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).