Sei Young Kim Destroys LPGA Tour Scoring Record with NineShot Victory
11 July, 2018, 15:47 | Author: Suzanne Horton
We found out in spectacular fashion as 25 year old South Korean Sei Young Kim re-wrote the LPGA record books by winning the tournament with a score of -31, 257.
Speaking of her 63-65-64-65 tournament, surpassing Annika Sorenstam's 27-under record from 2001, she told LPGA.com: "After I shot 27-under (at the 2016 JJTBC Founders Cup), I wanted the 72-hole record". She would tack on three more birdies including a 12-footer on 17, one of the toughest holes on the course, and finished at 22-under.
Including her final round of 63 at this event past year, Kim has now played her last 72 holes at Thornberry Creek in 33 under par and her 7th LPGA Tour title now appears but a formality.
"Just before starting (Sunday), I was just setting my goal as a bogey-free round", Kim said.
"I made a really good up and down on 17 and then to stick it close on 18 to give myself an opportunity was great", said Law.
"I wasn't sure if it was going to come again".
Even with an eight shot lead entering the round, Kim never let her foot off the gas pedal.
The steady Yang had five birdies without a bogey and was one stroke in front of former world number one Lydia Ko, Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and American Emma Talley.
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