DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University incoming freshman Gina Kim will continue a busy stretch of golf as she travels to Japan to compete with the United States in the 2018 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, which will take place June 12-15 at the Ghukyo Golf Club Ishino Course.
There will feature nine girl’s teams including the United States, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden. Kim will compete with the U.S., along with Hailee Cooper and Sadie Englemann. Central Arkansas head coach Natasha Vincent will serve as the coach. The event will have 72 holes of stroke play.
Kim, who hails from Chapel Hill, N.C., is coming off competing in the U.S. Women’s Open for the first time in Alabama. She carded a first round of 72, before turning in a 79 to miss the cut. The week before, Kim registered rounds of 74, 68 and 71 in the AJGA Thunderbird International Junior to finish tied sixth overall. Kim is currently ranked No. 4 in the Golfweek Girls rankings.
Over 70 different national teams competed in six different continents in order to compete for the honor as world champion.