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The LPGA Scoring Record Shattered by Sei Young Kim!

The LPGA Scoring Record Shattered by Sei Young Kim!

Today is July 9th, 2018 and we present The LPGA Scoring Record Shattered by Sei Young Kim.  Monday Rewind #96.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

The LPGA Scoring Record Shattered by Sie Young Kim.

Sei Young Kim not only shattered the LPGA 72 hole scoring record, she blew it away!  The previous record was owned by Annika Sorenstam at 27 under par, but Kim’s 31 under par was a display of absolutely pure ball striking and brilliant putting.  She won the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida, WI. This is her 7th career victory on the LPGA Tour and her first this year.

Carlota Ciganda shot 22 under which is not too shabby for an outright second.  Anna Nordqvist of Sweden, Amy Yang and Emma Talley of the US finished in a tie for 3rd.

PGA Tour:

I really like Kevin Na, so to see him victorious for the second time in his career by winning the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier at The Old White in White Sulfur Springs, WV, made me really happy.  He did it in outstanding fashion with a five-shot win over Kelly Kraft whose second place finish guarantees him a place in the Open Championship in a couple of weeks!  The victory put NA in 18th place in the FedEx Cup points list.  In the post-round interview, Na said “The last time I won I had been on Tour for 8 years and I said it would not be another 8 before my next victory.  I made it in 7!”

European Tour:

Russell Knox won in a playoff with Ryan Fox to take the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin GC in Donegal, Northern Ireland. He did it in spectacular fashion, holeing a 40 footer to finish his round at -14.  Ryan Fox hit it to 10 feet in regulation but lipped out for the outright victory.  Off to a playoff they went and it was Deja vu all over again.  Knox holed out from about the same distance and Fox missed from 12 feet to hand Knox the trophy!

Jorge Campillo shot a final round 65 to take outright third and the disappointed overnight leader Erik Van Rooyen of South Africa, and Jon Rahm, tied for fourth.  

Next Week:

PGA Tour: John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL.

European Tour: The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane GC, in Gullane, Scotland.

LPGA Tour: Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I in Sylvania, OH


Picture: Keith Allison

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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