Men's Golf


David Kim
David Kim

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Redondo Beach, Calif.

High School:
Mira Costa

Birthdate:
01/29/1994

07/18/2014

2013-14 Illinois Men's Golf Season Review

Illini Continue to be a Factor on National Scene

05/04/2014

Danielson Shares Medalist Honors but Illini Streak Ends

Illinois Finishes Second at Big Ten Championships, Ending 5-Year Title Streak

05/03/2014

Illini in Second Heading into Final Round at Big Tens

Danielson Second Individually After Firing Saturday's Best Round

05/02/2014

Illini 1 Shot Back at Halfway Point of Big Tens

Campbell in 3rd, Danielson 7th After 36 Holes

04/30/2014

#8 Illini in Search of Sixth-Straight Big Ten Title

Illinois Attempts to Become Only Second B1G School to Win 6 Consecutive Titles

05/03/2014

2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships Day 2

Photos from the third round of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships.

05/02/2014

2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships Day 1

Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships

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:
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.

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)
2013-14 312,28773.7768 (-4)208 (-2)
Total 543,99473.9668 (-4)208 (-2)

Updated June 27, 2014

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