Annie Kim finishes at NCAA Franklin Regional


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – University of Houston Senior Annie-Kim wrapped up his season at the NCAA Franklin Regional at Vanderbilt Legends Club on Wednesday afternoon.

The Seoul native finished the three-day, 54-hole tournament with a score of 239 to finish 62n/a.

Host and 35and ranked Vanderbilt won the tag team championship with a score of 848 to finish eight strokes ahead of No. 9 Alabama. No. 4 Wake Forest (861) and No. 15 Texas A&M (867) finished in the top four and qualified for the NCAA championships.

No. 21 Duke (868), UTSA (875), No. 41 BYU (841), No. 27 Oregon State (883), Augusta (891) and No. 45 Kent State (896) complete the Top 10.

No. 4 Wake Forest (579), No. 15 Texas A&M (584), UTSA (587), Augusta (593), No. 27 Oregon State (596), No. 41 BYU (599) and Boston University (599 ) completes the Top 10.

Alabama’s Polly Mack shot a 66 in the final round to earn medalist honors at 12-under 204 and finish four shots ahead of Wake Forest’s Rachel Kuehn and Texas A&M’s Jennie Park.

UTSA’s Camryn Carreon (211) and Augusta’s Natalia Yoko (213) also qualified for the NCAA championships as the top two people not on a progressing team.

This was the seventh season that Houston was represented in the NCAA playoffs, the Cougars competed as a team for six straight years from 2015-21 with the 2020 regionals canceled due to the COVID pandemic -19.

Annie Kim, fullback, NCAA Franklin Regional Finals

Kim earned her invitation to NCAA Regionals as the Cougars’ main contender throughout the 2021-22 season. She was one of 36 individual entrants to be selected for NCAA regional play at all six venues.

The Seoul native led the team with an average of 73.47 and 11 rounds of par or better, including a team-best 67 in the second round at MountainView Collegiate on March 19.

She has five top-25 finishes this year with a season-best fourth place finish at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Oct. 4-6, 2021.

A two-time member of the American Athletic Conference’s All-Academic All-Academic Team, Kim recently opened the U.S. Championships with an even par 72 and tied for 12and at 225 in his conference tournament debut.

She was named to the All-American Athletic Conference team for the first time in her career earlier this week.

While this is Kim’s first time competing in NCAA regional competition, this is her second playoff appearance. Kim and her Cougar teammates were scheduled to compete in the 2021 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, but rain forced that event to be canceled without a hit.

Kim is no stranger to the Vanderbilt Legends Club. As a freshman during the 2018-19 season, she played in three tournaments for the Commodores before transferring to Houston.

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