Kim Travels to NCAA Regional Championships

GOBRONCOSDOTCOM T.K. Kim has finished under par in each of his last three tournaments.
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T.K. Kim has finished under par in each of his last three tournaments.
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May 14, 2013

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State senior men's golfer T.K. Kim will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships May 16-18, at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.

Kim is just the fifth Bronco selected to participate in the NCAA Regional Championships in school history, and the first since Troy Merritt in 2008.

Palouse Ridge will play at 7,308 yards and a par 72 for the tournament. The field will play 18 holes each day, Thursday through Saturday, with first-round tee times beginning at 9 a.m. (MT).

In all, 14 schools and five individuals will compete at the Pullman Regional.

The top individual not on one of the five advancing teams at each of the six NCAA Regional sites will earn a trip to the NCAA Championships at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Atlanta, May 28-June 2.

Kim, who was named to the All-Mountain West Team last week, has played at Palouse Ridge each of the last two seasons. In the season-opening Itani Quality Homes Collegiate (Sept. 10-11, 2012), he finished tied for fourth after carding a three-round total of 220 (75-72-73, +4).

At last season's Palouse Collegiate (Sept. 12-13, 2011), he carded a 2-over 215 (71-72-72), finishing tied for 13th.

Kim has finished under par in each of the last three tournaments in which he has played, including a fifth-place effort at the MW Championships, May 3-5. He concluded the event with a 54-hole total of 211 (71-69-71, -2), one of only seven individuals in the field to finish the tournament under par.

Kim finished in the top 25 in each of the team's 11 tournaments this season, tied for the second-most such efforts in school history. Included were three top 10s, giving him seven for his career - tied for the eighth-most in school history. His 19-career top-25 finishes are tied for the fourth-most all-time at Boise State.

He averaged 72.29 strokes per round in 2012-13, the fifth-lowest in school history.

Tournament-host Washington State has set up a website dedicated to the NCAA West Regional, including links to live, hole-by-hole scoring. To access the site, CLICK HERE.