Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
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Korea's Kim Sei-young Breaks LPGA Records in Thornberry Creek Classic Win

Korea's Kim Sei-young Breaks LPGA Records in Thornberry Creek Classic Win

But Aditi's total of 12-under was 19 shots behind Sei Young Kim, whose final round seven-under 65 saw her post a record total of 31-under 257.

In the back nine, Kim added three more birdies and hit no bogeys to become the first golfer on the LPGA Tour to go 31 under par at a tournament.

In case there was any question mark about Kim's control of this event she soon put it to bed with an eagle at her 3rd hole and an outward nine of 33 before all but putting the result of the event to rest with a homeward nine of 31. Kim won the 2016 Founders Cup at 27 under, while Sorenstam won the 2001 Standard Register Ping at 27 under - that was the tournament during which the Swede shot 59.

Victory at Oneida never seemed in doubt for Kim, who collected $300,000 in prize money having held the lead after her second round of 65. The answer was yes, her tee shot on the par 3, 17th on Friday which led to a double bogey, the only hole she played above par in four rounds.

"I just ask to somebody but that's not right answer, so I getting to the YouTube, how to make the mind stronger".


For all the birdies, Kim set the LPGA Tour record with a par on the final hole to finish at 257. "But after two years ago at JTBC, I shot a 27-under; that tied the record with Annika Sorenstam". Hee Young Park won a playoff after she and Angela Stanford each finished at 258 in the Manulife Classic in Canada in 2013 (par 71), while Karen Stupples shot 258 at the Welch's/Fry's Championship in Arizona in 2004 (par 70). Kim earned her full time status card on the LPGA Tour after finishing tied for ninth at the 2014 LPGA Qualifying Tournament.

No one had a chance Sunday.

New Zealand's Ko, who snapped a near two-year title drought with a victory in San Francisco in April, holed out from the 86 yards out in the fairway for an eagle at the par-five 15th on the way to her second straight six-under 66.

Carlota Ciganda of Spain lost a ball and made double bogey on the 18th hole but still shot a 64 to finish alone in second, nine shots behind. Anna Nordqvist, Amy Yang and Emma Talley finished joint third, 11 behind Kim. I was very patient. "Lots of birdies; lots of good shots". No one, and I mean no one ever dreamed there would be this many birdies but the Oneida Nation is a generous bunch and there was nothing wrong with witnessing golf history this week, re-written by one Sei Young Kim.

Kim notched her seventh LPGA victory and her first since the Lorena Ochoa Match Play in Mexico past year.

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