to earn multiple All-America honors ... Three-time Division I PING All-Midwest Region (2009, '10, '11) ... Two-time All-Big Ten, second team (2010, '11) ... Helped U-M to four straight NCAA regional appearances ... Helped U-M win program's first regional team title -- 2011 NCAA Central Regional at Wolf Run Golf Course ... Helped U-M advance to NCAA Championships twice (2009, '11) ... Helped U-M to a national semifinalist finish in 2009 ... Started 51-of-52 career events ... Led U-M in 18 career events ... Posted 21 top-20 finishes, with 12 top-10 and seven top-five ... Two-time medalist -- 2010 Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 4-5) and 2011 NCAA Central Regional (May 19-21) ... Shot 50 career rounds at-or-below par ... Shot a career-best 65, twice -- first round (-7) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate (Oct. 23-24) and third round (-6) at the NCAA Central Regional, which is tied for the second lowest round in U-M history ... Holds a 73.26 career scoring average, which ranks third all-time at U-M ... Holds a 6-5-0 career match play record.

Senior (2010-11) ... Division I PING All-America, honorable mention ... Division I PING All-Midwest Region ... All-Big Ten Second Team ... Team Captain ... Ufer Senior Award recipient, one of five chosen ... Michigan Daily Student of the Year, one of 10 chosen ... Started 12 events, missed two events due to participation in the Masters ... Played in all five fall and seven spring events ... Led U-M in six events ... Posted seven top-20 finishes, five top-10 and four top five ... Medalist at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 26-27) at six-under 207 (69-71-67) ... Co-medalist at the NCAA Central Regional (May 19-21) at eight-under 205 (71-69-65) ... Helped U-M to team title at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 26-27) ... Helped U-M to a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 11-12), finishing with a 2-1 record ... Helped U-M to a tie for sixth-place team finish at Big Ten Championships (April 29-May 1) ... Finished 40th individually at 307 (78-78-78-73) ... Helped U-M earn bid to the NCAA Central Regional (May 19-21), its fourth straight regional appearance ... Helped U-M win first regional title in program history ... Became U-M's first regional medalist after tying for honor ... Helped U-M advance to the NCAA Championships (May 31-June 2) for the second time in three years ... Tied for third at one-under 215 (72-70-73) ... Helped U-M to a 10th-place team finish at NCAA Championships, missing the NCAA Match Play Finals by three strokes ... Ended fourth season averaging 72.09 strokes per round, setting the U-M senior single season record ... Shot 34-of-34 rounds below 80, with 28 at-or-below 75 and seven sub-70 rounds ... Shot 19 rounds of par-or-better ... Shot a career-best 65, twice -- first round (-7) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate (Oct. 23-24) and third round (-6) at the NCAA Central Regional ... Averaged 214.40 per 54-hole event ... Posted five 54-hole events at-or-below par -- eight-under 205 (71-69-65) at the NCAA Central Regional, seven-under 209 (65-72-72) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate, six-under 207 (69-71-67) at the Windon Memorial Classic, three-under 213 (72-69-72) at the Rod Myers Invitational and one-under 215 (72-70-73) at the NCAA Championships ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of eight-under 205 (71-69-65) at the NCAA Central Regional ... Tallied a season-best 72-hole tournament total of 307 (78-78-78-73) at the Big Ten Championships.

2011 Masters ... Received invitation to compete as amateur in Masters after winning the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... Tied for 64th with his 76-72/148 total (+4) and missed the cut ... Paired with 2012 Ryder Cup captains José María Olazábal and Davis Love III for the first two rounds ... Hired local area caddie, Louis Laurence throughout the week ... Played practice rounds with K.J. Choi, Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini, Hiroyuki Fujita ... Played Par 3 Contest with Bubba Watson and Aaron Baddeley ... One of six amateurs in field -- Oklahoma State's Peter Uihlein (U.S. Amateur champion), Stanford's David Chung (U.S. Amateur runner-up), Jin Jeong (British Amateur champion), Hideki Matsuyama (Asian Amateur champion), and Nathan Smith (U.S. Mid-Amateur champion).

