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Baylor’s Lee and Kim Earn Big 12 Women’s Golf Honors

Baylor women's golf junior Amy Lee became the first Big 12 Player of the Year in program history, and redshirt sophomore Dylan Kim joined Lee on the 2017 All-Big 12 Women’s Golf Team, the conference office announced Friday.

Lee and Kim are the sixth and seventh different players to earn All-Big 12 honors during head coach Jay Goble’s six-season tenure. Kim’s honor was the second of her career, as she earned 2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 recognition before sitting out the majority of the 2016 season as a medical redshirt.

Kim joins Ali Brewer, Melanie Hagewood, Hannah Burke and Hayley Davis as the only players in program history named to multiple All-Big 12 Teams. Burke and Davis hold the school record with three All-Big 12 Team honors. All told, 10 different Baylor players have earned 18 total All-Big 12 honors in the league’s 21 years. Eight of those 18 honors have come in the last six years under Goble.

The 2017 All-Big 12 Team is comprised of the top 10-ranked golfers when averaging individual rankings by Golfstat and Golfweek following the Big 12 Championship. The league’s head coaches vote to determine Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year awards.

Lee is the highest-ranked Big 12 women’s golfer at No. 26 nationally, while Kim ranks 10th in the league at No. 94 nationally. Additional All-Big 12 Team honorees are OSU’s Linnea Johansson (No. 47), OSU’s Maddie McCrary (No. 48), Texas’ Sophia Schubert (No. 52), Oklahoma’s Julienne Soo (No. 58), TCU’s Emmy Martin (No. 64), OSU’s Emma Broze (No. 73), Texas’ Greta Voekler (No. 77) and ISU’s Chayani Wangmahaporn (No. 87).

Baylor is the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Athens (Ga.) Regional, which runs May 8-10 at University of Georgia Golf Course. The top six teams and three lowest-scoring individuals on non-advancing teams will move on to the NCAA Championships, which run May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Lee enters the tournament with a team-best 71.97 stroke average, which is on pace to break the Baylor single-season record held by Hayley Davis at 72.32 in 2014-15. She has played all 10 tournaments this season, shooting 14 of 29 rounds at par or better and finishing among the top-five individuals four times. Lee also has six top-10s and nine top-25 finishes.

Kim ranks second on the team with a 73.17 stroke average, which is currently seventh-best in a single season in program history. She won the 2017 Big 12 Championship for her career-first medalist honor, becoming the second individual Big 12 Champion in program history. Kim has also played every event this season and recorded 12 of 29 rounds at par or better, along with three top-10s and seven top-25 finishes.


Amy Lee, Baylor (average ranking of 26)

Linnea Johansson, Oklahoma State (average ranking of 47)

Maddie McCrary, Oklahoma State (average ranking of 48)

Sophia Schubert, Texas (average ranking of 52.5)

Julienne Soo, Oklahoma (average ranking of 58.5)

Emmy Martin, TCU (average ranking of 64.5)

Emma Broze, Oklahoma State (average ranking of 73)

Greta Voekler, Texas (average ranking of 77)

Chayani Wangmahaporn, Iowa State (average ranking of 87.5)

Dylan Kim, Baylor (average ranking of 94.5)

Player of the Year: Amy Lee, Baylor 
Freshman of the Year: Greta Voekler, Texas
Coach of the Year: Ryan Murphy, Texas

Ali Brewer, 1999

Ali Brewer, 2000

Melanie Hagewood, 2001

Melanie Hagewood, 2003

Josefin Svenningsson, 2004

Hannah Burke, 2007 (Freshman of the Year)

Allison Martin, 2007

Hannah Burke, 2009

Hannah Burke, 2010

Chelsey Cothran, 2012

Hayley Davis, 2012

Hayley Davis, 2013

Lauren Taylor, 2013 (Freshman of the Year)

Hayley Davis, 2015

Dylan Kim, 2015 (Freshman of the Year)

Laura Lonardi, 2016

Amy Lee, 2017 (Player of the Year)

Dylan Kim, 2017

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