Kim, Edberg Shine In October
David Kim fashioned two top-five finishes and Martina Edberg won her third tournament of the fall season as the Big West Golfers of the Month for October.
Kim Leads UC Irvine
UC Irvine junior David Kim (Fullerton, Calif./Eastside Christian HS) started the fall season strong with a pair of top-five finishes to earn Big West Men’s Golfer of the Month accolades for October.
Kim posted three rounds in the 60s for the month as the Anteaters finished fifth or better at the Nick Watney Invitational and Bill Cullum Invitational – both 15-team fields.
He shot 2-under 211 at the Nick Watney Invitational with a final round 68 to place fifth overall among 89 golfers. He opened with rounds of 73 and 70 to help UCI to a fifth place showing.
Kim rode a second round 6-under 66 to an aggregate 9-under 207 over 54 holes at the Cullum Invitational, in which the Anteaters finished second as a team. Individually, Kim was third out of 96 competitors as he sandwiched the 66 with rounds of 73 and 68 at Wood Ranch Golf Club.
It was the sixth top-10 finish of his career.
Kim also competed at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational in Hawai‘i at the end of the month, and had a top round of 73.
Others nominated: Matt Wilson (Cal State Fullerton); Matt Lutz (UC Riverside)
Edberg Wins Third Fall Title
Earning her second straight and fourth career Big West Women’s Golfer of the Month award, Cal State Fullerton senior Martina Edberg (Glumslov, Sweden/Klippans Gym) continued her brilliant play in October.
Edberg captured medalist honors for the third time in four fall tournaments as she shot 2-under 211 at the Memphis Women’s Intercollegiate in Germanwood, Tenn. It was the seventh victory of her exceptional Titan career. Edberg won by seven strokes over Camila Serrano of FIU and nine strokes in front of third-place Michaela Fletcher of Memphis.
She opened the tournament with a 69 and carded rounds of 72 and 70 to reach 211. She knocked in her first eagle of the season on the 485-yard No. 7, the only eagle of the tournament. Edberg also topped the field with 12 birdies overall. The Titans tied for sixth among 13 teams in the competition.
The Sweden native would have finished the fall with four straight individual titles if not for a slight dip at the end of the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational. She posted her first fall round over par during the final 18 holes, a 1-over 73, to place third in the field of 90. Edberg flirted with victory as she was tied for the lead going into the final three holes. She had fired rounds of 70 and 72 to position herself for another win.
The Titans placed sixth among 15 teams at the Harbottle Invitational.
Others nominated: Sophie Bergland (Cal Poly); Avery French (UC Irvine); Hannah Facchini (UC Riverside)