Lim Wins NCGA/CIF State High School Individual Championship

June 10, 2005

Pebble Beach, Calif. - Winning the California Interscholastic Federation's individual championship marked the perfect ending to Daniel Lim's Bellarmine College Prep (San Jose) high school career. The 18-year-old will matriculate to Stanford in the fall on a golf scholarship, but at Poppy Hills Wednesday, his three-under 69 powered him to a one-stroke win over four other competitors.

'It was real easy today,' the 2005 San Francisco City runner-up said regarding his round that consisted of four birdies and one bogey. 'Once I got to four under, I thought I could shoot 65 or 66. I knew I had to go low for the team.' Lim plays out of Saratoga CC and has won two AJGA championships among many other individual titles.

The 2005 championship represents the second year in a row for an event that saw championships conducted from 1976-1980 (the PGA Tour's John Cook was the inaugural individual champion) and then suffer a 24-year hibernation. The 2004 revival was won by Torrey Pines High School of La Jolla. The tournament invites the top three teams and top six individuals from the both the North and South championships and rotates host sites between both parts of the state. The 48-man field competes for low individual and team honors.

courtesy of NCGA.org

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