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.
Just to recap @thornberrylpga:— LPGA Media (@LPGAMedia) July 9, 2018
Sei Young Kim set the 72-hole @LPGA scoring record (-31)
Tied the all-time 54-hole scoring record (-24)
Set record for most sub-par holes (birdies/eagles) in a single event
AND collected her 7th LPGA win!
Not a bad Sunday. pic.twitter.com/GYVKYJ8t4Q