KPMG Women's PGA Championship R4

Sei Young Kim wins first major

October 08-11
Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
$4,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3




Sei Young Kim has won her first major title in style, beating Inbee Park by five strokes with a 7-under 63 at Aronimink Golf Club.


“I won’t lie, I did feel the pressure starting last night,” said Kim. “I actually arrived about 30 minutes later than I normally do at the golf course. I really tried to stay composed during the tournament, during the round, and I’m happy that I got it done.”

She was never really challenged in the final round and finished at 14-under 266 setting the championship scoring record while her 63 ties the tournament record.



Inbee Park, a three-time former champion, called her “really untouchable”.

“It was just so hard to believe that she never won a major before because it felt like she won a few,” said Park.


Nasa Hataoka and Carlota Ciganda finished third at 7-under while Anna Nordqvist and Brooke Henderson finished fifth and sixth

Kim joins a growing list of first-time major winners over the last few years with nine of the last ten major champions having never won before including Sophia Popov at the Women’s British Open and Mirim Lee at the ANA Inspiration ealier this year.



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Park tried hard to catch Kim in an effort to match Mickey Wright with a record fourth win at the Women’s PGA Championship and produced three birdies on the front nine.

“I thought 65 will definitely do it. I was thinking maybe like 5 to 6 under is a good number to kind of post and just see what happens. But obviously Sei Young was just much better than anyone else out there today.”





Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-14
71
65
67
63
266
2
Inbee Park
-9
70
70
66
65
271
T3
Carlota Ciganda
-7
68
69
71
65
273
T3
Nasa Hataoka
-7
72
69
68
64
273
5
Anna Nordqvist
-4
69
68
68
71
276
6
Brooke M. Henderson
-3
71
69
65
72
277
T7
Charley Hull
-1
70
71
69
69
279
T7
Jennifer Kupcho
-1
72
65
71
71
279
T9
Brittany Lincicome
E
67
72
72
69
280
T9
Gaby Lopez
E
68
72
68
72
280
T9
Bianca Pagdanganan
E
77
65
65
73
280
T9
Lauren Stephenson
E
70
68
74
68
280
T13
Mina Harigae
1
74
68
66
73
281
T13
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
1
72
69
69
71
281
T13
Ally McDonald
1
71
71
70
69
281
T13
Kelly Tan
1
67
71
72
71
281
17
Sung Hyun Park
2
71
71
69
71
282
T18
Ashleigh Buhai
3
70
68
74
71
283
T18
Eun-Hee Ji
3
71
72
70
70
283
T18
Moriya Jutanugarn
3
72
68
72
71
283
T18
Lydia Ko
3
68
70
74
71
283
T18
Pernilla Lindberg
3
69
76
70
68
283
T23
Matilda Castren
4
69
77
68
70
284
T23
In Gee Chun
4
72
67
71
74
284
T23
Jeong Eun Lee
4
70
72
70
72
284
T23
Hannah Green
4
79
66
72
67
284
T23
Sophia Popov
4
73
73
68
70
284
T23
Madelene Sagstrom
4
72
71
72
69
284
T23
Jasmine Suwannapura
4
70
74
70
70
284
T30
Mel Reid
5
74
70
71
70
285
T30
Jenny Shin
5
70
76
70
69
285
T30
Lexi Thompson
5
70
72
73
70
285
T33
Danielle Kang
6
68
69
73
76
286
T33
Stacy Lewis
6
75
71
68
72
286
T33
Yealimi Noh
6
74
68
71
73
286
T33
Jennifer Song
6
72
68
73
73
286
T37
Celine Boutier
7
74
71
71
71
287
T37
Cydney Clanton
7
68
74
72
73
287
T37
Ariya Jutanugarn
7
73
72
70
72
287
T37
Cristie Kerr
7
71
74
72
70
287
T37
Amy Olson
7
71
70
74
72
287
T37
Robynn Ree
7
71
71
76
69
287
T37
Amy Yang
7
69
72
72
74
287
T44
Jennifer Chang
8
75
67
72
74
288
T44
Lindy Duncan
8
72
72
76
68
288
T44
Angela Stanford
8
73
73
70
72
288
T44
Angel Yin
8
74
71
70
73
288
T48
Chella Choi
9
75
71
72
71
289
T48
Yui Kawamoto
9
72
70
74
73
289
T48
Xiyu Lin
9
73
73
74
69
289
T48
Pornanong Phatlum
9
73
70
74
72
289
T48
Alena Sharp
9
71
73
73
72
289
T48
Elizabeth Szokol
9
71
74
73
71
289
T54
Maria Fassi
10
73
72
74
71
290
T54
Isi Gabsa
10
70
75
69
76
290
T54
Katherine Kirk
10
73
73
74
70
290
T54
Sarah Schmelzel
10
70
76
73
71
290
T58
Perrine Delacour
11
74
71
71
75
291
T58
Austin Ernst
11
73
73
74
71
291
T58
Georgia Hall
11
70
74
74
73
291
T58
Jessica Korda
11
73
71
73
74
291
T58
Minjee Lee
11
73
71
77
70
291
T58
Hee Young Park
11
76
69
73
73
291
T58
Hinako Shibuno
11
70
75
76
70
291
T65
Haeji Kang
12
73
72
73
74
292
T65
Leona Maguire
12
73
69
76
74
292
T65
Mariah Stackhouse
12
72
74
72
74
292
T65
Linnea Strom
12
68
70
81
73
292
T69
Cheyenne Knight
13
71
74
70
78
293
T69
Alison Lee
13
75
71
74
73
293
T69
Anne van Dam
13
73
73
71
76
293
72
Laura Davies
15
75
70
75
75
295
73
Haru Nomura
18
74
72
72
80
298
74
Patty Tavatanakit
19
72
73
76
78
299
CUT
Pajaree Anannarukarn
7
70
77
147
CUT
Sandra Gal
7
74
73
147
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
7
71
76
147
CUT
Megan Khang
7
74
73
147
CUT
Brittany Lang
7
74
73
147
CUT
Caroline Masson
7
73
74
147
CUT
Stephanie Meadow
7
78
69
147
CUT
Haley Moore
7
75
72
147
CUT
Gerina Piller
7
71
76
147
CUT
Lizette Salas
7
73
74
147
CUT
Klara Spilkova
7
74
73
147
CUT
Nicole Broch Larsen
8
77
71
148
CUT
Maria Fernanda Torres
8
74
74
148
CUT
Jillian Hollis
8
76
72
148
CUT
Caroline Inglis
8
77
71
148
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
8
76
72
148
CUT
Su Oh
8
73
75
148
CUT
Peiyun Chien
9
75
74
149
CUT
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth
9
78
71
149
CUT
Esther Henseleit
9
76
73
149
CUT
Sarah Kemp
9
77
72
149
CUT
Esther Lee
9
75
74
149
CUT
Yu Liu
9
73
76
149
CUT
Emma Talley
9
75
74
149
CUT
Albane Valenzuela
9
75
74
149
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
9
76
73
149
CUT
Kristen Gillman
10
74
76
150
CUT
Christina Kim
10
73
77
150
CUT
Kristy McPherson
10
77
73
150
CUT
Annie Park
10
72
78
150
CUT
Jing Yan
10
75
75
150
CUT
Brittany Altomare
11
76
75
151
CUT
Alison Curdt
11
75
76
151
CUT
Kendall Dye
11
77
74
151
CUT
Julia Engstrom
11
75
76
151
CUT
Azahara Munoz
11
74
77
151
CUT
Ryann O’Toole
11
76
75
151
CUT
Morgan Pressel
11
72
79
151
CUT
Sarah Burnham
12
76
76
152
CUT
Dana Finkelstein
12
76
76
152
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
12
72
80
152
CUT
Wichanee Meechai
12
74
78
152
CUT
Dottie Ardina
13
76
77
153
CUT
Kim Kaufman
13
78
75
153
CUT
Bronte Law
13
75
78
153
CUT
Tiffany Joh
14
75
79
154
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
14
78
76
154
CUT
Andrea Lee
16
78
78
156
CUT
Jordan Lintz
16
83
73
156
CUT
Joanna Coe
19
79
80
159
CUT
Samantha Morrell
19
82
77
159
CUT
Seul-Ki Hawley
20
80
80
160
CUT
Jennifer Borocz
21
80
81
161
CUT
Ellen Ceresko
21
82
79
161
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
21
81
80
161
WD
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
1
72
67
72
211
WD
Nelly Korda
1
71
71
WD
Mirim Lee
7
77
77