THIS SEASON Steve Lim returns for his 2012 senior season as USC's active leader in rounds in the 60s and will begin his third consecutive year as a full-time starter.
2010-2011 Lim, as a 2011 junior, was a 2011 All-Pac-10 second teamer (for the second year in a row) and finished second on the team in stroke average (72.59) with seven rounds in the 60s ... He had a top 60 ranking last year, thanks in part to three top 6 finishes, including a season-best tie for second at the 2011 NCAA San Diego Regional, where he carded a 7-under 209 (68-71-70). He also tied for fourth at the ASU Thunderbird with a 4-under 209 (70-68-71) and was sixth at 3-under 213 (69-69-75) at the U.S. Collegiate Championship ... He had six other top 30 finishes, including a tie for 17th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters at 6-over 222 (75-74-73), a tie for 22nd at the Amer Ari Invitational at 4-under 212 (70-73-69) and a tie for 27th at the USC Collegiate Invitational at 5-over 218 (69-81-68) ... At the 2011 NCAA Championships, he tied for 56th at 9-over 225 (78-72-75) ... Lim's 2011 summer results included a tie for seventh at the 112th SCGA Amateur Championship at 3-over 281.
2009-2010 Lim, ranked among the top 75 as a 2010 sophomore, was a 2010 NCAA All-West Region selection and an All-Pac-10 second teamer after he posted four top 13 finishes and eight in the top 32 ... He was second on the squad in stroke average (72.81) and had a team-best nine rounds in the 60s ... His highest finish was a tied for third at The Prestige at 4-under 212 (72-71-69). He also tied for eighth at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational after battling for first for most of the event, finishing with a 5-under 208 (68-65-75) ... He tied for 13th at the Gifford Collegiate (4-under 212, 70-69-73) and at the USC Collegiate (2-under 211, 69-73-69). In the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship, he won three of his four matches ... Lim tied for 29th at the NCAA Regional and tied for 41st at the NCAA Championships.
2008-2009 Lim came on strong as a 2009 freshman, becoming a regular member of USC's starting five and playing well in the postseason. In nine outings with the Trojans, he had four top 20 finishes, highlighted by his tie for eighth at the 2009 USC Collegiate Invitational (when he was playing as an individual). He finished the event at 1-under 212 (71-71-70) ...His finest hour in 2009 was the final round at the 2009 NCAA West Regional, where he fired a season-best 66 to help USC qualify for the NCAA final by one stroke. He finished 17th at the regional at 4-under 212 (72-74-66) ... In the match play portion of the 2009 NCAA Championships, Lim won his head-to-head match against Michigan's Bill Rankin, 4&3 ... Among his other strong outings last year was a tie for18th at the U.S. Intercollegiate at 2-under 208 (70-70-68) and a tie for eighth at the Bill Cullum Invitational at 4-under 212 (69-70-73) ... He finished with three rounds in the 60s.
HIGH SCHOOL Lim prepped at Fairmont Prep Academy, where he was a Rolex AJGA All-American first teamer in 2008 and an honorable mention pick in 2006 and 2007 ... Won the 2008 Thunderbird International in 2008 ... Was a member of the 2008 AJGA Canon Cup Team ... Won 2008 CIF Regional title and led his team to its first ever CIF final ... Qualified for the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Amateur and for the 2007 U.S. Public Links ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Junior and to the round of 32 in 2006.
PERSONAL He was born June 11, 1990, he is the son of Moon Ho Lim and Oe Sook Kim.
PERSONAL NOTES Favorite Band: Kanye West Favorite Food: American food, Steaks Favorite Player: Tiger Woods Post USC Ambition: To play on PGA Tour