Got into the field as the first alternate from the Memphis, Tenn., sectional qualifier after being involved in a 5-for-2 playoff. Kim shot 7-under 135 at Germantown Country Club and Ridgeway Country Club. The Republic of Korea native's only professional win to day is the 2012 Shinhan Donghae Open on the Korean Tour. Kim turned professional in 2010 after representing Korea in the World Amateur Team Championship. He also won a gold medal in the 2010 Asian Games.