LPGA Tour

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic 2018

July 05-08

Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Wisconsin

$2,000,000

July 05-08

Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Wisconsin

$2,000,000

Round 3

Kim increases lead in Wisconsin

July 07, 2018

South Korea's Sei-young Kim matched the LPGA's 54-hole scoring record Saturday building a 24-under total that gave her an eight-shot lead at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

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Kim fired an eagle and six birdies in her eight-under par round on the par-72 Thornberry course in Oneida, Wisconsin.

She started the day with a four-shot lead and after kick-starting her round with an eagle at the par-five third she moved to 24-under for the tournament with a string of four straight birdies from the 13th through the 16th.

"I feel like this is the best I've ever played," said Kim, who matched the LPGA's 54-hole scoring record of 24-under set by Annika Sorenstam at the 2003 Mizuno Classic -- now known as the Toto Japan Classic.

Kim's long birdie attempt at 17 to break the record didn't drop.

At 18 she was in the left rough off the tee. Her second shot put her on the green but her birdie try was never close and she had to make a tough putt coming back to save par.

It's the second time the 25-year-old Kim has matched a Sorenstam scoring record. Her 27-under total in winning the 2016 Founders Cup in Phoenix matched the LPGA 72-hole record first established by the Swedish great in 2001.

"I hope to break it tomorrow," Kim said, adding that it was "an honor" to have her name alongside Sorenstam's.

"I used to watch Annika on television and it was my dream to play on the LPGA with her," she said.

Kim said she didn't expect to be nervous as she chased the record -- and a seventh LPGA title -- on Sunday.

"I just want to keep challenging myself and what I can do," she said. "Even if I break (the record), I'll keep (making) the challenges higher. That's my goal."

Kim, disappointed in her 25th-place finish at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship last week said she'd studied video to try to discover what went wrong and to "make my mind stronger".

The lesson she drew was simple.

"Just trust yourself," she said. "If I imagine, it can come true. It's come true."

South Korean Amy Yang was Kim's closest pursuer after a 67 for 200. The steady Yang had five birdies without a bogey and was one stroke in front of former world number one Lydia Ko, Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and American Emma Talley.

New Zealand's Ko, who snapped a near two-year title drought with a victory in San Francisco in April, holed out from the 86 yards out in the fairway for an eagle at the par-five 15th on the way to her second straight six-under 66.

Nordqvist joined her on 201 with a 67 and Talley posted a 68, Ko admitting it felt odd to find herself so far adrift after two solid rounds.

"Sei-young is tearing up the whole golf course," Ko said. "There are so many low numbers out there with the whole field."

