Lim, Kang Named PING All-America H.M. Picks
June 20, 2012
USC senior Steve Lim and sophomore Jeffrey Kang, who together helped lead USC to two titles on the season, including the 2012 Ann Arbor Regional crown, and a trip to the NCAA Championships final, were named to the 2012 PING All-American team as honorable mention selections.
Lim led the Trojans with a 71.59 stroke average, earning All-Pac-12 first team honors thanks to seven rounds in the 60s, two top 3 finishes and six in the top 14. He led USC to a four-stroke win at the Gifford Collegiate Championship to close the fall slate, notching his first-career collegiate victory with an 11-under 202 (66-67-69). He tied for third at the San Diego Intercollegiate with an even 216 (288-299-290 and tied for 11th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters at 3-over 219 (75-70-74). He also tied for 13th at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at 1-under 215 (66-73-76) as well as at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional at 3-over 2-under 211 (72-70-69) and tied for 14th at the Barona Collegiate Cup at 5-under 211 (70-73-68).
Kang, second on the team in stroke average (72.00) with a team-high-tying nine rounds in the 60s, earned Pac-12 second team honors for the second year in a row. He posted his first college victory after winning a one-hole playoff to nab the Amer Ari at Waikoloa Beach. He finished regulation at 11-under 205 (67-69-69) and used a par on the first playoff hole for the win. He had five top 10 finishes and six in the top 12. He took10th at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional at 4-under 209 (75-67-67). He was also sixth at the Gifford Collegiate and tied for eighth at the San Diego Intercollegiate at 3-over 219 (72-75-72) during a stretch of three top 8 finishes in a row. He tied for 10th at the U.S. Intercollegiate at 2-over 212 (70-70-72) and took 12th at the Pac-12 Championships at 3-under 285 (73-70-71-70).