Sihwan Kim Makes The Cut At 108th U.S. Amateur Championship, Advances To Match Play

Aug. 19, 2008

PINEHURST, N.C. - Rising sophomore Sihwan Kim finished stroke play in a tie for tenth place after two rounds at the 128th U.S. Amateur Championships at Pinehurst Golf and Country Club, qualifying him for match play. Kim fired rounds of 68-72 for an even-par 140 on Pinehurst's No. 2 course.

Fellow rising sophomore Steve Ziegler, junior Jordan Cox, and incoming freshman David Chung also participated in the prestigious tournament, but failed to make the cut. Cox finished in a tie for 109th with a seven-over-par 147, Chung in a tie for 161st with a nine-over-par 149, and Ziegler in a tie for 185th with a ten-over-par 150.

Kim has been paired with Sam Saunders of Orlando, Fla. in the first round of match play, and will tee off from the first hole at 10:10 am ET. Saunders shot a four-over-par 144 in stroke play. Should Kim advance to the next match, he will play the winner of Matt Hill and Pac-10 rival USC's Jamie Lovemark.

The U.S. Amateur, the oldest and most coveted golf championship in the United States, is a week long tournament that contains both stroke play and match play. Golfers must finish in the top 64 of the leaderboard after two days of stroke play in order to qualify for match play.

For more complete information on the U.S. Amateur and the current leaderboard, please visit www.usamateur.org.

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