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  Michael Kim
Michael Kim

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Del Mar, CA

High School:
Torrey Pines HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150

Birthdate:
07/14/1993

Experience:
1L

06/03/2013

Homa and Kim Join Weaver in U.S. Open

Duo earns spots in Monday's sectional qualifying to give Cal three players in 2013 field at Merion.

06/03/2013

Max Homa Named SGA's National Amateur of the Month

Homa was NCAA Championship and Pac-12 Championship individual medalist in May, has qualified for U.S. Open in June.

06/03/2013

Seven Cal Affiliates in U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Monday

Hagy, Hahn, Hale, Homa, Kim, Tomasulo and Wi will attempt to join Weaver in 2013 U.S. Open field.

06/02/2013

Michael Kim Wins Jack Nicklaus Award

Sophomore becomes first Cal player to ever win national collegiate player of the year honors.

06/01/2013

Cal-Illinois in Match-Play Semis Saturday

Teams to tee off at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT.

05/18/2013

2013 NCAA Pullman Regional

2013 NCAA Pullman Regional

05/01/2013

Pac-12 Championship (May 1, 2013)

Pac-12 Championship (May 1, 2013)

04/30/2013

Pac-12 Championship (April 30, 2013)

Pac-12 Championship (April 30, 2013)

06/02/2012

NCAA Championship Match Play Quarterfinals vs. San Diego State (June 1, 2012)

NCAA Championship Match Play Quarterfinals vs. San Diego State (June 1, 2012)

06/02/2012

NCAA Championship Match Play Semifinals vs. Alabama (June 2, 2012)

NCAA Championship Match Play Semifinals vs. Alabama (June 2, 2012)

In The News: Cal Men's Golf Clips
Cal Career Stats
Rankings: Golfweek | Golfstat | World Amateur Golf | Scratch Players World Amateur


GENERAL: One of three finalists for The Ben Hogan Award ... No. 1 candidate for Haskins Award ... honorable mention All-American ... All-Region ... Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Year ... All-Pac-12 ... Palmer Cup selection (No. 1 Team USA ranking) ... R&A world amateur ranking (No. 9) ... Scratch Players world amateur ranking (No. 11) ... invited to 16-man Walker Cup practice squad and on watch list ... immediately became one of the team's top players in his first season at Cal in 2011-12 after a solid career as a junior golfer and has continued that in 2012-13 ... does everything extremely well ... manages his game magnificently and doesn't try to do too much ... tremendous short game inside 100 yards that is among the best in the history of Cal golf ... also a great bunker player and an excellent putter ... has improved his distance off the tee since coming to Cal and is hoping to improve by 20-30 yards during his collegiate career, which would be a tremendous benefit for him to reach his goal of playing on the PGA TOUR ... fierce competitor and strong mentally.

CAL CAREER: Has played in all 30 stroke play events and 77 rounds possible during his collegiate career, compiling a 70.73 stroke average that is the best among active Cal players on 5,446 total strokes ... has a career match-play record of 2.5-3.5, all in the spring of 2012 ... has twice shot a collegiate low round of 64 as a 2011-12 freshman in the second round at NCAA Stanford Regional and a 2012-13 sophomore in the first round at Alister MacKenzie Invitational ... has been an individual medalist four times, all during the 2012-13 campaign ... has a total of 11 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes, equaling Max Homa for the most top-five finishes among active Cal players and one behind Homa in career top-10 showings ... has posted Cal's top score or tied for its top score in a stroke-play event 10 times ... has played in NCAA Championship once, tying for 61st as a freshman in 2012 ... has played in two NCAA Regionals, tying for fourth at 2012 NCAA Stanford Regional and tying for 11 th at 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional ... has played in Pac-12 Championship twice, tying for 11th in 2013 after tying for 19th in 2012.

