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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on July 30th, 2007 at 6:42 am

K2 Rising

It looks like Michelle Wie may no longer be the best Korean-American teenage golfer out there:

Kimberly Kim shot 10-under 62 Monday in the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Girls’ Junior to etch her name in the USGA record books once again.

Kim’s score tied Christina Kim for the lowest 18-hole score in a USGA girls’ or women’s championship. Last year, Kimberly Kim became the youngest winner in U.S. Women’s Amateur history at 14 years old.

Kimberly Kim had 10 birdies and no bogeys Monday at the par-72, 6,391-yard Tacoma Country & Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash.

Kimberly Kim is known as K2 and is playing better golf now than Michelle Wie is.  However, I doubt K2 will ever be as famous as Wie just due to the glam factor that Wie has and K2 is lacking.  It will be interesing to watch and see when the Korean press picks up on the latest "Korean golf phenomenon". 

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