T.K. Kim's 28 pars through the first two rounds lead the field.
May 17, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. - Boise State senior men's golfer T.K. Kim fired a second-straight 1-under-par 71 at the NCAA West Regional Championships, Friday.
With a two-round total of 142 (71-71, -2) at the par-72, 7,308-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Kim will head into Saturday's final round tied for 29th place, one stroke back of the top 25.
Kim began his round Friday on No. 10, and opened with back-to-back birdies. He bogeyed No. 15, but closed his first nine holes at 2-under with a birdie on No. 18.
After a second bogey on No. 1 - just his third through the first 36 holes of the tournament - he closed with eight-consecutive pars.
Kim's 28 pars through the first two rounds of the NCAA Regional are tied for the most in the 75-man field.
Sam Smith of USC leads the tournament with a two-round total of 126 (-18), and California boasts the lowest team score at 541 (265-276, -35).
The top individual not on one of the five advancing teams at the NCAA Regional will earn a trip to the NCAA Championships at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Atlanta, May 28-June 2.
There are currently two teams tied for fifth place, and each squad has an individual that is at least 7-under.
Kim is the first Bronco to appear at the NCAA Regional Championships since Troy Merritt in 2008, and just the fifth individual from Boise State all-time.
Live, hole-by-hole scoring for the final round is available HERE.
Kim will tee off Saturday at 10:31 a.m. (MT), and he will once again start on No. 10.