March 17, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. - Anthony Kim fired a one-under-par 71 during the final round as Army concluded play at the National Invitational Tournament, Saturday at Omni Tucson National.
The Black Knights finished 12th in the 54-hole event at the par-72, 7,219-yard Omni Tucson National after 36 holes on Friday and 18 on Saturday.
Kim was eight-over-par for the championship tied for 30th, five spots in front of William Park.
San Diego State was under par in all three rounds and won the tournament by a stroke in front of UNLV. SMU was third (863), followed by Brigham Young (869) and Memphis (871).
J.J. Spaun of San Diego State won the event with a15-under-par 201, four strokes better than Zachary Blair of BYU.
Army, playing in its second tournament of the week, improved each round with scores of 317-315-314 for a tournament total of 946.
The Black Knights last played at historic Omni Tucson National last year at the NCAA Tucson Regional, finishing 12th of 13 teams after winning their 10th Patriot League Championship.
Kim opened with a 76 on Friday and came in at 77 in the afternoon before breaking par for the first time this spring with his 71. He now has 11 career rounds under par.
William Park lowered his score in each round, following up a 76 with a 75 and 74 to finish at 225 for the tournament and tied for 35th.
Eric Park, William's brother, shot rounds of 84-82-85 and finished 72nd, while David Marx was 73rd after an 81-93-84. Robby Hill placed 74th and shot 85-81-90.
Army will return to West Point, N.Y., following a week on the West Coast that included more than 150 holes of play. The West Point Golf Club is now open and will help Army prepare for its next event, the Rutherford Intercollegiate at Penn State's Blue Course April 7-8 in State College, Pa.
12. ARMY 317-315-314--946
T30. Anthony Kim, 76-77-71--224
T35. William Park, 76-75-74--225
72. Eric Park, 84-82-85--251
73. David Marx, 81-93-84--258
74. Robby Hill, 85-81-90--259