2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... Following a seven-plus hour weather delay, posted a 6-and-5 championship match win over David McDaniel to win the 85th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Bryan Park's Champions Course in Greensboro, N.C. ... With the victory earned an invitation to the 2011 Masters at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club ... In addition received a gold medal, custody of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship Trophy for one year, a three-year exemption through local qualifying for the U.S. Open and a two-year full exemption into the U.S. Amateur (2010 and 2011) ... Tied for 21st in stroke play, 143 (73-70) to earn the No. 21 seed for match play ... First Round, defeated No. 44 Ross Canavan, 6-and-5 ... Second Round, defeated No. 12 Joon Heui Lee, 1-up ... Third Round, defeated No. 37 Chase Wright, 2-and-1 ... Quarterfinal, defeated No. 20 Chris Williams, 1-up ... Semifinal, defeated No. 25 Kevin Phelan, 1-up ... Championship, defeated No. 39 David McDaniel, 6-and-5.

Junior (2009-10) ... Division I PING All-Midwest Region ... All-Big Ten Second Team ... Started all 13 tournaments, one of four Wolverines to do so ... Played in all six fall and all seven spring events ... Led U-M in five events ... Posted four top-20 finishes, including two top-10 and one top-five ... Posted a season-best individual finish, tying for medalist runner-up honors at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms (Sept. 26-27) ... Played in additional fall event, following invitation to compete as an individual to the Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic (Nov. 23-24) ... Tied for 13th with a total of even-par 213 (67-73-73) ... Helped U-M to team title at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms ... Helped U-M to a sixth-place team finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 12-13), finishing with a 2-1 record ... Helped U-M to a fourth-place team finish at Big Ten Championships (April 30-May 2) ... Finished 29th individually at 299 (73-73-77-76) ... Helped U-M tie for sixth-place team finish at the NCAA Central Regional (May 20-22), its third straight regional appearance ... Tied for 28th individually at 213 (74-69-70) ... Ended third season averaging 72.28 strokes per round, setting the U-M junior single season record ... Shot 36-of-36 rounds below 80, with 31 at-or-below 75 and seven sub-70 rounds ... Shot 15 rounds at-or-below par ... Shot a season-best 67, three times -- second round (-5) at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms, first round (-4) at the Western Refining All America Classic and second round (-4) at the Fresno State Lexus Classic ... Averaged 215.80 per 54-hole event ... Posted five 54-hole events at-or-below par -- nine-under 207 (69-67-71) at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms, seven-under 209 (70-69-70) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate, even-par 213 (67-73-73) at the Western Refining All-America Classic, even-par 213 (71-68-74) at the FAU Spring Break Championship (March 26-28), even-par 216 (70-73-73) Puerto Rico Classic ... Tallied a career-best 36-hole tournament total of 145 (75-70) at the Brickyard Collegiate (Oct. 10-12) ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of nine-under 207 (69-67-71) at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms ... Tallied a season-best 72-hole tournament total of 299 (73-73-77-76) at the Big Ten Championships.

Sophomore (2008-09) ... Division I PING All-America, honorable mention ... Division I PING All-Midwest Region ... Started all 14 tournaments, one of three Wolverines to do so ... Started all five fall and all nine spring events ... Led U-M in five events ... Posted six top-20 finishes, including two top-10, and two top-5 ... Posted a season-best tie for fourth individually at the FAU Spring Break Championship (March 27-29) ... Helped U-M to two team titles -- Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 13-14) and Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 20-21) ... Helped U-M to a runner-up finish at the inaugural Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 13-14), finishing with a 1-1 record ... Helped U-M tie for eighth at Big Ten Championships (May 1-3) ... Finished 14th individually at 293 (72-73-74-74) ... Helped U-M to a fifth-place team finish at the NCAA Southwest Regional (May 14-16) ... Helped U-M advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time 12 years ... Tied for 18th individually at 222 (73-76-73) ... U-M's second straight regional appearance ... Helped U-M advanced to NCAA Team Match Play Finals after a sixth-place stroke play team finish ... Tied for 13th individually at 214 (72-68-74) ... Helped U-M advance to national semifinal after 3-2 win over No. 3 seed USC in quarterfinal ... Lost to No. 7 seed and eventual national champion Texas A&M, 3-1-1 in semifinal ... Finished with a 1-1 match play record ... Ended second season averaging 72.89 strokes per round, just the second Wolverine in history of program to average under 73 in a season ... Shot 37-of-37 rounds under 80, with 32 at-or-below 75 and five sub-70 rounds ... Shot 10 rounds at-or-below par ... Shot a season-best four-under 67 in the third round of the FAU Spring Break Championship (March 27-29)... Averaged 218.55 per 54-hole event ... Posted one 54-hole event at-or-below par -- one-under 212 (70-75-67) at the FAU Spring Break Championship ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of one-under 212 (70-75-67) at the FAU Spring Break Championship ... Tallied a career-best 72-hole tournament total of 293 (72-73-74-74) at Big Ten Championships.

