Women's Golf Inks Highly Rated Kyung Kim|
Nov. 14, 2011
Kyung Kim of Chandler Ariz., one of the highest rated prep golfers in the country with an impressive amateur pedigree, has signed a National Letter of Intent, USC women's golf coach Andrea Gaston announced Monday (Nov. 14).
Kim, a senior at Hamilton High in Chandler, was a 2011 member of both the U.S. Junior Solheim Cup Team and the West Wyndham Cup Team and qualified to compete in the U.S. Women's Open.
"We are happy to have Kyung Kim join the Trojan Family next season. She is a terrific young lady who will bring balance to our team. She is solid academically and has had great success on the course," Gaston said. "She has plenty of national tournament experience and also has a team mentality having competed for the U.S. on the Junior Solheim Cup Team and the West Wyndham Cup Team. Kyung knows what it means to work hard, and she has been a consistent performer who will make an immediate impact on our team."
The sixth-ranked junior in the country and the second-ranked in her class according to Golfweek Sagarin, Kim is a four-time 2011 Rolex Junior All-American, twice as a first teamer. She was the 2010 Arizona High School Player of the Year and has been Arizona All-State first team three years in a row (2009-11).
Kim has won three AJGA events (she had four AJGA top 10 finishes in 2011) and posted three seconds and five thirds. Among her wins were the 2010 PING Phoenix Junior and the 2011 Heather Farr Classic.