Golf team adds transfer

Will Cheney


Georgia Southern University’s head golf coach Larry Mays announced today in a news release that golfer Kim Koivu will transfer to GSU from Brevard College.

Koivu is from Helsinki, Finland. While there, he finished with low-amateur honors at the 2011 Gant Open, a Nordea Professional Tour event. In 2012, he tied for 10th at another professional event, Paltamo Open, as an amateur.

While at Brevard, Koivu was named South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference in 2011-2012. He recorded three individual wins, including a win at the Cherokee Valley Invitational.

“Kim is a very experienced player who has proven he can compete on a high level,” Mays said in a news release. “He will bring that experience to Georgia Southern and will be a great asset to our program during the next two years.”

Koivu will be a junior and will have two years of eligibility remaining.