Kim fires 63 to seal Women’s PGA, 1st major win


NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Sei Young Kim shot 7-under 63 in the final round to seal her first major title Sunday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old South Korean finished at 14-under 266 at Aronimink Golf Course, winning the major that had eluded her so far in her career. Kim had 10 wins entering the tournament, which made her the winningest active player without a major championship.

Her 63 was the best round of the tournament. She finished five shots ahead of runner-up Inbee Park, who shot a solid 65 on Sunday.

Kim, a 2016 Olympian, was runner-up at the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and tied for second at the Evian Championship in 2018. Kim held the 54-hole lead at a major once, at the 2015 ANA Inspiration, where she finished in a tie for fourth.

She sealed the championship with a round to remember at Aronimink. Kim’s fifth birdie of the day at the par-3 14th gave her a four-shot lead over Park and put her at 12 under for the championship.

She earned $645,000 for the championship. Kim has at least one win in every LPGA Tour season since 2015.

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