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-24
63
65
64
192
2
Amy Yang
-16
67
66
67
200
T3
Lydia Ko
-15
69
66
66
201
T3
Anna Nordqvist
-15
67
67
67
201
T3
Emma Talley
-15
65
68
68
201
T6
Brittany Marchand
-14
64
72
66
202
T6
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-14
66
69
67
202
T6
Carlota Ciganda
-14
65
70
67
202
T6
Katherine Kirk
-14
62
71
69
202
T6
Yu Liu
-14
69
63
70
202
T11
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-13
72
68
63
203
T11
Celine Boutier
-13
69
71
63
203
T11
Ryann O'Toole
-13
70
66
67
203
T11
Mi Jung Hur
-13
69
66
68
203
T11
Bronte Law
-13
67
68
68
203
T11
Ariya Jutanugarn
-13
66
69
68
203
T11
Sandra Gal
-13
65
70
68
203
T11
Chella Choi
-13
68
66
69
203
T11
In Gee Chun
-13
67
66
70
203
T20
Tiffany Joh
-12
69
69
66
204
T20
Nasa Hataoka
-12
69
68
67
204
T20
Thidapa Suwannapura
-12
69
67
68
204
T20
Jin Young Ko
-12
68
67
69
204
T20
Mo Martin
-12
67
68
69
204
T20
Mariah Stackhouse
-12
66
67
71
204
T26
Jane Park
-11
69
69
67
205
T26
Kim Kaufman
-11
69
69
67
205
T26
Giulia Molinaro
-11
68
70
67
205
T26
Brianna Do
-11
68
69
68
205
T26
Catriona Matthew
-11
68
69
68
205
T26
Aditi Ashok
-11
69
67
69
205
T26
Maria Torres
-11
67
69
69
205
T26
Dani Holmqvist
-11
66
69
70
205
T26
Georgia Hall
-11
66
69
70
205
T35
Brooke M. Henderson
-10
65
75
66
206
T35
Sophia Popov
-10
71
67
68
206
T35
Jenny Shin
-10
68
70
68
206
T35
Minjee Lee
-10
68
69
69
206
T35
Lindy Duncan
-10
67
70
69
206
T35
Christina Kim
-10
66
71
69
206
T41
Peiyun Chien
-9
65
75
67
207
T41
Rebecca Artis
-9
70
69
68
207
T41
Hee Young Park
-9
70
68
69
207
T41
Maddie McCrary
-9
67
71
69
207
T41
Jennifer Song
-9
66
72
69
207
T41
Amy Olson
-9
69
68
70
207
T41
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-9
67
70
70
207
T41
Wichanee Meechai
-9
66
71
70
207
T41
Austin Ernst
-9
65
71
71
207
T41
Megan Khang
-9
64
72
71
207
T41
Brittany Altomare
-9
68
66
73
207
T52
Benyapa Niphatsophon
-8
69
71
68
208
T52
Charley Hull
-8
71
67
70
208
T52
Moriya Jutanugarn
-8
69
69
70
208
T52
Brittany Lang
-8
68
69
71
208
T52
Perrine Delacour
-8
67
70
71
208
T57
Hyo Joo Kim
-7
72
68
69
209
T57
Emily Pedersen
-7
70
69
70
209
T57
Pornanong Phatlum
-7
69
70
70
209
T57
Ayako Uehara
-7
65
73
71
209
T57
Nicole Broch Larsen
-7
68
69
72
209
T62
Mariajo Uribe
-6
71
69
70
210
T62
Dori Carter
-6
71
68
71
210
T62
Lee-Anne Pace
-6
68
71
71
210
T62
Kassidy Teare
-6
69
69
72
210
T62
Mirim Lee
-6
69
69
72
210
T62
Gaby Lopez
-6
68
70
72
210
T62
Mel Reid
-6
69
67
74
210
T69
Laetitia Beck
-5
68
72
71
211
T69
Laura Davies
-5
68
72
71
211
T69
Wei-Ling Hsu
-5
68
72
71
211
T69
Lauren Kim
-5
71
68
72
211
T69
Camilla Lennarth
-5
68
70
73
211
T74
Cheyenne Woods
-3
72
68
73
213
T74
Azahara Munoz
-3
66
74
73
213
T74
Annie Park
-3
68
71
74
213
T74
Jennifer Hahn
-3
67
72
74
213
78
Mina Harigae
-1
73
67
75
215
CUT
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Xiyu Lin
-3
72
69
141
CUT
Ally McDonald
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Klara Spilkova
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Angel Yin
-3
71
70
141
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Katelyn Sepmoree
