Annie Kim ready to go to NCAA Franklin Regional


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – University of Houston Senior Annie-Kim begins the playoffs when she tees off at the NCAA Franklin Regional on Monday morning on the North Course at Vanderbilt Legends Club.

Kim will be the first Cougar to compete in NCAA regional play as an individual participant. She was one of 36 individual entrants to be selected for NCAA regional play at all six NCAA regional venues.

Although this is Kim’s first time competing in NCAA regional competition, it will be her second playoff appearance. Kim and her Cougar teammates were scheduled to compete in the 2021 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, but rain forced that event to be canceled without a hit.

This is the seventh season that Houston will be represented in the NCAA playoffs, the Cougars competed as a team for six consecutive years from 2015-21 with the 2020 regionals canceled due to the COVID pandemic -19.


Fans can follow the scores live at the NCAA Franklin Regional by clicking here.


For Monday’s first round, Kim will compete in a pool with ETSU’s Hollie Muse and Murray State’s Payton Carter.

Fans can find full first-round pairings by clicking here.



Kim earned her invitation to NCAA Regionals as the Cougars’ main contender throughout the 2021-22 season. The Seoul native led the team with an average of 73.47 and 11 rounds of par or better, including a team-best 67 in the second round at MountainView Collegiate on March 19.

She has five top-25 finishes this year with a season-best fourth place finish at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., Oct. 4-6, 2021.

A two-time member of the American Athletic Conference’s All-Academic Varsity Team, Kim recently opened the U.S. Championships with an even par 72 and tied for 12and at 225 in his conference tournament debut.

She was named to the All-American Athletic Conference team for the first time in her career earlier this week.

Kim is no stranger to the Vanderbilt Legends Club. As a freshman during the 2018-19 season, she played in three tournaments for the Commodores before transferring to Houston.

Kim will face student-athletes from Wake Forest, No. 1 seed, No. 2 seed Alabama, No. 3 seed Texas A&M, No. 4 seed Duke, No. 5 seed Oregon State , seeded No. 6 Vanderbilt, seeded No. 7 BYU, seeded No. 8 Kent State, seeded No. 9 UTSA, seeded No. 10 Augusta, seeded No. 11 University of Boston and seeded No. 12 Austin Peay as well as individuals Mikayla Bardwell (Tennessee), Tara Bettle (UNCG), Dorota Zalewska (Chattanooga), Hollie Muse (ETSU) and Payton Carter (Murray State).


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