Report: Big 12 champion golfer transferring to Arkansas

By: Matt Jones
Published: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Dylan Kim tees off on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Dylan Kim tees off on the second hole during the first round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Lancaster Country Club, Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Lancaster, Pa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

— Dylan Kim, who won the individual championship in the Big 12 earlier this year, will transfer from Baylor to Arkansas, according to Golfweek.

The Plano, Texas, native is expected to be immediately eligible for her redshirt junior season in 2017-18.

Kim was the Big 12's freshman of the year in 2015 when she enrolled after graduating high school a semester early. She finished fourth in stroke play at the NCAA Championships that year with a win over the nation's No. 1 amateur at the time.

In April, Kim won the Big 12 individual championship with five birdies in the final round to finish the tournament 2-under par, three shots ahead of second place. Kim lost in match play in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships in May and Baylor was eliminated 3-2 by Stanford.

According to Golfweek, Kim redshirted the 2015-16 season after undergoing surgery to remove a benign tumor from one of her legs.

Kim is the second notable transfer to join the Razorbacks in the past two seasons. Kaylee Benton was the Mountain West Conference freshman of the year in 2016 at UNLV.

At Arkansas, Kim will join a veteran group led by senior Alana Uriell and junior Maria Fassi. The Razorbacks advanced to the NCAA Championships earlier this year, but failed to make it to the eight-team match play.

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