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Jing Yan
-3
70
71
141
CUT
Allison Emrey
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Sydnee Michaels
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
-3
69
72
141
CUT
Sakura Yokomine
-3
68
73
141
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
-3
67
74
141
CUT
Jimin Kang
-3
66
75
141
CUT
Brittany Benvenuto
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Tiffany Chan
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Min Lee
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
71
71
142
CUT
Julieta Granada
-2
70
72
142
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Yani Tseng
-2
69
73
142
CUT
Sun Young Yoo
-1
74
69
143
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
-1
73
70
143
CUT
AJ Newell
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Alena Sharp
-1
72
71
143
CUT
Cydney Clanton
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Samantha Troyanovich
-1
71
72
143
CUT
Katelyn Dambaugh
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Caroline Inglis
-1
70
73
143
CUT
Katherine Perry
-1
69
74
143
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Becky Morgan
-1
68
75
143
CUT
Danielle Kang
E
74
70
144
CUT
Haru Nomura
E
74
70
144
CUT
Lauren Coughlin
E
71
73
144
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
E
71
73
144
CUT
Holly Clyburn
E
70
74
144
CUT
Beatriz Recari
E
70
74
144
CUT
Kelly Shon
1
75
70
145
CUT
Sung Hyun Park
1
74
71
145
CUT
Celine Herbin
1
72
73
145
CUT
Paula Reto
1
72
73
145
CUT
Jessy Tang
2
74
72
146
CUT
Maria Hernandez
2
73
73
146
CUT
Selanee Henderson
2
72
74
146
CUT
Haeji Kang
2
71
75
146
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
2
70
76
146
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
3
77
70
147
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
3
75
72
147
CUT
Dottie Ardina
3
74
73
147
CUT
Katie Burnett
3
73
74
147
CUT
Madeleine Sheils
3
72
75
147
CUT
Luna Sobron
3
72
75
147
CUT
Daniela Darquea
3
70
77
147
CUT
Erynne Lee
3
69
78
147
CUT
Lee Lopez
4
75
73
148
CUT
Cindy LaCrosse
4
71
77
148
CUT
Emily Tubert
5
76
73
149
CUT
Ilhee Lee
5
72
77
149
CUT
Alison Lee
5
72
77
149
CUT
Robynn Ree
5
71
78
149
CUT
Leticia Ras-Anderica
8
75
77
152
CUT
Gabby Lemieux
10
77
77
154
CUT
Vicky Hurst
12
79
77
156
CUT
Simin Feng
13
78
79
157
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Sei Young Kim
-24
192
2
Amy Yang
-16
200
T3
Lydia Ko
-15
201
T3
Anna Nordqvist
-15
201
T3
Emma Talley
-15
201
T6
Brittany Marchand
-14
202
T6
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-14
202
T6
Carlota Ciganda
-14
202
T6
Katherine Kirk
-14
202
T6
Yu Liu
-14
202
T11
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-13
203
T11
Celine Boutier
-13
203
T11
Ryann O'Toole
-13
203
T11
Mi Jung Hur
-13
203
T11
Bronte Law
-13
203
T11
Ariya Jutanugarn
-13
203
T11
Sandra Gal
-13
203
T11
Chella Choi
-13
203
T11
In Gee Chun
-13
203
T20
Tiffany Joh
-12
204
T20
Nasa Hataoka
-12
204
T20
Thidapa Suwannapura
-12
204
T20
Jin Young Ko
-12
204
T20
Mo Martin
-12
204
T20
Mariah Stackhouse
-12
204
T26
Jane Park
-11
205
T26
Kim Kaufman
-11
205
T26
Giulia Molinaro
-11
205
T26
Brianna Do
-11
205
T26