2012-13 (AS A SOPHOMORE): The nation's top-ranked player in the latest polls Golfweek (5/19) and Golfstat (5/21) who has been in the top spot since early March when the first rankings were released following his individual medalist honors at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters ... a candidate for National Player of the Year and All-American honors ... listed on top of the watch list for the Haskins Award given annually to the top player in collegiate golf by Golfweek ... one of three national finalists and Cal's first for The Ben Hogan Award given annually to the top collegiate player in amateur golf by the Golf Coaches Association of America ... Cal's first Pac-12 Men's Golfer of the Year ... first-team All-Pac-12 ... 2013 Palmer Cup selection after being listed on top of the final Palmer Cup Ranking (1.000) ... Team MVP ... featured in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd in the May 27, 2013 issue ... has a team-best 70.10 stroke average that is second nationally on 2,804 shots in 40 rounds over 13 events ... has earned individual medalist honors a single-season school-record four times ... won outright at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (67-72-73 - 212, -4) and Fresno State Lexus Classic (68-65-67 - 200, -16), with his 16-under par the best in his career and the best by a Cal player in 2012-13, with his total score of 200 equaling the lowest of his career in a 54-hole event ... shared title at Arizona Intercollegiate (70-69-65 - 204, -9) with teammate Joël Stalter ... reached a four-player playoff at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (76-67-69 - 212, -4) that was eventually won by Stanford's Patrick Rodgers ... has posted seven top-five performances, been in the top 10 on 10 occasions and posted no finishes lower than tied for 11th ... has been Pac-12 Player of the Month twice in October of 2012 and March of 2013 ... tied for second at Gopher Invitational (71-72-71 - 214, -2) and Western Intercollegiate (67-73-66 - 206, -4) ... tied fifth at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (64-71-69 - 204, -9) ... tied for sixth at Pac-12 Preview (71-69-70 - 210, -6) ... tied for ninth at John A. Burns Intercollegiate (74-75-72 - 221, +5) ... tied for 10th at PING/Golfweek Preview (73-68-70 - 211, +1) ... tied for 11th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (69-71-72 - 212, -1), Pac-12 Championship (71-73-72-71 - 287, +7) and NCAA Pullman Regional (69-68-74 - 211, -5) ... has been the team's top finisher or shared the honor a team-high seven times, accomplishing the feat outright at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, Pac-12 Preview, Fresno State Lexus Classic and Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, while tying for the team's best score at Gopher Invitational, Arizona Intercollegiate and Western Intercollegiate ... has shot under par in 10 of 13 tournaments, been under par in 22 of his 40 rounds and even par in six others ... tied for the lowest round of his collegiate career with a seven-under par 64 in the first round of MacKenzie ... has a 69.10 rating according to Golfweek and an overall record against individuals of 937-58-26, while he also posted the highest win totals in the nation against individuals currently in the top 25 (64-22-10), top 50 (110-34-12) and top 100 (182-45-15) ... one of the team's two players along with Max Homa to compete in each of the team's 13 events and 40 rounds.

2011-12 (AS A FRESHMAN): Honorable mention PING Division I All-American ... one of three Cal players to earn second-team All-Pac-12 and PING Division I All-West Region recognition along with Brandon Hagy and Max Homa, with the trio also sharing team MVP honors ... named the team's Newcomer of the Year honor and also picked up a first-year `Big C' award ... one of four players along with Hagy, Homa and Joël Stalter to participate in all 12 of the team's stroke-play events and each of its 37 stroke-play rounds ... posted a 71.41 stroke average on 2,642 shots ... posted a 2.5-3.5 match-play record and was the only Cal player to go 2-0 in his matches in the match-play portion of NCAA Championship after an 0.5-3.5 record at Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship ... had Cal's best or tied for best score in three stroke-play events (Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, Arizona Intercollegiate, Western Intercollegiate) ... ranked No. 35 nationally by Golfweek and No. 42 according to Golfstat in their final player rankings of the season ... had four top-five and five top-10 finishes ... top finish was a tie for third at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (70-65-66 - 201, -12) to help lead Cal to a share of the team crown along with Oregon, with his second-round 65 the lowest round by a Cal player in the tournament as well as tied for the fourth-lowest round ever at the time by a Cal player at the event ... tied for fourth at NCAA Stanford Regional (67-64-69 - 200, -10), with both his six-under par 64 in the second round and final total score tied for the lowest in his career ... tied for fifth in season-opening Wolverine Intercollegiate (68-69-74 - 211, -2) and spring-opening Arizona Intercollegiate (69-68-72 - 209, -4) ... tied for eighth at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (71-76-72 - 219, +3) ... tied for 11th at Western Intercollegiate (73-71-69 - 213, +3) ... tied for 13th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (67-73-70 - 210, -3) ... tied for 19th at Pac-12 Championship (73-73-70-74 - 290, +2) ... tied for 22nd at Golfweek Conference Challenge (72-76-73 - 221, +5) ... tied for 33rd at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (74-76-76 - 226, +10) ... tied for 35th at John A. Burns Intercollegiate (68-75-77 - 220, +4) ... tied for 61st at NCAA Championship (76-73-73 - 222, +9).

