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Cal's Michael Kim is near the top of the U.S. Open Leaderboard

It was already an historic U.S. Open Golf Championship for the California Golden Bears. And so far, Michael Kim is making it even more memorable.


The Cal men's golf team, which enjoyed a record-setting 2012-2013 season, put another feather in its cap this week when teammates Michael Weaver, Max Homa, and Michael Kim teed off at the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA. Weaver, Homa, and Kim are believed to be the first trio of college teammates ever to play in the same U.S. Open. Weaver qualified for the championship with his runner-up finish in the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship; Homa and Kim made the field by surviving U.S. Open qualifiers.

So far at Merion Golf Club, the Cal trio has acquitted itself well. Homa posted a respectable opening round 73 (+3) before blowing up for a 78 in the second round. His +11 score will miss the cut. Weaver did a little better, carding a pair of 74s to finish the second round at +8 and hovering around the cut line.

But the story of the Cal trio has been Kim. The Cal junior shot 73 (+3) for the first round and was 2-under par for his second round through 11 holes before play was suspended. Kim currently stands at 1-over par, tied for 8th place with seven holes remaining to play in his second round.

Kim will resume his second round at 7:15 a.m. Eastern time Saturday morning. The third round will begin before 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. This is your open thread for Kim's run at the U.S. Open lead and the rest of the tournament action. Will Kim remain in contention? Will Weaver make the cut and make it two Bears playing on the weekend? Talk about it all here.

Hole on you Bears!