Golfer Alexa Kim Named Black Clover Golfer of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona’s Alexa Kim has been selected as the Black Clover Big Sky Conference golfer of the week after tying for fourth place at the Rose City Collegiate.
Kim, a senior from Chandler, Ariz., opened play in the 54-hole tournament with a 79, but fired back-to-back 70s to finish with a 3-over-par 219. The course was par 72. Kim helped Northern Arizona to a fourth-place finish in the 15-team tournament. NAU shot rounds of 309, 301, 295 for a 905.
“I could not trust my shot and three-putted four times to start the tournament,” said Alexa of her start. “Coach told me to believe in myself and I started feeling really comfortable. My shots were working really well and I putted much better. I told myself to just play and enjoy it. I had fun playing today.”
The tournament was held Monday and Tuesday at the Langdon Farms Country Club in Wilsonville, Ore. North Texas won the event with an 889. Portland State was third with an 895.
This is the first career golfer of the week honor for Kim and third consecutive this season for the Lumberjack program. Teammates Kaitlen Parsons (Sept. 15) and Stephanie Kim (Sept. 23) have also won the award.
Around the Big Sky
Portland State led the contingent of five Big Sky teams at the Rose City Collegiate. Tiffany Schoning led the Vikings with a sixth-place finish. Schoning fired rounds of 73, 74, 73 for a 220.
Northern Arizona’s Stephanie Kim also tied for fourth. She opened and closed with 70s to go along with a 79.
Weber State finished 13th with a 958, followed by Northern Colorado with a 960 and Eastern Washington with a 963. Carleigh Silvers led Northern Colorado, tying for 25th with a 230. Weber State’s Amanda Snyder tied for 47th with a 237. Eastern Washington’s Kellie Holmstedt tied for 51st with a 238.
Sacramento State finished 17th at the Golfweek College Challenge in Vail, Colo. The Hornets fired rounds of 325, 219, 319 for a 963. Virginia won the event with an 877. Justine Chen led Sacramento State, tying for 55th with a 237.
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Others Nominated for Weekly Award
Kellie Holmstedt, Eastern Washington
Carleigh Silvers, Northern Colorado
Tiffany Schoning, Portland State
Justine Chen, Sacramento State
Amanda Snyder, Weber State