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Denver's Kimberly Kim advances to NCAA Championship

Freshman from Hawaii finishes 11th at regionals, Denver falls one shot short of advancing as a team

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University of Denver golfer Kimberly Kim qualified for the NCAA Championship after finishing 11th at the NCAA Central Regional Championships on May 8 at the Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Ind.


The freshman shot a 3-over 75 on the final day to finish with a 13-over 229 for the three-day tournament, moving up six spots from the previous day. As a team, DU finished ninth – one stroke short of advancing to the NCAA Championship on May 18-21 at the Landfall Country Club in Wilmington, N.C.


The top eight teams and two individuals from the regional tournament advanced to the NCAA Championship.


Kim won the Sun Belt Conference title on April and was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year. She will make her second appearance on the U.S. Curtis Cup Team this June. At the age of 14, she won the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the tournament.

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