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Gina

Kim

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Height: 5'6"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School: Chapel Hill High School

Bio

2018-19:
WGCA Second Team All-America ... All-ACC ... helped lead Duke to its seventh NCAA Championship in school history ... posted a 2-1 record in match play, including wins over the No. 8 ranked amateur in the world, Albane Valenzuela of Stanford (1UP) and 14th-ranked Bianca Pagdanganan of Arizona (1UP) ... placed tied for 10th at the NCAA Championship stroke play portion with rounds of 78, 70 and 75 for a 54-hole total of 223 ... tied for first at the Landfall Tradition along with teammate Virginia Elena Carta with rounds of 74, 73 and 69 for an even-par, 216 ... collected 13 rounds of even or under par, which ranked tied for ninth on the Duke freshman record charts ... totaled two rounds in the 60s ... tied for fifth at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and tied for sixth at the NCAA Auburn Regional ... posted two straight top 10 finishes to conclude her freshman season ... concluded the 2018-19 campaign ranked No. 17 in the GolfStat.com ledger and No. 36 in the Golfweek individual listing ... a preseason Golfweek Second Team All-America and No. 2 ranked rookie nationally ... competed in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur, but missed the cut with rounds of 77, 73.

Summer of 2018:
Tied sixth at AJGA Thunderbird International Junior with rounds of 74, 68 and 71 for a three-under, 213 … her round of 68 in the second round was the low for the day … competed in the U.S. Women’s Open and missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 79 … traveled to Japan in June and played in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup … helped the United States to a fifth place finish, while turning in rounds of 73, 74, 73 and 72 to finish at four-over, 292, which was 10th overall … missed the cut at the North & South Amateur with rounds of 81 and 78 in Pinehurst … turned in rounds of 68 and 71 to finish tied fifth in stroke play qualifying at the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship … went on to advance to the semifinals by winning four match play matches, before falling, 3&2, to Yealimi Noh … placed tied third at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship with rounds of 67, 68, 71 and 69 over for days for a nine-under, 275 … missed the cut at the U.S. Women’s Amateur, after turning in rounds of 72 and 75 for a 147.

High School/Prep:
Two-time Rolex Junior First Team All-America in 2016 and 2017 ... a two-time winner on the AJGA at the 2016 Rolex Girls Junior Championship and 2014 AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek ... 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll ... currently ranked No. 3 in the Golfweek girls rankings and No. 8 in the Rolex AJGA rankings ... Rolex Junior All-America honorable mention in 2015 and 2014 ... collected 27 top-10 finishes on the AJGA since 2012 ... member of the 2017 Junior Solheim Cup, 2016 Junior Ryder Cup as well as the 2016 and 2017 Wyndham Cup East Teams .. did not compete in high school golf as a senior ... a two-time North Carolina 3A State Champion and in 2016 finished at three-under-par to win by nine shots ... during the Junior Ryder Cup and Junior Solheim Cup in the summers of 2016 and 2017, registered a combined 4-1-1 record along with United States wins ... Conference Player of the Year as a freshman in 2014 ... regional champion as a freshman (2014) and junior (2016) ... placed second at the state championship with rounds of 69 and 74 ... tied a conference record with around of 61 at the conference championship ... won the regional title in 2016 with a round of 64 ... competed in the Evian Junior Cup in 2014 and totaled two rounds of 72 as the United States won the championship.

Personal:
Full name is Gina Kim … born May 4, 2000 in Albuquerque, N.M. … daughter of Hosun & Sangsuk Kim … has one sister, Hannah (19) ... a three-time National Honor Society selection and two-time National Spanish Honor Society honoree ... selected to the Dean’s List at Duke in the fall of 2018. 

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WG Kim U.S. Open Final Round Interview 6-2-19
WG Kim U.S. Open Second Round Interview 5-31-19
WG Kim U.S. Open First Round Interview 5-30-19