Women's Golf

Women's golfer Hyerin Kim places sixth at State Championship

Women's golfer Hyerin Kim places sixth at State Championship

Irvine Valley sophomore golfer Hyerin Kim tied for sixth place at the California Community College Athletics Association State Championship at the Morro Bay Golf Course on Monday.

But Kim just missed all-state honors at the two-day event.

The top six players earned all-state honors, headed by Santa Barbara City's Carolin Chang, Citrus' Jamie Lopez, College of the Desert's Fumika Matsumoto (155), Citrus' Lexandra So (159), and College of the Canyons' Tiffany Whittaker (162). 

Brittany Bilek of Palomar won a card-off over Kim and Sierra's Dollesin for the sixth slot after all three ended up with two-day totals of 163. The card off rule used the final nine holes of the second day of the competition.

Kim shot 82 the first day and then 81 on the second day. She finished the second day strong with six straight pars to post a 3 over par of 40 on the final nine holes.

On the first day of the tournament on Sunday, Kim had three birdies, on the final none holes to stay in the hunt. The first day of the tournament was delayed for one hour due to rain and wind.

Santa Barbara City won the team title.

The Vaqueros posted a four-person team score of 333 on Monday for a two-day total of 655, extending their first day, 15-stroke team lead over second-place Citrus, which posted a 345 score on Monday for a 682 total.  Reedley was third (696) after carding a 346 on Monday while Sierra posted a 360 for a two-day total of 709.

Chang shot a 3-over-par 75 on Monday and captured the individual medalist honors with a tournament total of 7-over-par 151.

Irvine Valley's Kim had a solid season, finishing third at the Orange Empire Conference Championships and second overall in the conference in scoring average with an average 18-hole score of 80.0.

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