The Boise State team may not have fared well at the Mountain West Men's Golf Championships as a whole, but senior T.K. Kim did his part, finishing fifth individually. Kim not only won the regional qualifer for the U.S. Open, but has been selected to compete in the NCAA Regional Championships yesterday. Kim will be one of five golfers competing in the West Regional at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Washington 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.
"Palouse Ridge is a course he has played in each of his four years at Boise State, so it's a course he knows really, really well."
Kim is the fifth Bronco selected to participate in the Regionals in school history, and the first since Troy Merritt in 2008. The top individual at the regionals will advance to the NCAA Championships May 28-June 2.
Earlier in the day, Kim shot a 5-under 66 to advance to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open at Tumble Creek Golf Club in Cle Elum, Washington on June 3.
Kim joins David Lebeck (1993), Jarrod Warner (1998), current PGA Pro Graham DeLaet (2003, 2004 and 2006) and Merritt (2008) as Broncos competing at the regionals.