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Posted at 10:24 a.m., Monday, August 21, 2006

Kim named to World Amateur team

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i's Kimberly Kim was named to the 2006 USA Women's World Amateur team today by the Women's Committee of the U. S. Golf Association.

Kim, 14, became the youngest U.S. Women's Amateur champion in history this month. She was born in Hilo and moved to the Mainland last year to pursue her golf ambitions.

Kim's teammates will be Amanda Blumenherst, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jennie Lee, of Huntington Beach, Calif.

The Women's World Amateur Team Championship is conducted by the International Golf Federation, made up of national governing bodies of golf in more than 100 countries. A record 51 teams have entered the event this year. It will be played Oct. 18 to 21 at De Zalze Golf Club and Stellenbosch Golf Club in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Kim was also runner-up at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links this year and made the cut at the U.S. Women's Open. She is a two-time winner of the Junior World Championship, (2000 and 2004) and became the youngest to win an AJGA championship when she captured the 2004 Sun Willows Junior at age 12.