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Was This Duke’s Most Impressive Athletic Performance In 2019?

What an amazing ride by Blue Devil Gina Kim

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Gina Kim Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

For the most part we stick with Duke basketball here and football during football season. We periodically write about Duke teams that are either chasing championships or Duke athletes that do something extraordinary.

So we can't let this pass: golfer Gina Kim, a native of Chapel Hill who just finished her freshman year as an NCAA champion, turned in the lowest round ever by an amateur in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Check out what Golf Digest had to say about her stunning performance: “Kim then proceeded to go crazy on the front nine (her back), making three birdies and two bogeys on the first five holes, then holing out for eagle from 141 yards at the par-4 eighth. On the following hole, the par-5 ninth, she nearly made an albatross after lacing a 3-wood from 241 yards that scared the hole. A two-putt birdie gave her a five-under 66, the lowest round ever shot in the championship by an amateur. It left her in a tie for second, one stroke back of Japan’s Mamiko Higa.“

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