VANDERBILT FRESHMAN ANNIE KIM (BGGA CLASS OF 2018) WINS FIRST TEAM TITLE

Annie Kim T-15 in her first collegiate tournament.

Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) Alumni Annie Kim teed it up for the first time for Vanderbilt and went on to win the team title. The women’s golf team won the rain-shortened Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club, with the Commodores having a 12-shot margin over Arizona State with a 17-under par total of 599 (278-281).

Annie’s 143 (71-72) led her to T-15 in her first collegiate tournament.

Kim credits the BGGA coaching team and facility as giving her a great opportunity to improve her game and commented that, “No one can deny that Bishops Gate has the best golf training facility in Florida.”

Student-athletes at BGGA have to learn how to handle the rigors of academics and athletics while living away from home. It’s a skill that helped her transition to college.

“College coaches tell you that you have to change your lifestyle and adapt to being a young adult,” said Kim. “When you move to college you have to have time management, but at BGGA you already do things yourself, so I already had those skills to carry to college.”

The team win is the first for the Commodores at the Mason Rudolph Championship since the 2014 edition of the event and the third time Vanderbilt has won their home tournament (other win came in 2002). Vanderbilt returns to the course October 12-14 at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC.