In the Winner’s Circle with Sei Young Kim at the Pelican Womens Championship | LPGA

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Hometown / Resident: Seoul, Republic of KoreaDate of Birth: January 21, 1993; currently 27 years, 10 months and 1 day

Qualified for the LPGA Tour: Completed T9 at the 2014 LPGA Final Qualifier to earn LPGA Tour membership first

Professional / recruit year: 2010/2015

VICTORIES
LPGA:
12th career victory
PREVIOUS WINS: 2015 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, 2015 LPGA LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey, 2015 Blue Bay LPGA, 2016 JTBC Founders Cup, 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, 2017 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play presented by Aeroméxico and Delta, 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic , LPGA Mediheal Championship 2019, Classic Marathon 2019 presented by Dana, CME Group Tour Championship 2019, 2020 PGA Women’s KPMG Championship

KLPGA: Five career wins

CME GLOBE RACE

With her victory, Kim gains 500 points and is expected to move from fourth to third with 1554 points

SILVER

With her victory, Kim earns $ 225,000; she earned $ 1,133,219 this season and $ 9,799,895 in her career

2020 LPGA TOUR PERFORMANCES

Seven events played, seven cups made, $ 1,133,219 won; two wins, three more top 10s

OF NOTE

  • She hit 12 of 14 fairways and 12 of 18 greens, with 30 putts in the final round
  • Kim is the inaugural Pelican Women’s Championship champion presented by DEX Imaging and Konica Minolta
  • Kim moves up to 18th place on LPGA Tour career earnings list with $ 9,799,895, passing In Kyung Kim, Amy Yang and Catriona Matthew
  • Her tournament score of 14 under par 266 sets 72 hole record for Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging and Konica Minolta
  • She becomes the first person to win her first start after winning her first major since Ariya Jutanugarn at the 2016 AIG Women’s Open and CP Women’s Open.
  • This is his 12th career LPGA Tour title, overtaking Jiyai Shin (11) on the Korea Republic’s all-time winning list and behind only Se Rei Pak (25) and Inbee Park ( 20)
  • This is Kim’s seventh event of the 2020 LPGA Tour season; she tied a career best result with the win and a win at the KPMG PGA Women’s Championship in early October
  • She took home the greatest winner’s check in women’s golf history of $ 1.5 million with her victory at the 2019 CME Group Tour Championship and also topped $ 8 million in career earnings.
  • Her victory at the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic set the LPGA Tour scoring record for 72 holes with a par 257 of 31 under, breaking the 27 under 261 mark held by Annika Sorenstam and Kim herself.
  • Kim has recorded at least one victory in every LPGA Tour season since 2015 (12 career wins)
  • She recorded two wins in 2020, her fourth multi-win season since her rookie year of 2015
  • Third degree black belt in taekwondo, his father owned a taekwondo academy in their home Republic of Korea

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