Golfer Shatters LPGA Scoring Records

Jul 9, 2018  •  Post A Comment

One of the regulars on the LPGA Tour broke the tour’s scoring record, shooting a stunning 31 strokes under par in winning the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

The AP reports that Sei Young Kim won the event by nine strokes.

“Kim’s 31 under broke the record she had shared with Annika Sorenstam,” the AP reports. “Kim won the 2016 Founders Cup at 27 under, while Sorenstam won the 2001 Standard Register Ping at 27 under, the tournament where the Swede shot 59.”

Kim also set a new 72-hole scoring mark with a 257, breaking the previous record by one stroke.

“The 25-year-old from South Korea opened with a 63, followed with a 65 and shot a 64 on Saturday to reach 24 under, which tied Sorenstam’s 54-hole record in 2003 at the Mizuno Classic in Japan, a 54-hole event,” the AP notes.

Kim did have a double-bogey in Friday’s second round.

She’s quoted in the story saying: “I had the double-bogey on 17. That was the only one I had where I missed the shot. It’s crazy.”

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