Women's Golf

    Kim Santiago
    Kim Santiago


    Lynnwood, Wash.

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    THIS SEASON: Kim Santiago is a 2014 sophomore who will continue to work hard as a valuable backup in the strong Trojan lineup.

    2012-2013: Santiago played in seven events as a 2013 freshman, including four times as a starter and helped USC to wins at the Stanford Intercollegiate and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate ... She posted a season-low 75 twice, including as a counter round in USC's win at Stanford. Her other came at the Bruin Wave Invitational, where she turned in a season-best tie for 48th. She also tied for 58th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge ... Santiago earned WGCA All-American Scholar honors.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Santiago prepped at Edmonds-Woodway in Lynnwood, Wash., where she was an accomplished junior golfer She is a two-time Scholastic Junior All-American (2011-2012) ... She represented the U.S. three times (2009-2011) at the North Pacific Juniors Ladies Team Matches and posted a pair of top 6 finishes in 2011 at the AJGA Rochester Open and the AJGA Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out. Also in 2011, she won the JRGT Olympian Open and finished first at the Washington Junior Golf Association Qualifier at Sudden Valley (Wash.) GCC ... She was the 2010 WJGA Oveall Girls' Champion, took first at the AJGA Qualifier at Long Island, N.Y., and posted two Top 6 finishes at the AJGA Lessing's Classic and the AJGA Killington Junior Golf Championship ... She was the 2008 & 2009 WJGA State Junior Champion (14-15 Age Division) and was medalist at the 2009 AJGA Qualifier at Wenatchee.

    PERSONAL: Santiago is majoring computer engineering and computer science ... She has played viola since the fifth grade and participated in her high school's chamber orchestra...She also performed Beethoven's Romance No. 2 in a master works concert.


    Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?
    Jeremy Lin. As a Harvard graduate who became a successful professional athlete, he is a great role model.

    If you could play with any 3 people in the history of the world, who would it be?
    Claude Debussy, Leon Trotsky, and Pi Patel.

    Why did you choose to come to USC?
    After taking my five official visits I realized that with USC being a "hidden Ivy" and one of the top ranked teams in the nation, it matched my dream school perfectly.

    What is your favorite golf course?
    Princeville Prince course in Kauai.

    What is your favorite band or musical artist?

    What is your favorite USC home golf course?
    L.A. C.C.

    What is your greatest golf memory?
    My first time winning the Washington state championship when I was 14. That was when I really started to like golf.

    What is your favorite type of food?

    What do you like to do when you're not playing golf?
    Study and play piano.

    Tell us something about yourself that people don't likely know about you.
    I do have a sense of humor.