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Stephanie Kim
Stephanie Kim
Height: 5-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tempe, Ariz.
High School: Desert Vista
Position: Right

Academic Notes: Has double major in advertising and photography...Three-time selection to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team…Three-time Big Sky All-Academic selection and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete recipient…Member of the National Honor Society in high school.

Career Notes: Two-time Big Sky Player of the Year and All-Big Sky first-team selection…Holds top two single-season scoring marks.

Summer of 2012: Won the Arizona Women’s Golf Association State Match Play Championship with a 5 & 4 victory over Sun Park…Participated in qualifying for USGA Women’s Amateur…Qualified for the U.S Women's Amateur Public Links Championship for the second consecutive season contested at Neshanic Valley Golf Course in Neshanic, N.J…Shot back-to-back rounds of 79 in stroke play, tying for 121st…Tied for first in qualifier with 73 at Whirlwind Golf Course.

 

2011-12: All-Big Sky second-team selection…Posted a 77.2 stroke average over 11 tournaments…Finished eighth at Big Sky Championships, carding rounds of 72-74-73…Recorded three Top-10 finishes on the season…Has a season-best tie for second finish at Cal Poly/Lamkin Grip Invitational…Finished tied for fifth at the Red Rocks Invitational.

Summer of 2011: Won local U.S. Women's Amateur sectional for second straight year on July 14…Lost in the Round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in Barrington, R.I….Lost in the first round of match play at 2011 U.S Women’s Amateur Public Links in Bandon Dunes, Ore….Eliminated on the 19th hole against Ket Preamchuen of Kennesaw, Ga….Advanced out of stroke play by carding back-to-back rounds of 78, posting a two-day total of 156 to tie for 42nd overall…Shot a one-over par 73 at the Ocotillo Golf Resort to finish third behind Alex Stewart of Peoria and Cheyenne Woods of Phoenix, the niece of PGA star Tiger Woods, in sectional qualifying...Shot 70-71 to finish at three-under and a tie for second in the stroke play portion of the 81st Women's TRANS National Amateur Championship in Sheridan, Wyo…Beat Katie Michunovich of Montana State in the first round of Match Play 2 and 1 before losing to Alex Stewart in the second round.

2010-11: All-Big Sky first-team selection…Chosen the Big Sky Player of the Year for the second consecutive season…Named Big Sky Player of the Week three times…Broke own school record for scoring average with 75.3 per round average…Saw action in 11 tournaments, posting six top 10 finishes and nine Top 20 finishes…Had season-best three-under par 69 in the third round of the Price’s Give’Em Five Intercollegiate…Led the team with five even or under par rounds…Finished tied for 16th at the Big Sky Championships.

Summer of 2010: Shot 84-82 at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur, finishing tied for 151st in Charlotte, N.C..…Won U.S. Women's Amateur sectional held at Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree on June 21 to qualify for the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur…Carded a six-over 78 to defeat three players at 79…Participated in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Public Links.

2009-10: All-Big Sky first-team selection…Big Sky All-Tournament selection…Chosen the Big Sky Player of the Year and the Big Sky Freshman of the Year, the first golfer in league history to win both honors in the same season…Believed to be the first female in any sport to accomplish the feat in league history….Third golf student-athlete in school history to be named Freshman of the Year and is the sixth player in school history to claim Player of the Year honors…Broke school records for scoring average, single round score, 54-hole score, tournaments won and number of par of better rounds in a season…Won the 2010 Big Sky Championships with a school-record tying 54-hole total of 216, posting rounds of 69-70-77 to claim the title by four strokes over teammate Megan Buck, who carded a career-best 220 over the three rounds…Joined former NAU standout Sophia Choi as the only freshmen to win the conference tournament, tying the Big Sky Championship record set by NAU’s Lauren Gray in 2004 and equaled by Margaux Sheehan of Sacramento State in 2007…Became the fifth player in school history to win medalist honors…Overall, NAU players have won medalist honors at the Big Sky Championship five previous times, including Choi, Lauren Gray (2004), Louise Davis (1997) and Eleanor Pilgram (1996, 1998)….Posted a school-record scoring average of 75.6 in 11 tournaments, breaking the record held by Sophia Choi set during the 2007-08 season, and won a single-season best three tournaments…Captured medalist honors at the Grand Canyon Fall Invitational, the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic and the Big Sky Championships…With three tournament victories, she became the fourth student-athlete in school history to win three or more tournaments in their career…Shot a single-round school record 68 in the first round of the Cowgirl Classic and tied the school 54-hole record two times with an even-par 216 during the season (Cowgirl Classic, Big Sky Championships). She also set a school record with six par or better during the season.

Summer of 2009: Finished second at Thunderbird of Arizona High School Senior Classic at Gainey Ranch Golf Club Ranch with a 75…Participated in sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Desert Vista High School…Played for Pierce Hamilton…Tied for eighth at 2008 5A AIA State Championships, shooting rounds of 77-74… Finished fifth in 2007 (72-74) and 11th in 2006 (78-75)…Earned city medalist three times and regional medalist twice…Was named the Southwest Section PGA PING Series Player of the Year in 2007…Ranked No. 103 in her class by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and 229th overall…Played in 16 events in 2007-08, posting two wins, 10 top five and 13 top 10 finishes.

Personal: Born Yoonsoo Kim July 24, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea…Daughter of Hogeon Kim and Jinsun Kim…Has a sister, Grace.

USGA Championship History

2011 U.S. Women's Amateur, Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, Rhode Island, lost to Lee Lopez, Whittier, Calif., 2 and 1, Round of 32

2011 U.S. Women's Amateur, Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, Rhode Island, Def. Pamela Pretswell (Scotland), 19 holes, Round of 64

2011 U.S. Women's Amateur, Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, Rhode Island, 71-76, T55th

2011 U.S Women's Amateur Public Links, Bandon Dunes GC, Bandon Dunes, Ore., Lost to Ket Preamchuen of Kennesaw, Ga. 19 holes, Round of 64

2011 U.S Women's Amateur Public Links, Bandon Dunes GC, Bandon Dunes, Ore., 78-78, T42nd

2011 U.S Women's Amateur Public Links Qualifying, Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Ariz., 73, 3rd

2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying, Trilogy GC at Power Ranch, Gilbert, Ariz., 71, 1st

2010 U.S. Women's Amateur, Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte, N.C., 84-82, T151st

2010 U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifying, Desert Forest Golf Club, Carefree, Ariz., 78, 1st

CAREER-BEST:                                

68, 2010 Wyoming Cowgirl Classic (1st)

69, 2010 Big Sky Championships (1st)

69, 2010 Prices Give Em Five Collegiate (3rd)

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