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Kim bests McDaniel for U.S. Amateur Publinx title

Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Lion Kim defeated David McDaniel, 6 & 5 in Saturday's 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Bryan Park.

There was a nearly seven-hour weather delay, but, at 9:06 p.m. (et), Kim holed the winning putt for his first USGA title.

Kim was 2-up through 12 holes on Saturday when the horn sounded, stopping play. After a second storm rolled through the area, the delay lasted even longer, but just before 5:00 p.m., the championship resumed and Kim pounced.

He won the 13th hole with a bogey, then took the 14th with a birdie. Kim was 4-up and stayed at that score after the first 18. Normally, there's a break between 18s, but with the long weather delay, they headed back to the first tee.

Kim won the first and second holes with pars and was 6-up with 16 to play. Kim won the par-five sixth with a par and was 7-up and that's where the score stayed for the next five holes.

Kim was 7-up with seven to play in waning light. McDaniel extended things with a winning par at the par-three 12th, but Kim and McDaniel halved the 13th for Kim's 6 & 5 victory.

07/17 21:41:31 ET

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