AMATEUR
2012 - Ended the year ranked second in California, seventh in U.S. and 20th in world according to amateurgolf.com, while he was 10th in the organization's tournament series ... qualified for the Round of 64 at U.S. Amateur and made Round of 16 at U.S. Public Links to highlight his match-play competition ... had five top-10 finishes in stroke-play events, with his highest finish of second at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (68-73 - 141) ... tied for second at Dogwood Invitational (69-69-67-78 - 273) ... third at State Fair Amateur (72-64-66 - 202) ... tied for fifth at Jones Cup Invitational (74-76-71 - 221) ... seventh at Sunnehanna Amateur (66-72-71-67 - 276) ... tied for 17th at Northeast Amateur (71-71-66-69 - 277) ... tied for 37th at Porter Cup (71-69-70-72 - 282).
2011 - Ended the year ranked 13th in California, 44th in U.S. and 91st in world according to amateurgolf.com ... tied for fourth at Dogwood Invitational (67-69-68-69 - 273) ... tied for eighth at Southern Amateur (72-74-67-68 - 281) ... tied for 12th at Sahalee Players Championship (70-76-69-78 - 293) ... tied for 15th at Pacific Coast Amateur (71-72-72-73 - 288) ... tied for 50th at Western Amateur (72-72-73-74 - 291) ... shot a low round of 63 at Crosby National Golf Club.
2010 - Ended the year ranked 41st in California, 251st in U.S. and 593rd in world according to amateurgolf.com ... a U.S. Open local qualifier and U.S. Amateur qualifying medalist ... won five matches to finish second at Polo Golf Junior Classic after qualifying during stroke play (69-73 - 142) ... also second at Western Junior (71-72-66-69 - 278) ... tied for ninth at Long Beach City Championship (75-67-70 - 212) ... 13th at Scratch Players Championship (78-70-73-71 - 292) ... American Junior Golf Association honorable mention All-American.
2009 - Ended the year ranked 400th in California according to amateurgolf.com ... fourth at Under Armour®/Hunter Mahan Championship (67-77-72 - 216) ... 12th at AJGA Laredo Energy (75-75-75 - 225).

TORREY PINES HS: A 2011 graduate of Torrey Pines High School ... prep team won state title in senior season, as well as Southern California crown in each of his final three campaigns ... played in CIF State Championship tournament as a freshman.

OTHER: Full name is Michael Sangwon Kim ... nickname is Kimchi ... undeclared major but intending to major in interdisciplinary studies ... parents are Sun and Yun Kim ... born July 14, 1993, in Seoul, South Korea.

GETTING TO KNOW MICHAEL
I would describe myself as a person as ... nice, patient and sometimes funny
The reason I love golf is ... I get to compete every day
The favorite golf course I have played is ... Lake Merced Golf Club
The reason I chose Cal is ... the great combination of academics and athletics
My favorite golf movie is ... Happy Gilmore
My favorite song ... changes from week to week
I would like to be remembered at Cal for ... helping the team to a national championship
The best advice I've ever received was ... try your best in everything you do
My most prized possession is ... my phone
The Cal men's golf team will be fun to follow this year because ... we are a young team with a lot of talent
For me to improve as a player, I need to ... get stronger and hit it farther
When I played sports as a kid, I pretended to be ... making a putt to win the Masters

LAST UPDATED: May 22, 2013


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