Kim Wins Caldwell Amateur at Purple Sage
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State junior men’s golfer Taeksoo Kim captured the Caldwell Amateur at Purple Sage Golf Course this past weekend, winning in a playoff after carding a 54-hole total of 205 (-8; 68-68-69) at the par-71, 6,753-yard course.

Kim chipped in for a birdie on the first hole to win the playoff.

“There are a lot of names from Boise State on that trophy, including Troy Merritt and Graham DeLaet,” Kim said. “It was cool to put my name on it as well.”

The victory for Kim came a week prior to the Broncos’ season-opening tournament next week, the Cougar Classic hosted by Washington State at Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman, Wash.

“I’ve been playing pretty well,” Kim said. “Everything is a lot more solid, and I drove the ball really well which is something I worked on this summer.”

Kim didn’t play in a lot of tournaments during the offseason. Instead, he traveled to South Korea – where he was born – and worked on swing mechanics. Even though he captured the title, Kim feels like he could have played a lot better.

“My putting was terrible (at the Caldwell Amateur), but the feel is coming back and I should be good within the next couple of days.”

Kim was just one of a number of current Boise State golfers to play in the tournament, none of which posted a score higher than 6-over during the three rounds.

“I think we are a deep team this year. There are nine guys and they’re all pretty good. You need to be at the top of your game if you’re going to play, and that is pushing us all to do better.”

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