Rookies Band Together to Move Program Forward Despite Different Backgrounds
Illinois Shoots Eighth-Best Round of Tournament in Final Round
Illini Freshman Shoots 2 of Team's Best 3 Rounds on Day
Illini Face Strong, Deep Field in Georgia
Rough Day Sends Illinois to 12th-Place Finish in Arizona
2012-13: 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 ... Plans to major in sports management ... 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
|Kim's Career Statistics|
|Year||Rounds||Strokes||Stroke Average||Low Round||Low 54-Hole Score|
|2012-13||23||1,707||74.22||71 (-1)||217 (+4)|
Updated April 2013