Lion Kim Wins the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links

GREENSBORO, NC (July 17, 2010)--Lion Kim, a senior at the University of Michigan, defeated David McDaniel 6 and 5 on Saturday night to win the 36-hole final at the rain-delayed U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

Kim, 21, won two straight holes after a seven-hour delay, gradually built his lead, and claimed both a trophy and a traditional invitation into the field at next year's Masters.

He clinched the victory in virtual darkness at the Bryan Park course. He sank an 8-foot putt for par on the par-4 No. 13 -- roughly 30 minutes after sundown -- to seal the victory.

Kim marked his win by pumping his fist -- but his celebration was visible only when photographers' flashes went off.

Kim, born in Seoul, is from Lake Mary, Fla.

Results For U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship
WinFLLion KimLake Mary, FL1000
Runner-upAZDavid McDanielTucson, AZ700
SemifinalsIrelandKevin PhelanIreland500
SemifinalsCAJosh AndersonMurrieta, CA500
QuarterfinalsFLWesley GrahamPort Orange, FL400

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ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur Public Links

The U.S. Amateur Public Links is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA. It is designed for players who do not have playing privileges at a private club. See USGA website for details and complete description of eligibility requirements.

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