Marathon Classic R3

Sei Young Kim takes one-stroke lead into final day

July 11-14
Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Sei Young Kim shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday in the Marathon Classic to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson..


Kim fired seven birdies and two bogeys in spite of windy conditions to reach 16-under 197 at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

“It was a little tough to judge the distance,” Kim said. “Wind very gusty, on and off.”

The South Korean player won the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship in May in California for her eighth tour title.

“Tomorrow, I play with Lexi Thompson, one of my favorite players,” Kim said. “I’m very exciting play with her. … I’m very confident right now. Play same as last three days.”

Thompson made a 20-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th for a 65. She won the ShopRite LPGA Classic last month in New Jersey for her 11th tour title.


“It was a lot windier today,” Thompson said. “A little bit different direction, but not a big difference. It was just gusty. … It was a little bit more to deal with and then firmer greens in the afternoon, but it was a good test.”

She’s coming off a two-week break after playing five straight events.

“I took my first week off at home and just relaxed and then I basically just played the second week,” Thompson said. “I just wanted to keep my swing in the groove because I was hitting it well before I took the break. Just really took it easy. Came into this week knowing I like this golf course and just this tournament in general, so it’s just been overall a fun week for me.”

U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 was third at 12 under after a 69.

“My tee shot was not very good, especially my iron shots,” Lee6 said. “It was so hard to control my shots. There weren’t a lot of birdies today.”

Stacy Lewis (69), Jennifer Kupcho (69) and Carlota Ciganda (68) were 11 under.

Lewis won the last of her 12 LPGA Tour titles in 2017. She was born in nearby Toledo and has an endorsement deal with Marathon Oil.

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“As long as it stays windy and the golf course keeps playing hard, I think there is a good round out there,” Lewis said. “I feel like I’m getting really close. I did a good job hanging in there today. I thought it played pretty tough. Just keep inching a little closer to playing some really good golf. That’s all you can do.”

Kupcho is making her sixth tour start as a pro. The former Wake Forest star won the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in April.

“It was good,” Kupcho said. “I definitely struggled a little bit the beginning with tee shots. Got the groove going at the end and just missed a couple putts.”


