Nov. 12, 2006
Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 12) - Loyola Marymount University men's golf has signed Torrance's South High School senior John Lim to a National Letter of Intent, announced fifth-year Head Coach Alex Galvan. The 2006 Bay League Player of the Year will join the defending West Coast Conference Champions in the Fall of 2007.
It will be the fifth high school recruit to join the Lions in the last three seasons, including sophomore Brian Locke from St. Bernard High School and junior Jason D'Amore, sophomore Joe Stassi and freshman Brandin Cohen are from Mira Costa High School.
"John will give us another great talent from the local area," said Galvan, who led the Lions to their first WCC title in 2006, including trips to the NCAA West Regional and the NCAA Championship. "He has the talent to really help our squad as a freshmen. We are looking forward to having him become a Lion."
Lim will graduate from South in June of 2007. As a junior in 2006 he finished the Bay League and CIF qualifying in second place with a two-round 145. He has finished the Bay League in the top-10 in his three previous seasons of high school, placing eighth in 2005 and fourth in 2004. As a freshman he shot a 69 in the first round of CIF qualifying.
As a sophomore he shot a career best 66 in the second round of the Toyota Tour Cup T.O.C. on Sept. 10-11, 2005. He went on to post a two-round 138 to win the individual title. He equaled his career best with another 66 at the Family Honda/Toyota Open on Aug. 16-19, posting a sixth place finish with a three-round 214.
This past year he was the LA City Junior Champion with a three-round 217. He also won the Toyota cup at Sierra Lakes with a two-round 143. On the national circuit he placed 36th at the Heather Farr Classic on April 14-16 with a three-round 222. He followed that with a 15th place finish at the Mission Hills Desert Junior Championship. He hit a 221. He finished the summer tour with a 10th place finish at the Pinnacle Community Junior Championship on Aug. 9-11.