SPRING 2015: Represented Army West Point in five spring tournaments … finished tied for eighth at the Patriot League Championships to earn All-Patriot League Second Team honors … placed third at the Gary Freeman Invitational at seven-over … led the team at the Bandon Dunes Championship … carded a 71-73—144 to place t13th … tied for third at the Seahawk Intercollegiate with a 54-hole total of 218 … was the team’s second-best finisher at the Met Intercollegiate … placed tied for eighth with 221 strokes … totaled 13 rounds in the spring … averaged a team-low 73.24 strokes on the year.
FALL 2014: Competed for Army in all three fall tournaments and in the Star match against Navy … part of first-place team at Colgate Invitational … finished tied for fifth after shooting a seven-over par … was Army’s top finisher at the ETSU Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate … shot a 75-71 (+3) and placed tied for 35th … helped the team to a fourth-place finish at the Doc Gimmler … finished 13th after carding a final-round 67 with an overall score of two-below par … round of 67 (-3) was the team’s lowest of the fall … was paired with Justin Pagila for Army-Navy four-ball … defeated Fricke and Keene one up … topped Terminello of Navy 3-and-2 in Army-Navy singles for Army’s 10th point of the weekend … totaled eight rounds in the fall and 577 strokes … average score was 72.13.
SPRING 2014: Competed in the NCAA Tournament tying for 31st overall at 5 over par ... finished fourth in NCAA Regional Round scoring 73-72-76--221 (+5) ... PING All-Region Team (Northeast) ... Patriot League Most Outstanding Golfer and Most Outstanding Rookie ... First Team All-Patriot League ... won the individual title at the Patriot League Championship by five shots and finished 73-66-70--209 (-1) ... finished 2nd at Wildcat Invitational just three over par ... competed in 18 rounds averaging a score of 73.5 ... team MVP ... Patriot League Golfer of the Month, Apr. 2014.
FALL 2013: Played nine rounds over three tournaments ... posted a scoring average of 73.11 ... shot two rounds of even par or better ... posted a -1 71 in the first round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate ... finished the event with a 74-71-72--217 (+1) ... just missed matching that effort at the Pacific Invitational ... carded a 74-72-72--218 (+5) ... scored two points in the Star Match versus Navy ... teamed with fellow rookie Justin Pagila for a 3 and 1 win in four ball ... earned a 2-up win in his individual match.
MISC:Born in Metuchen, N.Y. ... 2013 graduate of Metuchen High ... son of Kitae and Soon Young Kim ... sister Esther (18) also attends the USMA ... likes playing other sports besides golf ... well-decorated junior career included two American Junior Golf Association tournament victories ... recorded nine top-10 finishes in AJGA events ... was ranked No. 3 nationally in class of 2013 by the AJGA when he arrived at West Point to begin Cadet Basic Training ... first-team all-state honoree four times ... won the 2012 New Jersey high school crown ... captured the 2013 sectional event by firing a 64 ... played the violin and was in the high school orchestra ... did Taekwondo before golf ... likes to dance ... major is undecided.
Getting to know Peter Kim
Why West Point: To be a part of something bigger than myself
Favorite spot at West Point: Trophy Point
Favorite mess hall meal: Crispitoes
Most memorable training experience: FA day at CFT
Greatest triumphs/accomplishments thus far (military or personal): Becoming Patriot League ROY and POY and also being the Black Night ROY and Performance of the year.
Dream golfing foursome and location: Rory MclRoy, Martin Kaymer, me, and father at Augusta National
Which golfer would you caddy for: Brandt Snedeker
Golf would be better if...music was a part of the sport like other sports
If you could invent a new stroke or club what would it be: the reverse finish
I spent the summer... at Buckner and at home with the family
The best advice you've been given about golf and who it was from: Be yourself and check your mental state after every hole (Dr. Z, CEP)
Why is the golf team the best athletic team: calm under pressure and motivated to win in every condition.