This Amateur Golfer Namchul Kim, Born IN South Korea

24 December 2016 | By

 

May Represent Australia One Day

Amateur Golfer Namchul Kim, known to most as Joe,
fired off 11 birdies in a remarkable round of 61.
Kim finished at 11 under, posting a whopping 46 Stableford points.
He started his round on the back-nine and was four-under at halfway before carding seven birdies over the front nine,
including five straight birdies to complete his once-in-a-lifetime round.
Kim’s round fell one-shot short of the course record,
set about 15 years ago by professional Paul Gow (-12) at the Canon Challenge.
Amateur Aussie golfer Joe Kim scored a course record 61 at Castle Hill Golf Club
Kim, 19, was born in Seoul, South Korea,
and moved to Australia with his family aged seven.
He lives in Castle Hill and is a member at the local course with a +1 handicap.
He started playing golf at nine.
Kim’s card made for stunning reading. Eleven birdies, no bogeys.
He walked off the course dazed at posting such a remarkable score for an amateur.
I am just shocked that I shot that round — I couldn’t believe it,” Kim said. “I kind of fluked it, I guess. I started on the back nine and was four-under. I had seven-under on the front nine, five birdies to finish off.
The par fives were a bonus for me because I was hitting it so well. I was having 15-foot eagle putts so they were tap-in birdies. The par threes, I hit it to two-feet twice. That was also a bonus. The last five holes I birdies. I holed two good putts and was hitting them to four feet.”
Kim hopes to secure a scholarship in the United States.
“I am hoping to go to college in America,” he said. “I am practising to become a pro golfer. I was thinking about going to college and then turning pro after college.”
Castle Hill club professional, David Northey, was also shocked at Kim’s round.
“It’s reward for the 50 hours of practice he puts in each week. It’s one of the best rounds we have seen here in two decades,” said Northey.

Kim has played in the NSW Golf Open for the past two years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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