NORMAN, Okla. Oklahoma's Anthony Kim was honored as the Big 12 Men’s Golfer of the Month for April on Tuesday, May 3.
Kim, who accepts the honor for the second time in his career, collected two consecutive medalist honors and one fifth-place result in April.
Kim most recently captured the individual title at the Big 12 Championships in Trinity, Texas, last weekend. The sophomore defeated Oklahoma State’s Alex Noren by six strokes using a birdie-birdie finish the share low round honors with a 68, part of an 8-under 210 three-day total.
The La Quinta, Calif., native also shared medalist honors of the inaugural Aggie Invitational on April 17 with No. 2-ranked Spencer Levin of New Mexico. Kim fired a final-round 69, the day’s lowest, to make up five strokes on Levin over the final 18 holes.
Kim tied for fifth at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas, on April 5.
The victories were the second and third of Kim’s stellar collegiate career, which includes 13 top-15 finishes in 20 tournaments. The All-American rocketed from a national ranking of 37th at the beginning of April to No. 9 as of Sunday.
The 2004 NCAA Freshman of the Year was Big 12 Golfer of the Month for February 2004 after winning his first collegiate competition, the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate, and finishing third at the Puerto Rico Classic.
The Oklahoma men’s golf team returns to action Saturday, May 14, hosting the 14th annual Perry Maxwell Invitational at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Okla.