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    David Kim
    David Kim
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Redondo Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa

    Birthdate:
    01/29/1994

    04/20/2014

    #8 Illini Finish Second at Boilermaker Invite

    Illinois Can't Hold Off Hard-Charging Hawkeyes in Final Round

    04/19/2014

    #8 Illini Lead by 5 Shots at Boilermaker Invite

    3 Illinois Players Inside Top 12; All 5 Inside Top 20

    04/06/2014

    #8 Illini Finish 4th at 3M Augusta Invitational

    Detry Ties for 4th After Final-Round 69

    03/21/2014

    #6 Illini Take on Talented Field at Valspar Invitational

    Valspar Invitational at Floridian Boasts 4 Top-10 Teams, 10 in Top 25

    03/11/2014

    #6 Illini Hold Off LSU for Louisiana Classics Title

    Illinois Wins Tournament for Second-Straight Season, 3rd Time in 4 Years

    09/15/2013

    Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational Day 1

    Photos from day two of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

    09/15/2013

    Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational Day 3

    Photos from day three of the 2013 Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

    09/14/2013

    Olympia Fields CC/Fighting Illini Invitational Day 1

    Photos from day one of the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational on Friday, September 13, 2013.

    At Illinois
    2013-14:
    Tied for fourth on the team with a 73.15 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 ... Has two top-10 finishes and four top-25 finishes on the season ... Has 10 rounds under par and three even-par rounds in 2013-14 ... Illinois has counted 74.07 percent of his rounds (20 of 27) 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.

    High School
    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.

    Personal
    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
    Putter: TaylorMade
    Ball: ProV1X

    Kim's Career Statistics
    YearRoundsStrokesStroke AverageLow RoundLow 54-Hole Score
    2012-13 231,70774.2271 (-1)217 (+4)
    2013-14 271,97573.1568 (-4)208 (-2)
    Total 503,68273.6468 (-4)208 (-2)

    Updated April 24, 2014

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