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-16
67
64
66
197
2
Lexi Thompson
-15
66
67
65
198
3
Jeongeun Lee6
-12
66
66
69
201
T4
Carlota Ciganda
-11
66
68
68
202
T4
Jennifer Kupcho
-11
67
66
69
202
T4
Stacy Lewis
-11
65
68
69
202
T7
Pavarisa Yoktuan
-9
68
70
66
204
T7
Brooke M. Henderson
-9
67
70
67
204
T9
Dana Finkelstein
-8
70
69
66
205
T9
Caroline Masson
-8
65
70
70
205
T9
Youngin Chun
-8
64
70
71
205
T12
Mariajo Uribe
-7
72
69
65
206
T12
Minjee Lee
-7
69
72
65
206
T12
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-7
70
67
69
206
T12
Tiffany Joh
-7
70
67
69
206
T16
Jaye Marie Green
-6
68
73
66
207
T16
Paula Creamer
-6
69
71
67
207
T16
Kelly Tan
-6
69
71
67
207
T16
Elizabeth Szokol
-6
71
67
69
207
T16
Emma Talley
-6
70
68
69
207
T16
Su Oh
-6
69
69
69
207
T16
Christina Kim
-6
68
68
71
207
T16
Ashleigh Buhai
-6
67
69
71
207
T24
Annie Park
-5
71
69
68
208
T24
Tiffany Chan
-5
69
71
68
208
T24
Haru Nomura
-5
68
72
68
208
T24
Jing Yan
-5
70
68
70
208
T24
Ruixin Liu
-5
68
70
70
208
T24
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-5
67
71
70
208
T24
Linnea Strom
-5
67
71
70
208
T24
Stephanie Meadow
-5
71
66
71
208
T24
Cheyenne Knight
-5
67
69
72
208
T24
Clariss Guce
-5
66
68
74
208
T34
Marissa Steen
-4
72
70
67
209
T34
Charlotte Thomas
-4
70
71
68
209
T34
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
70
70
69
209
T34
Sandra Changkija
-4
69
70
70
209
T34
Sakura Yokomine
-4
70
68
71
209
T34
Ayako Uehara
-4
68
70
71
209
T34
Azahara Munoz
-4
65
70
74
209
T41
Sarah Schmelzel
-3
72
71
67
210
T41
Giulia Molinaro
-3
68
74
68
210
T41
Caroline Hedwall
-3
71
70
69
210
T41
Xiyu Lin
-3
71
69
70
210
T41
Austin Ernst
-3
70
70
70
210
T41
Wichanee Meechai
-3
70
69
71
210
T41
Brittany Altomare
-3
69
69
72
210
T41
Jenny Haglund
-3
65
72
73
210
T41
Alena Sharp
-3
64
72
74
210
T50
Erica Shepherd (a)
-2
72
70
69
211
T50
Jasmine Suwannapura
-2
70
72
69
211
T50
Gemma Dryburgh
-2
72
69
70
211
T50
Brianna Do
-2
70
70
71
211
T54
Dori Carter
-1
73
68
71
212
T54
Min Lee
-1
71
70
71
212
T54
Mirim Lee
-1
69
72
71
212
T54
Aditi Ashok
-1
67
74
71
212
T54
Karine Icher
-1
68
71
73
212
T54
Alison Lee
-1
69
69
74
212
T54
Alana Uriell
-1
67
71
74
212
T61
Lauren Kim
E
74
69
70
213
T61
Cheyenne Woods
E
71
72
70
213
T61
Kim Kaufman
E
73
68
72
213
T61
Laura Gonzalez Escallon
E
70
71
72
213
T61
Angela Stanford
E
74
66
73
213
T61
Anne van Dam
E
71
69
73
213
T61
Jeong Eun Lee
E
71
69
73
213
T68
So Yeon Ryu
1
73
70
71
214
T68
Chella Choi
1
72
71
71
214
T68
Katherine Perry
1
72
71
71
214
T68
Jacqui Concolino
1
70
73
71
214
T68
Lee Lopez
1
71
71
72
214
T68
Jessica Porvasnik
1
72
68
74
214
74
Simin Feng
2
71
70
74
215
T75
Alison Walshe
4
72
71
74
217
T75
Becca Huffer
4
70
69
78
217
77
Olafia Kristinsdottir
5
68
75
75
218
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
2
75
69
CUT
Kendall Dye
2
74
70
CUT
Maria Torres
2
74
70
CUT
Celine Herbin
2
73
71
CUT
Sophia Popov
2
73
71
CUT
Na Yeon Choi
2
72
72
CUT
Cydney Clanton
2
72
72
CUT
Maria Fassi
2
72
72
CUT
Dottie Ardina
2
71
73
CUT
Ashli Bunch
2
71
73
CUT
Mi Jung Hur
2
71
73
CUT
Madelene Sagstrom
2
71
73
CUT
Lilia Vu
3
77
68
CUT
Muni He
3
75
70
CUT
Louise Ridderstrom
3
74
71
CUT
Yealimi Noh
3
73
72
CUT
Robyn Choi
3
72
73
CUT
Daniela Darquea
3
72
73
CUT
Luna Sobron Galmes
3
72
73
CUT
Kris Tamulis
3
72
73
CUT
Kristy McPherson
3
71
74
CUT
Anne-Catherine Tanguay
3
71
74
CUT
Kasey Miller
3
70
75
CUT
Morgan Pressel
3
70
75
CUT
Haeji Kang
4
74
72
CUT
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
4
73
73
CUT
Dani Holmqvist
4
72
74
CUT
Laura Diaz
4
71
75
CUT
Anna Redding
4
70
76
CUT
Sarah Burnham
5
76
71
CUT
Jimin Kang
5
74
73
CUT
Allie White
5
73
74
CUT
Suzuka Yamaguchi
5
73
74
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
5
72
75
CUT
Emily Kristine Pedersen
5
71
76
CUT
Lizzie Win (a)
5
70
77
CUT
Min-G Kim
6
75
73
CUT
Karen Chung
6
74
74
CUT
Natalie Gulbis
6
74
74
CUT
Virginia Elena Carta (a)
6
72
76
CUT
Jaclyn Lee
6
69
79
CUT
Mina Harigae
7
75
74
CUT
Cindy LaCrosse
7
74
75
CUT
Erynne Lee
7
74
75
CUT
Becky Morgan
7
72
77
CUT
Lee-Anne Pace
7
72
77
CUT
Maddie McCrary
8
79
71
CUT
Paula Reto
8
76
74
CUT
Rachel Rohanna
8
74
76
CUT
Peiyun Chien
8
73
77
CUT
Louise Stahle
9
78
73
CUT
Silvia Cavalleri
9
75
76
CUT
Isi Gabsa
9
73
78
CUT
Stephanie Kono
11
78
75
CUT
Kris Tschetter
12
81
73
CUT
Kim Williams
15
77
80
WD
Mi Hyang Lee
69
WD
Lizette Salas
76
WD
Amelia Lewis
79
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