DURHAM, N.C. – Two-time Rolex Junior All-America Gina Kim has signed a national letter of intent to play for Duke University women’s golf head coach Dan Brooks and the Blue Devil golf program. Kim, who is a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., will join Duke in the fall of 2018.
“We’re all very excited to welcome Gina onto our team and she’s excited to join us,” said Brooks. “Her enthusiasm for our team has been strong for years. That sort of passion for what we’re all about, combined with great talent, can lead to a lot of fun. I can’t wait for her to join us.”
A two-time winner on the AJGA at the 2016 Rolex Girls Junior Championship and 2014 AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek, Kim is currently ranked No. 6 overall in the Rolex AJGA ranking and fifth in the Golfweek listing. Over the last four AJGA events she has competed in, Kim has placed second twice, tied fourth and eighth with a 70.79 stroke average.
“Gina sets high standards for herself,” commented Brooks. “Her greatest strength is that she will do whatever it takes to improve. Consequently, she’s a very hard worker. Regarding her game, she has all the parts: she hits it hard, and has a solid short game.”
Kim was a Rolex Junior All-America honorable mention in 2015 and 2014, while collecting 23 top-10 finishes on the AJGA since 2012. The 5-6 senior at Chapel Hill H.S., was a member of the 2017 Junior Solheim Cup, 2016 Junior Ryder Cup as well as the 2016 and 2017 Wyndham Cup East Teams. Kim is a two-time North Carolina 3A State Champion and in 2016 finished at three-under-par to win by nine shots.
During the Junior Ryder Cup and Junior Solheim Cup over the last two summers, Kim registered a combined 4-1-1 record.