Leina Kim collected her fifth Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week award despite falling short of claiming the title in last week’s Midwestern State Invitational.
Kim, according to the Colorado State University-Pueblo Lady ThunderWolves website, finished second in the Midwestern State Invitational after enjoying the opening round lead.
She ended up tied for 10th with University of Missouri-St. Louis’s Joana Yanez in the Las Vegas Desert Classic, the Lady ThunderWolves’ first tournament in RMAC’s 2014-2015 spring season, with a 36-hole tally of 13-over 157.
The CSU-Pueblo junior bounced back at the Midwestern State Invitational where she kicked off her title bid with a 1-under 71 to join West Texas A&M University Buffaloes bet Whitlee Woods atop the standings.
But she limped with a 9-over 81 against the par-72, 5,843-yard layout at Wichita Falls Country Club in Wichita Falls, Texas to drop to second place with a final tally of 152 to lose the individual crown by one stroke to West Texas’s Glory Jangthongsir.
Kim, despite the loss, recorded the tournament’s best scoring average on par-4 holes with 4.10 and posted seven birdies, the most in the event.
It was Kim’s fifth weekly conference honor giving the Lady ThunderWolves a record sixth award this season. CSU-Pueblo senior Julie Sanchez earned the accolade on Oct. 2.
Kim topped four of the five events on the RMAC calendar to bag for Golfer of the Week honors.
She ruled the Samuel Proa Insurance Lady Wolf Pack Invitational, West Texas A&M Lady Buff Invitational, Colorado Christian Invitational, and the Mustang Women’s Fall Intercollegiate last year.
Kim also ended up tied for third place in the RMAC #2 Tournament along with Sanchez and Cha Cha Willhoite of the Metro State University Roadrunners.
The Lady ThunderWolves continue their title campaign when they play at the Mustang Intercollegiate set on April 3 and 4 in Goodyear, Arizona.