SooBin Kim Claims Edean Ihlanfeldt InvitationalOctober 12, 2012
After a two hour fog delay forced the final round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at Sahalee Country Club to go into a shotgun start, one of British Columbia’s own emerged victorious as Champion.
Soo Bin Kim, playing as an individual in the competition after shooting an 82 in her University of Washington team qualifier prior to the tournament, beat the field by 12-strokes during the October 8-10th competition.
The Coquitlam, B.C. native shot rounds of 71-67-67 for a new tournament record 205, -11. The 12-stroke victory gave her the second win of her college career.
“It was really devastating to shoot 82 and not make the team,” said Kim, the third Husky individual to win the tournament; the first since Dodie Mazzuca in 1996.
“The coaches were with me after the round comforting me. They still gave me the courage to play – more like more like they believed in me. They wanted me to learn from this experience and turn it around and just work on my game. (The whole week) made me stronger and I can never exchange this experience for anything.”
Other British Columbian’s in the field were sophomore Jennifer Yang of Coquitlam who shot a non-counting 83 in her final round, finishing the championship in a tie for 19th at 229 and Monica Huang of Qualicum Beach who placed tied for 50th overall.
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*With files from University of Washington Huskies Athletics*
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