College Men

Medalist Kim leads Michigan to Windon title

Lion Kim at the 2009 NCAA Championship.
Lion Kim at the 2009 NCAA Championship. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lion Kim, the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, notched his first collegiate victory Monday at the Windon Memorial at North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Ill.

Kim closed with a 4-under 67 to take medalist honors by two shots over Ohio State’s Bo Hoag. Kim finished the event at 6-under 207, which tied his career-best 54-hole score.

The Michigan senior fired out of the gates in Round 3, making birdie at his first three holes en route to a front-nine 32. The strong performance also helped lead Michigan to the team title, as the Wolverines held off a charging Ohio State squad by one shot.

Michigan finished at 2-over 854, while the Buckeyes, who were a collective 9 under in their final round, finished at 855.

Led by sophomore Max Homa’s 2-under showing, California finished third at 856. Cal freshman Ben An, the 2009 U.S. Amateur champ, finished T-6 in his second collegiate tournament. An finished T-66 at the Bears’ season-opener, the Olympia Fields Invitational.