Photos from day one of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Friday, September 13, 2013.
2013-14: Ranked fifth on the team with a 73.77 stroke average, including a low round of 68 (-4) at Louisiana Classics and a low 54-hole score of 208 (-2) at The Macdonald Cup ... Had two top-10 finishes and four top-25 finishes on the season ... Had 10 rounds under par and three even-par rounds in 2013-14 ... Illinois has counted 70.97 percent of his rounds (22 of 31) on the season ... Tied for 11th at the Boilermaker Invitational with a 2-over-par 218 ... Tied for 20th at Louisiana Classics after a 3-over 219 ... Recorded a 72.58 stroke average over 12 rounds in the fall, including a low round of 69 (-1) and a low 54-hole score of 208 (-2) ... Finished third at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a 1-over-par 214, including two rounds of 70 ... Tied for eighth at The Macdonald Cup with a 208 (-2), including two 69s on the par-70 course ... Tied for fifth at the Saguaro Amateur at Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz., in January with a 54-hole score of 208 (-5) and all three rounds under par.
2012-13: Competed in seven tournaments, three as a part of the team ... Recorded a season stroke average of 74.22 ... Posted a season-best 217 at the Wolf Run Invitational and equaled it at the Desert Shootout ... Recorded a season-best 71 four times ... Posted one round under par and four at par on the season ... Tied for third at the USA Individual Tournament with a 74-72=146 ... Competed in all four fall tournaments, finishing as high as 10th ... Tied for 10th while playing as an individual as the D.A. Weibring Invitational, where he carded an 8-over-par 221, including a fall season-best round of even-par 71 ... Carded a fall season-best 217 with an even-par 71 to finish tied for 13th at the Wolf Run Invitational while playing as an individual.
Captain of Mira Costa High School golf team in 2011 and 2012 ... Daily Breeze Player of the Year 2010-12 ... Bay League All Area Player of the Year 2009-12 ... Reached match play round at the 2011 U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills Golf Course ... Runner-up at the 2012 L.A. City Junior Championship after losing in a playoff ... Placed in the top 15 seven times in American Junior Golf Association tournaments ... Low career round was a 61 at Skylinks in Long Beach, Calif, which tied the course record.
Born on Jan. 29, 1994 ... Son of Peter and Helen Kim ... Has two sisters, Megan and Ashley ... Majoring in communication ... Enjoys working out and spending time with friends.
Getting to Know David Kim
Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant ... Favorite professional sports teams: L.A. Lakers and L.A. Dodgers ... Favorite Restaurant on campus: Chipotle ... Favorite TV show: Sportscenter ... Favorite movie: Anchorman ... How I started playing golf: Through my cousins ... Favorite course: Bel Air Country Club ... Dream vacation and why: Korea, because it's where my parents are from ... Dream job: PGA Tour professional.
What's in the bag?
Driver: R11 TaylorMade
Woods: RBZ Stage 2
Irons: TaylorMade MC