State Men's Golf Adds Three in Early Signing Period
Nov. 13, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State men's golf team announced the addition of three student-athletes in the early signing period on Wednesday. Will Blalock, Carter Simon, and DK Kim will join the team for the 2014-15 season.
"They are all very good players and nice young men," said head coach Richard Sykes. "We're really looking forward to them getting here."
Will Blalock | Forestview HS | Gastonia, N.C
"Will is obviously a top-flight player," Sykes stated. "He won the Junior North & South Championship this summer and also the (Bobby) Chapman, which is an invitational for the best players this side of the country. Obviously, he is a very special talent."
Blalock is ranked No. 11 on GolfWeek's list of the top 100 players from the class of 2014.
DK Kim | Marvin Ridge HS | Waxhaw, N.C.
"The first round I saw him shoot, he hit a 65 at Pinehurst, which is something that's hard to do," Sykes mentioned. "Since then, I've been watching him for a while, and he's very, very talented. I think the sky is the limit for him."
Carter Simon | Bill Crothers Secondary School | Ontario, Canada
Carter Simon of Sutton, Ontario, has been recognized for his talents on the national stage, competing for Ontario at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Simon was one of just three players selected to the team that earned a silver medal in the national team competition. Individually, he won the CN Future Links Ontario Championship in a playoff this May.
Simon turned in another very strong performance this past summer, placing third in the field of 74 golfers at the 2013 Golf Canada Prairie Championship. Shooting a three-round score of 211 (70-70-71), Simon finished just three strokes off the championship pace.
"An Ontario Junior champion, he's really been coming on strong in the last year," Sykes said. "He was just selected to the Canadian National Team, which is quite an honor. I expect great things out of him."
The NC State men's golf team had a strong fall 2013 season, earning two top-three team finishes in four tournaments. Individually, State golfers combined for nine finishes within the top 20 of a tournament field and 20 rounds at or under par in official competition.