Catriona Matthew
-11
205
T26
Aditi Ashok
-11
205
T26
Maria Torres
-11
205
T26
Dani Holmqvist
-11
205
T26
Georgia Hall
-11
205
T35
Brooke M. Henderson
-10
206
T35
Sophia Popov
-10
206
T35
Jenny Shin
-10
206
T35
Minjee Lee
-10
206
T35
Lindy Duncan
-10
206
T35
Christina Kim
-10
206
T41
Peiyun Chien
-9
207
T41
Rebecca Artis
-9
207
T41
Hee Young Park
-9
207
T41
Maddie McCrary
-9
207
T41
Jennifer Song
-9
207
T41
Amy Olson
-9
207
T41
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong
-9
207
T41
Wichanee Meechai
-9
207
T41
Austin Ernst
-9
207
T41
Megan Khang
-9
207
T41
Brittany Altomare
-9
207
T52
Benyapa Niphatsophon
-8
208
T52
Charley Hull
-8
208
T52
Moriya Jutanugarn
-8
208
T52
Brittany Lang
-8
208
T52
Perrine Delacour
-8
208
T57
Hyo Joo Kim
-7
209
T57
Emily Pedersen
-7
209
T57
Pornanong Phatlum
-7
209
T57
Ayako Uehara
-7
209
T57
Nicole Broch Larsen
-7
209
T62
Mariajo Uribe
-6
210
T62
Dori Carter
-6
210
T62
Lee-Anne Pace
-6
210
T62
Kassidy Teare
-6
210
T62
Mirim Lee
-6
210
T62
Gaby Lopez
-6
210
T62
Mel Reid
-6
210
T69
Laetitia Beck
-5
211
T69
Laura Davies
-5
211
T69
Wei-Ling Hsu
-5
211
T69
Lauren Kim
-5
211
T69
Camilla Lennarth
-5
211
T74
Cheyenne Woods
-3
213
T74
Azahara Munoz
-3
213
T74
Annie Park
-3
213
T74
Jennifer Hahn
-3
213
78
Mina Harigae
-1
215
CUT
Maude-Aimee Leblanc
-3
141
CUT
Xiyu Lin
-3
141
CUT
Ally McDonald
-3
141
CUT
Klara Spilkova
-3
141
CUT
Angel Yin
-3
141
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
-3
141
CUT
Katelyn Sepmoree
-3
141
CUT
Jing Yan
-3
141
CUT
Allison Emrey
-3
141
CUT
Olafia Kristinsdottir
-3
141
CUT
Sydnee Michaels
-3
141
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
-3
141
CUT
Sakura Yokomine
-3
141
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
-3
141
CUT
Jimin Kang
-3
141
CUT
Brittany Benvenuto
-2
142
CUT
Tiffany Chan
-2
142
CUT
Min Lee
-2
142
CUT
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
-2
142
CUT
Julieta Granada
-2
142
CUT
Sarah Jane Smith
-2
142
CUT
Yani Tseng
-2
142
CUT
Sun Young Yoo
-1
143
CUT
Daniela Iacobelli
-1
143
CUT
AJ Newell
-1
143
CUT
Alena Sharp
-1
143
CUT
Cydney Clanton
-1
143
CUT
Samantha Troyanovich
-1
143
CUT
Katelyn Dambaugh
-1
143
CUT
Caroline Inglis
-1
143
CUT
Katherine Perry
-1
143
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
143
CUT
Becky Morgan
-1
143
CUT
Danielle Kang
E
144
CUT
Haru Nomura
E
144
CUT
Lauren Coughlin
E
144
CUT
Gemma Dryburgh
E
144
CUT
Holly Clyburn
E
144
CUT
Beatriz Recari
E
144
CUT
Kelly Shon
1
145
CUT
Sung Hyun Park
1
145
CUT
Celine Herbin
1
145
CUT
Paula Reto
1
145
CUT
Jessy Tang
2
146
CUT
Maria Hernandez
2
146
CUT
Selanee Henderson
2
146
CUT
Haeji Kang
2
146
CUT
P.K. Kongkraphan
2
146
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
3
147
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
3
147
CUT
Dottie Ardina
3
147
CUT
Katie Burnett
3
147
CUT
Madeleine Sheils
3
147
CUT
Luna Sobron
3
147
CUT
Daniela Darquea
3
147
CUT
Erynne Lee
3
147
CUT
Lee Lopez
4
148
CUT
Cindy LaCrosse
4
148
CUT
Emily Tubert
5
149
CUT
Ilhee Lee
5
149
CUT
Alison Lee
5
149
CUT
Robynn Ree
5
149
CUT
Leticia Ras-Anderica
8
152
CUT
Gabby Lemieux
10
154
CUT
Vicky Hurst
12
156
CUT
Simin Feng
13
157