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Eunice Kim '21 earns national golf honor

Strong scores on the course and in the classroom lead to All-Scholastic honor for Exeter's golf captain. 

By
Brian Muldoon
December 16, 2019
Eunice Kim practicing golf

Eunice Kim '21 is ranked in the top-100 of female junior golfers in the class of 2021.

Exeter golf captain Eunice Kim ’21 has enjoyed success on golf courses across the Northeast. Now, she is being recognized nationally.

Kim is one of 12 female golfers across the country to be named to the American Junior Golf Association Scholastic Junior All-America Team.

“I was so surprised when I was told I was chosen for the Scholastic team,” said Kim. “Out of so many talented and intelligent applications, I was really fortunate to have been chosen as one of the 12 team members. My mom called me as soon as she heard the news; I was ecstatic. I was really anxious during the month-long wait.”

“I am delighted to see Eunice receive this award,” said Big Red head golf coach Bob Bailey. “Eunice is a hard-working player who works year round on her game. She is a great competitor and leaves nothing in the bag after each match. She is also a great captain, one who leads by example and brings out the best in her teammates. She is so deserving of this recognition.”

Eunice KimThe Scholastic Junior All-America team highlights top junior golfers in the country for outstanding performance both on the course and in the classroom. The qualifications to be considered are steep. High grades and strong standardized test scores, along with school and community involvement, and a necessary top-five finish at an AJGA Tournament, which Kim completed this past summer when she finished fourth overall in a field of 96 golfers at the Albany Junior Open. Big Red golf was represented proudly in Albany as William Huang ’21 claimed first place overall on the boys side.  

Kim is the third Exeter golfer to earn AJGA Scholastic honors; Stella Woo ’17 was named to the Scholastic Junior All-America team while Charlie Dubiel ’17 was named to the Scholastic Honor Roll, both during the 2016 season.

Kim received the award last month at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, an invitational tournament featuring some of the best junior golfers in the world played at one of the premier courses in the world, Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

“It was definitely nerve-wracking to play in a tournament with the best juniors golfers from all over the world. The week was full of fun and once-in-a-lifetime events and opportunities. I made so many new friends during the week, I got to meet Jack Nicklaus, and walking down the fairway of the 18th hole was an incredible and unforgettable experience. I was reminded why I enjoy playing golf so much.”