Cinderella Story. Former groundskeeper. About to become the NCAA Champion....
Not quite. Michigan's meteoric rise to the NCAA's golf tournament's final four may be a bit of a surprise, but only to the extent that it happened so quickly. A lot of it has to do with a young man choosing Michigan as a place to make his mark. Not too long ago Lion Kim, one of Michigan's best and highest ranked player was the No. 2 golf prospect coming out of high school. He had scads of offers from the traditional NCAA golf powers, but chose Michigan. According to the Ann Arbor News:
"My way of thinking for college was that I wanted to go somewhere I could make a difference," Kim said.
Michigan defeated USC 3-2 in match play this morning/afternoon. As a result they move on to the Final Four, and face No. 7 ranked Texas A&M who just downed No. 2 Arizona State 3-1-1.