Aug. 4, 2011
(GLENVIEW, IL) - Incoming Cal freshman Michael Kim's run at the 109th Western Amateur ended on Thursday when he fell short of reaching match play and finished tied for 50th overall. Kim was the only one of six players affiliated with the Cal men's golf participating in the event to make the cut after the first two rounds Tuesday and Wednesday at the North Shore Country Club.
Kim finished his four stroke-play rounds in the tournament with a seven-over par score of 291. He began Thursday's 36 holes of action at two-over par following consecutive one-over par rounds of 72 on each of the first two days.
Kim shot a three-over par 74 during his first round Thursday and then a two-over par 73 over his final 18 holes. His first round included a lone birdie on the par-four 15th hole and three bogeys. He had three birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey during his second round.
Brandon Hagy (71-74 - 145, +3), Max Homa (75-72 - 147, +5), George Gandranta (72-76 - 148, +6), Michael Weaver (75-75 - 150, +8) and Ben An (80-77 - 157, +15) also played in the first two rounds for the Bears but did not make the cut after two rounds, finishing tied for 56th, 77th, 85th, 101st and 145th, respectively.
Chris Williams (66-66-70-66 - 268, -16) set a new stroke play record for the event to earn individual medalist honors and is one of 16 golfers to advance to match play. The round of 16 and quarterfinal rounds of match play are scheduled for Friday, with the semifinals and final slated for Saturday.