Kim leads Westfield Junior PGA
Former Pahoa resident Kimberly Kim shot a 1-over-par 72 yesterday and holds a one shot lead going into the third round of the Westfield Junior PGA Championship in Ohio.
Kim, the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion, carded three birdies and was 1 under heading into No. 18, but closed her round with a double bogey.
Her two-round total of 145 is one stroke better than Sarah Brown of New Jersey and Lisa McCloskey of Texas in the girls 16-18 standings.
Kristina Merkle of Moanalua is tied for 38th at 15-over 157 after shooting an 80 yesterday.
In the boys division, former Kaimuki student Chan Kim is tied for 21st at 4-over 146. Robert Greenleaf of Makawao is another stroke back and tied for 27th. David Fink of Kailua is tied for 52nd at 11 over.
The tournament concludes tomorrow.
» Kim, Ayaka Kaneko and Stephanie Kono have been selected to play for the West team in the 18th annual Canon Cup later this month in Tennessee.
The American Junior Golf Association tournament is a mixed team match-play event and will be held July 30-Aug. 2 at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn. The Hawaii trio are among 10 girls on the 20-player West team.
Kim and Kono are returning from last year's Canon Cup team. Kim is third in the latest Polo Golf Rankings while Kono is fourth and Kaneko 11th.