Women's Golf Spotlight: Megan Kim
Women's Golf Finishes Strong in Las Vegas, Ties for 12th to Finish Fall
Freshman (2014-15) ... U-M Academic Achievement Award ... Played in nine tournaments, with eight starts ... Played in three fall and all six spring events ... Started final eight events ... Led U-M in three events ... Posted a career-best tie for ninth in the stroke play qualifier at the East & West Match Play Championships (Sept. 20-22) ... Played in first Big Ten Championships (April 24-26), leading U-M and tying for 13th at 220 (69-76-75) ... Helped U-M to a fifth-place team finish with a U-M Big Ten Tournament record 882 team total, which was the best finish since 2008 and the ninth top-five finish in U-M history ... Helped U-M post the second lowest team total (287) in U-M history in the second round of the Hurricane Invitational (March 2-4) ... Went 1-1 in match play at the East & West Match Play Championships ... Went 2-2 in match play at the SDSU Farms Invitational (March 23-25) ... Ended first season averaging 76.04 strokes per round, which was the second best freshman season average ... Shot 19 of 23 rounds below 80, with seven at-or-below 75 and two under 70 ... Shot a career-best four-under 67 in the second round of the Hurricane Invitational ... Posted second sub-70 round with a three-under 69 in the first round of the Big Ten Championships ... Averaged 228.71 per 54-hole event, which was second best on team ... Tallied a career-best 36-hole tournament total of 148 (72-76) at the East & West Match Play Championship, which is the second lowest tally in U-M history ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of 220 (69-76-75) at the Big Ten Championships.
Prep Career ... Mira Costa High School (2014) ... Coached by Bob Timberlake (2010-12) and Tim Kelly (2013) ... Bay League Player of the Year (2011) ... All-Bay League, first team (2011, '13) ... Four-time Daily Breeze All-Area selection (2010, '11, '12, '13) ... Led Mira Costa to four straight Bay League titles (2010, '11, '12, '13) ... Led Mira Costa to the 2013 CIF Central Division title, which is the first golf title, girls or boys, in school history, a third-place CIF finish and a fourth-place CIF/WSCGA Regional, tying for 16th (74) and the 2013 Knabe Cup title, finishing as the medalist runner-up (74) ... Became the first girl or boy from Mira Cost to make CIF State Championship Final after finishing as the medalist runner-up (72) at the 2011 CIF/WSCGA Regional ... Tied for 22nd (78) at the 2011 CIF Final ... Tied for 51st (79) at the 2012 CIF/WSCGA Regional ... Helped Team SoCal win 2013 Oak Valley Cup ... Junior Golf: Qualified for 2014 U.S. Public Links (73), missed match play cut (78-78/156) ... Medalist runner-up at 2014 Kraft Nabisco Junior Challenge (71) ... Fifth at the 2014 Los Angeles City Junior Golf Championship (78-71-69/218, -7) ... Eighth at the 2013 AJGA Randy Wise Junior ... Finished 27th at Arizona Silverbelle (72-72-75/219) ... Qualified for 2012 U.S. Girls Championship, missed match play cut ... Medalist at the 2012 Toyota Tour Cup in Santa Ana, Calif. ... Medalist runner-up at the 2012 JAGS Desert Classic ... Fourth at the 2012 AJGA Boyne Highlands (74-75-73/222).
Personal ... Given name is Megan Kim ... Born on May 30, 1996 in Torrance, Calif. ... Daughter of Helen and Peter Kim ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undecided major ... Right-Handed.
What's in Kim's Bag? ... Driver: TaylorMade R1 ... Woods: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 ... Irons: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 ... Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 ... Putter: Odyssey Black Widow ...Ball: Bridgestone B330RX ... Glove: None ... Favorite Club: Putter ... Favorite Course: Los Angeles Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.) ... Best Career Round (Course, City): 68 (River Ridge Golf Club, Oxnard Calif.) ... Superstitions: None.