May 16, 2014
NCAA Standings Through Round 2
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Army freshman Peter Kim finished with an even-par 72 during the second day of the NCAA Regionals at Briggs Ranch Golf Club on Friday. Kim remains at 1-over par for the tournament with a two-day total of 145, after carding a 1-over 73 on Thursday.
Kim sits three strokes off the lead in a three-way tie for third place among the 10 individuals vying for the top spot and the chance to compete in the NCAA Championships on May 23-28 in Hutchinson, Kan.
"He got off to a good start, and then had a few hiccups in a three-to-four-hole stretch," said Army head golf coach Brian Watts. "But he got his head right and was able to shoot a couple under on the back. Overall it was a good day. It's not a golf course where you can attack a lot of pins, especially on the par threes, but he played the par fives really well today, and if he can continue that tomorrow, you never know."
Kim opened with back-to-back pars after started Friday's round on the 10th hole. Following a bogey on the 12th hole, Kim responded with a birdie on the par-five 13th hole to move back to even-par on the day. The freshman bogeyed each of the next two holes before firing par on 16, 17 and 18.
After entering the second half of his round 2-over par, Kim hit a bogey on the first hole to drop back to 3-over. Like he did on the back nine, Kim rebounded from his bogey with a birdie on the next hole to move to 2-over par with seven holes remaining.
A bogey on four was answered by an eagle on number five, a 510-yard, par-five hole. The eagle was Kim's second of the tournament, after he shot an eagle on the same hole in Thursday's first round. The freshman achieved par on three of his final four holes, but birdied seven to finish Friday with an even-par 72.
Kim tees off at 9:40 a.m. CT tomorrow, as he plays his final 18-hole round in San Antonio.
Individual Standings After Round 2 - (to par) 2nd Round Score, Total Score
1. Erik Oja, Arizona - (-2) 71, 142
2. Victor Lange, Louisiana Tech - (E) 68, 144
T3. Alex McMahon, Arizona - (+1) 70, 145
T3. Grant Forrest, San Diego - (+1) 71, 145
T3. Peter Kim, Army - (+1) 72, 145
T6. Preston Stanley, Houston Baptist - (+2) 73, 146
T6. Martin Simonsen, Texas El Paso - (+2) 72, 146
8. Stuart Smallwood, Texas State - (+4) 75, 148
9. Grady Brame, Southeastern Louisiana - (+6) 74, 150
10. Peter Ballo, Sacred Heart - (+7) 77, 151