South Korean Sei Young Kim dumped all of her pursuers during the fourth round of the KPMG Championship on the LPGA Tour on Sunday in Newton Square to clinch her first career major title.
Holding a two-shot priority before the start of the day, Kim was sparkling under seven birdies and a card of 63, seven under par. Her cumulative score of 266 (-14) put her ahead of compatriot Inbee Park (65) by five strokes and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka (64) by seven.
“This course is a big challenge for all the players, it’s really difficult. Sometimes I would nod or my legs would shake. However, I tried to keep my focus, ”the winner, who was ranked third in the world as of Monday, told golf.com.
Second before starting the job, the Canadian Brooke M. Henderson (72) fell to sixth place with a total of 277 (-3). The other maple leaf golfer in action, Alena Sharp (72), was tied for 48e level with a record of 289 (+9).