Kim shatters LPGA scoring records, wins by 9 shots

Korean Sei Young Kim holds up the trophy after winning the LPGA Classic at Thornberry Creek in Oneida, Wis. with a record 31-under par.

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) - Sei Young Kim became the first player in LPGA Tour history to go lower than 30 under in a performance so dominant in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic that she now has the tour scoring records all to herself.

Kim closed with a 7-under 65 on Sunday for a nine shot victory, finishing at 31-under par. That broke by four shots to par the record Kim had shared with Annika Sorenstam.

She also set the 72-hole scoring record at 257, finishing with a par to break the mark by one shot.

The only blemish for Kim all week at Thornberry Creek at Oneida was a double bogey in the second round Friday. She had 31 birdies and one eagles, and hit 67 out of 72 greens in regulation.

“I set my goal today for a bogey-free round,” Kim said, and it was a goal she achieved. In fact, the only flaw on her scorecard for the week was a double bogey on No. 17 on Friday. She made 31 birdies – also an LPGA record for 72 holes – and one eagle as she missed only five greens in four rounds.