U-M golfer Lion Kim in the Masters

Apr 8, 2011

Hello, ball.

U-M Wolverine golfer Lion Kim is participating in this weekend's Masters Tournamet, a historic achievement.

Here's the update from SB Nation Detroit:

University of Michigan golfer Lion Kim shot an opening-round 76 in the 2011 Masters golf tournament on Thursday. That put him four over after one round of play.

Kim made his Masters debut by shooting a birdie on the first hole. He shot for par on the second and third holes and then bogeyed the fourth hole. Following a par on the fifth hole, Kim had another bogey.

He alternated bogeys and pars again with a par on the seventh and a bogey on the eighth. The front nine came to a close on a positive note for Kim, as he birdied the No. 9 hole.

On the back nine, Kim bogeyed the 10th and had a double bogey on the 11th. He birdied the 13th and hit a bogey on the 17th hole. The other holes on the back nine were pars for Kim, who finished the first day at +4.

Unfortunately, Kim is projected to be above the cut line, and may be eliminated from the tournament as it moves forward.

Here are the rules, from the National Ledger:

The top 44 players make the cut and ties with the last player's score also make the cut.

Plus, anyone within 10 shots of the lead will make the cut.

The early projected cut line at 2 p.m. is +2, according to the Golf Channel.

Lion Kim is the third Wolverine to play the Masters, along with University of Michigan legend Chuck Kocsis (who played in 11 total Masters) and Wolverine golfer and coach Bill Newcomb.

However, he is the first to be in the tournament while still a member of U-M’s golf team.

-Brian Short, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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