T.K. Kim is the first Bronco to appear at the NCAA Regional Championships since 2008.
May 16, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - Boise State senior men's golfer T.K. Kim carded a 1-under-par 71 in the opening round at the NCAA West Regional Championships, Thursday.
He is tied for 36th at the par-72, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Course, two strokes back of the top 25.
Kim birdied the second hole, but a bogey on No. 3 dropped him back to even. He posted 11-consecutive pars before notching his second birdie of the day at the 15th.
Kim closed with three-straight pars, finishing at par-or-better for the seventh time in his last eight rounds.
Sam Smith of USC leads the event after firing a course-record 10-under 62 on the opening day, while California leads a field of 14 schools with a team score of 265 (-23).
The top individual not on one of the five advancing teams at the NCAA Regional will earn a trip to the NCAA Championships at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Atlanta, May 28-June 2. The individual that currently holds that distinction, Will Pearson of Memphis, opened with a 7-under 65 and is tied for third place.
Kim is the first Bronco to appear at the NCAA Regional Championships since Troy Merritt in 2008, and just the fifth individual from Boise State all-time.
Live, hole-by-hole scoring for the second round is available HERE.