Youngster Bio Kim Shares Lead with Leonard and Stensen

Bio Kim is the youngest player on the PGA Tour at 21-years of age.

But don't let that fool you, he went out and fired a five-under par, 65, on the tougher of the two courses here at Disney this week the Magnolia Course, to take a share of the lead.

Entering the season's final event, Kim was on the outside looking in at the top-125 on the money list, securing players full exemption for the 2012 season.

Though he is sitting well after round two of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital Classic, Kim keeps a level head about the possibility about returning to Q-school.

"Obviously if I don't get like first or second this week I have to go back to Q-school. But I'm not afraid of Q-school, because I'm only 21 and I've got a lot of things to do and a lot of tournaments to do."

"So if I have to go back to Q-school again, then I'll just play as hard as I can in Q-school and try to come back again."

"If I'm lucky enough to keep my card this week, it will be great. Hopefully I can play better next week -- no next year. Not next week. Yeah."

Kim has battled adversity before in his young life. At age 11, he was diagnosed with an irregular heart beat that would ultimately need a surgical procedure to repair.

It became a real life changing condition as it turned out, when Kim nearly passed out earlier this season at the Wyndham Championship.

After that event, he would return to his home in Korea to undergo yet another heart surgery.

In his post round press conference, Kim was asked how he felt when he learned he would indeed need heart surgery and if was nervous at all going into it.

"Yeah, of course, because it's not like an arm or a leg. It's the heart. I was a little scared, but this is the second time getting the surgery."

"I had it when I was 11, so it was all right. I mean, I didn't quite get used to it, but it was a little better."

Kim has carded rounds of 67 and 65 to be a co-leader at 12-under par with Justin Leonard and Henrik Stensen through two rounds of play at the CMN Hospital Classic.

The youngster has endured a lot for someone only 21-years old, but one thing is certain.

Kim is a fighter, in both life as well as in golf and he will keep plugging along this week and of course as he said -- Even if he does have to go back to Q-school.

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