Beginning the ultimate day two pictures forward of earlier main champions Anna Nordqvist and Brooke Henderson at Philadelphia’s Aronimink Golf Membership, Kim shot seven birdies — 4 in 5 holes on the again 9 — to complete 5 pictures away from fellow South Korean and three-time Ladies’s PGA champion Inbee Park.
As effectively tying for the bottom spherical within the event’s historical past, the 27-year-old Kim additionally set a championship scoring document of 266.
It means she will not lay declare to being the LPGA’s most profitable participant with out a main, including Sunday’s victory to her 10 earlier Tour titles.
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“I am so excited, I am truly actually hiding my tears in the meanwhile,” Kim mentioned after the win. “It was a serious that I actually wished so very excited and comfortable that I bought it finished.
“I caught to my gameplan, simply targeted one shot at a time. I did not need to play like this was my remaining spherical however simply persist with my momentum that I performed (with) all week and that labored out.”
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Park, who received her three Ladies’s PGA Championship titles between 2013 and 2015, shot a final-round five-under however nonetheless completed 5 pictures adrift of Kim, later saying her compatriot was “actually untouchable” on the ultimate day.
Behind Park within the remaining leaderboard was Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, each of whom additionally profited from sturdy remaining rounds to complete seven-under.
Kim earned $645,000 for the victory. It additionally means she has now received an LPGA title yearly since 2015, which incorporates smashing the Tour’s scoring document when she shot 31-under on the Thornberry Creek LPGA Basic in 2018.Amid a reshuffled calendar, the ultimate golf main of the 12 months, the US Ladies’s Open, will happen from December 10-14.