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.