Sei Young Kim Sets LPGA Scoring Record at Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

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In The Winner’s Circle with SEI YOUNG KIM

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

Thornberry Creek at Oneida

Oneida, Wisconsin

July 8, 2018

 Hometown/Resides: Seoul, Republic of Korea/Dallas, Texas

Birthdate: Jan. 21, 1993 – currently 25 years, 5 months, 17 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Tied for ninth at the 2014 LPGA Qualifying Tournament

Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2010/2015

       

VICTORIES

LPGA: Seventh career victory and first of 2018

PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, 2015 LOTTE Championship Presented by Hershey, 2015 Blue Bay LPGA, 2016 JTBC Founders Cup, 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic For Simply Give, 2017 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play presented by Aeromexico and Delta

MONEY

With her win, Kim earns $300,000; she has earned $647,366 this season and $5,191,525 in her career, becoming the 61st player in LPGA history to break the $5 million threshold

 RACE TO CME GLOBE

With her win, Kim earns 500 points and is projected to move into the top 15 in the Race to CME Globe with 1,245 points

2018 IN A NUTSHELL ON THE LPGA

15 events played, 13 cuts made, $647,366, one victory, three additional top-10 finishes

RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

Sei Young Kim’s historic play this week has re-written the all-time LPGA record books – here’s a look at what she accomplished at the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic:

Lowest 54 holes – In relation to par

-24, 192 (63-65-64) Sei Young Kim, Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wisc., 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, par 72

-24, 192 (63-63-66) Annika Sorenstam, Seta Golf Course, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan, 2003 Mizuno Classic, par 72

Lowest 72 holes – In relation to par

-31, 257 (63-65-64-65) Sei Young Kim, Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wisc., 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, par 72

-27, 261 (63-66-70-62) Sei Young Kim, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz., 2016 JTBC Founders Cup, par 72

-27, 261 (65-59-69-68) Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz., 2001 Standard Register PING, par 72

Most sub-par holes (birdies/eagles) in a single event

32, Sei Young Kim, 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, 63-65-64-65

30, Brittany Lincicome, 2017 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, 64-65-69-68

30, Gerina Piller, 2017 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, 67-65-65-71

30, Lexi Thompson, 2017 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, 69-61-66-70

OF NOTE

·       Kim becomes the 17th different player to win in 2018 and the sixth Korean player with a victory this season, the most of any country

·       Kim made 31 starts between her last win in Mexico and this week

·       Kim is now tied with In-Kyung Kim for sixth-most wins by a Korean player in LPGA history

·       Kim joins Brooke Henderson as the only players with LPGA Tour wins in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 201

·       Kim was the 2015 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year after winning three times in her rookie season

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About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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