Auston Kim - Women's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Auston Kim

Class Junior
Hometown St. Augustine, Fla.
High School Nease
Major Political Science
Bio

As a Senior (2021-22)

  • Finished tied for fourth with a 7-under-par 209 at the Cougar Classic

As a Junior (2020-21)

  • Spring 2021 Dean’s List
  • Shot an even-par 216 at the Gamecock Intercollegiate to finish tied for sixth
  • Finished eighth with a 1-under, 215 at the FAU Paradise Invitational
  • Confirmed participant for the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur
  • Named to ANNIKA Award Watch List
  • Earned exemption into 2020 U.S. Women’s Open where she shot a 149 over two rounds
  • One of 12 players to be invited to the 41st Curtis Cup
  • Fall 2020 Dean’s List

As a Sophomore (2019-20)

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Honorable mention All-America (Golfweek)
  • Scoring average (18 rounds): 72.44
  • Low round: 65 (1st round, Cougar Classic)
  • Low total: 200, -16 (Cougar Classic)
  • Named to ANNIKA Award Fall Watch List (October 2019)
  • Won season-opening Cougar Classic in convincing fashion
  • Shot consecutive rounds of 65, 69 and 66 at Cougar Classic
  • Set 54-hole team record with 16-under-par 200 at Cougar Classic
  • Victor by seven strokes at Cougar Classic
  • Tied for sixth at Windy City Collegiate Classic with 3-under-par 213 total
  • Tied for 28th at Vanderbilt’s Mason Rudolph Championships
  • Tied for 36th in the Battle at the Beach in Cabo, Mexico
  • Posted rounds of 74, 74 and 75 for 223 total in the Battle at the Beach
  • Tied for 58th at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in southern California
  • Tied for 10th at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina

As a Freshman (2018-19)

  • Third team All-America (Golfweek)
  • Honorable mention All-America (WGCA)
  • Medalist, NCAA Auburn Regional
  • All-SEC first team
  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week recipient
  • United States Women’s Open qualifier (70-72, 142, OGA Golf Club, Oregon)
  • United States Women’s Amateur qualifier
  • Scoring average (31 rounds): 72.55
  • Low round: 66 (2nd round, Cougar Classic; second round, UCF Challenge)
  • Low total: 206 (UCF Challenge, -10)
  • Best finish: 1st (NCAA Auburn Regionals)
  • Ranked 45th nationally
  • Tied for third at Cougar Classic (70-66, 136, -8)
  • Tied for seventh at Mason Rudolph Championships (69-72, 141, +1)
  • Tied for 20th at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational (75-71-73, 219, +3)
  • Tied for 36th at Battle as the Beach Invitational (73-68-81, 222, +9)
  • Second at UCF Challenge (70-66-70, 206, -10)
  • Second at Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational (77-73-76, 226, +10)
  • Tied for 62nd at Darius Rucker Invitational (80-72-78, 230, +17)
  • Tied for 18th at Clemson Invitational (71-72, 143, -1)
  • Tied for 16th at SEC Championships (76-71-75, 222, +6)
  • 1st at NCAA Auburn Regionals (70-70-70, 210, -6)
  • Tied for 79th at NCAA Championships (78-78-80, 236, +17)

The Auston Kim File

  • No. 43 in AJGA’s ranking rankings (2017)
  • Parents are Christopher and Piljo Kim
  • Has older sister, August, who was medalist of 2016 Big Ten Conference Championships and plays on LPGA Symetra Tour
  • Led Nease to fifth-place finish at 2018 Florida state tournament
  • Regional medalist as senior
  • 2019 United States Women’s Open qualifier
  • Fired 1-under par 70 in second round of U.S. Women’s Open
  • Advanced to match play at 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur
  • Advanced to 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships after winning medalist honors at Georgia qualifier
  • Advanced to 2017 Junior PGA Championships
  • Invited to play in the 2020 Augusta National Women’s Amateur