Kim enjoys historic day, wins U.S. Open qualifier & gets selected to NCAA Regional Championship

Kim enjoys historic day, wins U.S. Open qualifier & gets selected to NCAA Regional Championship

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on May 6, 2013 at 11:04 PM

BOISE -- Boise State men's golfer T.K. Kim enjoyed one of the biggest days in program history on Monday.

Kim became the fifth golfer in school history selected to participate in the NCAA Regional Championship, an announcement that came down after he won the U.S. Open local qualifier at the Ridgecrest Golf Club earlier in the day.

Kim is one of five individuals set to compete in the West Regional at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash., May 16-18.

"T.K. is the hardest-working guy you will meet," head coach Kevin Burton said. "He has put in the effort day-in, and day-out. This is absolutely a well-deserved accomplishment."

Kim becomes the first Bronco selected to the NCAA Regional Championship since Troy Merrit in 2008. Current PGA Tour member Graham Delaet also received the honor in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

As the result of winning the U.S. Open local qualifier, Kim advances to the sectional qualifying tournament at Tumble Creek Golf Club in Cle Elum, Wash. on June 3.

Depending on his performance, Kim will have a chance to qualify for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Penn., June 13-16.
 

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