Freshman (2007-08) ... Played in all 13 events, with 12 starts ... Played in all six fall and all seven spring events ... Led U-M in two events ... Posted four top-20 finishes, including two top-10 ... Posted a season-best 10th place individually, two times - Purdue Midwest Shootout (Sept. 8) and Puerto Rico Classic ... Helped U-M to two team titles -- Purdue's Midwest Shootout and the Wolverine at Mission Inn (Nov. 5-6) ... Helped U-M to runner-up finishes at Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 22-23) and The Maxwell (May 10-11) ... Helped U-M to fifth-place team finish at Big Ten Championships (April 25-27), its best finish in 10 years ... Tied for 26th individually at 303 (77-76-75-75) ... Helped U-M tie for 12th-place team finish at the NCAA Central Regional (May 15-17), its first regional appearance in eight years ... Tied for 85th individually at 231 (75-78-78) ... Ended first season averaging 75.58 strokes per round ... Shot 33-of-38 rounds under 80, with 22 at or below 75 and two sub-70 rounds ... Shot six rounds at-or-below par ... Shot a season-best four-under 68 in the second round at Puerto Rico Classic ... Tallied a career-best 18-hole tournament total of 74 at Purdue's Midwest Shootout ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of three-under 213 (76-68-69) at the Puerto Rico Classic ... Tallied a season-best 72-hole tournament total of 303 (77-76-75-75) at the Big Ten Championships.

Prep ... Lake Mary Prep School (2007) ... No. 2 rated senior in the country by Golfweek ... Medalist runner-up at the 2006 Florida State Championships, competed as individual ... Medalist at the 2006 Region 4 (71) ... Helped Lake Mary Prep golf team to a District Finals appearance (2005) and the District title (2006) ... Nine-hole match scoring average of 33.75 (2006) ... Two-time team captain (2005, `06) ... Three-time AJGA All-America (2004, third team and 2005, 2006 honorable mention) ... Two-time selection for the AJGA Canon Cup - a tournament that puts the top 10 boys east of the Mississippi against the top 10 boys from west of the Mississippi ... Throughout his AJGA career, tallied 17 top 20 individual finishes ... In 2006, Qualifier for the USGA Junior Amateur championship ... Qualifier for the USGA Amateur Championship ... Medalist runner-up at the Bridgestone Golf Junior Classic ... Quarterfinalist at AJGA Polo Classic ... Fourth place finishes at the Junior Heritage, the Bobby Chapman and the Ringold Telephone Junior Classic ... Tied for 14th at the PING Invitational ... Tied for 16th at the Thunderbird International Junior ... In 2004, Medalist at AJGA Avila Junior Classic ... Medalist runner-up at AJGA Robert Trent Jones Trial Classic.

Personal ... Given name Jun Min Kim ... Son of Yong and Hyun Kim ... Born March 10, 1989 in Seoul, South Korea ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts ... General Studies major ... Nickname: "Lion," given by parents.

What's In Kim's Bag? ... Driver: TaylorMade R11 9.0 degree with Motore F1 Shaft ... Woods: Titleist 910F-d 13.5 degree with Project X Shaft ... Hybrids: Cobra Baffler 16 degree & 20 degree with Fujikura Speeder Shaft ... Irons: Titleist AP2 (4-PW) with Project X 6.0 shaft ... Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled C-C 54 degree & 60 degree ... Putter: Titleist Newport 2 Prototype ... Ball: Titleist Pro V1x ... Glove: Titleist ... Favorite Club: Putter ... Favorite Course: Augusta National (Augusta, Ga.) ... Career Best Round (Course): 64, Battleground Country Club (Manalapan, N.J.) ... Superstitions/Rituals: I do the same warm-up routine before the tournament round, mark golf balls with red sharpie.

Year

Events

Starts

Rounds

Strokes

Average

Top 18

Top 36

Top 54

Top 72

Match Play

Top 5

Top 10

Top 20

Par or Under

2007-08

13

12

38

2872

75.58

68

-

213

303

-

0

2

4

6

2008-09

14

14

37

2697

72.89

67

-

212

293

2-3-0

2

2

6

10

2009-10

13

13

36

2602

72.28

67

145

207

299

2-1-0

1

3

4

15

2010-11

12

12

34

2451

72.09

65

-

205

307

2-1-0

4

5

7

19

Career

52

51

145

10622

73.26

65

145

205

293

6-5-0

7

12

21

50

   

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