Briefs: Kim from UCI is in U.S. Open

Former UC Irvine golfer qualifies to play at Pebble Beach June 17-20. 'Eaters' Jock competes today.

June 09, 2010
(Courtesy of UC Irvine )

Kenny Kim, a member of the UC Irvine men's golf program from 2004 to 2008, has qualified for the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links June 17 through June 20.

Kim shot a six-under total of 136 (69-67) to tie for second in Monday's qualifier at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento.

Kim was an All-Big West Conference second-team selection in 2006 when he placed fifth at the conference championship and had four top-10 finishes during the season. He was named to the honorable mention squad in 2008. He played on two Big West championship teams with the 'Eaters.

Jock Competes today

UC Irvine sophomore Charles Jock competes in the NCAA Track and Field Championships today at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Jock, the Big West Conference Athlete of the Year in men's track, runs in the semifinals of the 800 meters at 4:30 p.m. Eight runners will advance to the final set for Friday at 5:40 p.m.


Jock's semifinal race today is scheduled to be webcast at Friday's final will be shown on the CBS College Sports Network.

He set the school record in the 800 three times this season. Initially, he broke three-time Olympian Steve Scott's school mark in winning the event with a time of 1:47.46 at the Cal/Nevada Championships Mar. 28 at UCLA's Drake Stadium. That effort earned Jock Athlete of the Meet honors.

He broke his own record in winning the 800 in 1:46.93 at the Big West Championships May 15 at Northridge. Jock also anchored UCI's first-place 4x400 relay (3:09.43) at the league meet.

Jock set the record a third time in winning his quarterfinal heat in 1:46.67 at the NCAA West Regional in Austin, Tex., May 28.

— From staff reports

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