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Sei Young Kim leads KPMG Women’s PGA, but unusual Sunday awaits all

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Sunday should fit all fandom as the leaderboard at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is both eclectic and intriguing through 54 holes.

There’s a multiple major champion, a leader in search of her first, popular players, top-10 players and fringe players. You’ve got a 7-time major winner who ranks 143rd in driving distance and the longest hitter on tour – who happens to be ranked 712th in the world.

You also have a pristine venue in Aronimink Golf Club that hasn’t allowed anything lower than a 5-under round this week and hasn’t receive a single complaint.

Sei Young Kim (67) holds a two-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson (65) and Anna Nordqvist (68) through three rounds in the women’s third major of the season. With a bogey at the last on Saturday, Kim stands at 7 under par.

Inbee Park (66), the aforementioned seven-time major champ, is

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Sei Young Kim, eyeing 1st major, leads by 2 at Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim has yet to splurge on the $1.5 million she won last year in the richest prize offered at a tournament in women’s golf.



Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, watches her shot on the 15th hole during the third round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, watches her shot on the 15th hole during the third round at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

“I’m just saving up for the future,” she said.

Winning the first major of her career just might be priceless. A 10-time LPGA Tour winner, the 27-year-old South Korean has the unwanted title of winningest active player without a major championship.



Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, walks off the 16th green during the third round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, walks off the 16th green during the third round at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf

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Sei Young Kim retains KPMG Women’s PGA Championship lead after 3rd round

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Sei Young Kim had another excellent outing at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, shooting a 3-under 67 Saturday to hold the lead after three rounds at Aronimink.

The South Korean sits at 7-under 203, two strokes ahead of Brooke Henderson and Anna Nordqvist as she tries for her first career major championship. A 10-time LPGA Tour winner, Kim was runner-up at the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and tied for second at the Evian Championship in 2018.

The last four winners of the tournament either led or co-led after 36 holes, and Kim played like a golfer poised to make it five.

Henderson, who won the 2016 Women’s PGA Championship, tied her career-best 18-hole score at a

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Sei Young Kim up by 2 shots after 3 rounds at Women’s PGA

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim had another excellent outing at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, shooting a 3-under 67 Saturday to hold the lead after three rounds at Aronimink.

The South Korean sits at 7-under 203, two strokes ahead of Brooke Henderson and Anna Nordqvist as she tries for her first career major championship. A 10-time LPGA Tour winner, Kim was runner-up at the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and tied for second at the Evian Championship in 2018.

The last four winners of the tournament either led or co-led after 36 holes, and Kim played like a golfer poised to make it five.

Henderson, who won the 2016 Women’s PGA Championship, tied her career-best 18-hole score at a major championship with a 65 to stay within striking distance. Henderson had five birdies for a bogey-free round.

“Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I’m a major champion,” Henderson

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Sei Young Kim’s birdie bonanza gives her KPMG Women’s PGA Championship lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Sei Young Kim birdied five of the final six holes as darkness fell Friday at Aronimink for a 5-under 65 and the second-round lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old South Korean closed with a 6-under 29 on the front nine. She dropped early strokes on Nos. 11 and 12 and made her lone first-nine birdie on the par-5 16th.

Kim had a 4-under 136 total at rugged 6,437-yard Aronimink. She tied Karrie Webb (2001) and Sarah Kemp (2011) for the lowest nine-hole score in the Women’s PGA Championship.

A 10-time LPGA Tour winner, Kim is looking for her first major victory. She was runner-up at the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and tied for second at the Evian Championship in 2018.

The last four winners of the tournament either led or co-led after 36 holes.

Jennifer Kupcho (65), Danielle Kang (69), Carlota Ciganda

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Sei Young Kim has late birdie run to take Women’s PGA lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim ignored the manually operated leaderboards dotted around Aronimink as she started to rally her way into contention.



Jennifer Kupcho watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)


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Jennifer Kupcho watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)



Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, lines up a putt on the eighth hole during the second round of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)


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Sei Young Kim, of South Korea, lines up a putt on the eighth hole during the second round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Newtown Square, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

“I was in a good momentum, so I just wanted to ride on that,” Kim said.

By the time she finished sinking birdie after birdie en route toward matching a record round, Kim could afford

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Sei Young Kim has late birdie run to take Women’s PGA lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim ignored the manually operated leaderboards dotted around Aronimink as she started to rally her way into contention.

“I was in a good momentum, so I just wanted to ride on that,” Kim said.

By the time she finished sinking birdie after birdie en route toward matching a record round, Kim could afford a peek at the board: Her name was on top.

Kim birdied five of the final six holes as darkness fell Friday at Aronimink for a 5-under 65 and the second-round lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old South Korean closed with a 6-under 29 on the front nine. She dropped early strokes on Nos. 11 and 12 and made her lone first-nine birdie on the par-5 16th.


“When we entered the front nine, the wind kind of slowed down and it was kind of easier to attack

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