Niagara Falls - Rising senior Daniel Kim shot a 68, -2 under par, on a windy Monday morning at Niagara Falls Country Club to medal in the 2012 Porter Cup qualifier.
The two-time Big South All-Conference member, who took second-place overall this spring at the 2012 Big South Men's Golf Championship tournament, carded a 34, -1 under par, on the front nine and another 34, -1 under par, on the back nine to win the event by one stroke.
Kim birdied all three par-5’s in chilly, windy conditions to qualify for the Porter Cup for the second straight year.
Kim finished one stroke ahead of both Chris Covellie of Buffalo, New York, and Simon McInnis of Ontario, Canada, who both carded a 34 on the front nine and a 35 on the back nine to finish the one day qualifying event tied for second-place with a round of 69, -1 under par.
The 54th Porter Cup will be held July 18-21 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
The Porter Cup was first staged in 1959. It was originally known as the International Invitation at Niagara Falls Country Club and consisted largely of businessmen and college students from Western New York and Southern Ontario.