South Korea’s Kim Sei-young captured her first major title Sunday, winning the Women’s PGA Championship with a record-shattering seven-under par 63, the lowest final round in tournament history..
The 27-year-old from Seoul became the ninth first-time major winner from the past 10 women’s golf majors with a bogey-free finish at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
“It means a lot,” Kim said. “I feel so emotional. It’s a dream come true. I’m waiting for a while to reach my biggest goal.
“I’m very happy with that. Feel like I overcome myself. Very happy with first major win.”
Seventh-ranked Kim finished the 72 holes on a tournament-record 14-under 266 to beat compatriot Park In-bee by five strokes with Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda sharing third on 273 and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist fifth on 276.
“Sei Young was just really untouchable,” Park said. “She played really, really good golf today. I’d