Kim Sei-young

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Kim Sei-young
Kim Sei-young LPGA Kingsmill 2017.jpg
Kim in 2017
Personal information
Born (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 25)
Seoul, South Korea
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality South Korea
Career
CollegeKorea University[1]
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)LPGA of Korea Tour
LPGA Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour7
LPGA of Korea Tour5
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT4: 2015
Women's PGA C'ship2nd: 2015
U.S. Women's OpenT8: 2017
Women's British OpenT4: 2018
Evian ChampionshipT2: 2018
Achievements and awards
LPGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2015
Kim Sei-young
Hangul
김세영
Revised RomanizationGim Seyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Seyŏng

Kim Sei-young (born 21 January 1993), also known as Sei Young Kim, is a South Korean professional golfer.

Kim plays on the LPGA of Korea Tour and the LPGA Tour. She has won five times on the LPGA of Korea Tour and seven times on the LPGA Tour. Her win at the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic set the record for the lowest 72-hole score (257) and the lowest to-par score (−31).[2]

Professional wins (12)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 Feb 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic 70-68-72-68=278 −14 Playoff Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
South Korea Sun-Young Yoo
2 18 Apr 2015 LPGA Lotte Championship 67-67-70-73=277 −11 Playoff South Korea Inbee Park
3 1 Nov 2015 Blue Bay LPGA 70-72-74-70=286 −2 1 stroke United States Kim Kaufman
United States Candie Kung
United States Stacy Lewis
4 20 Mar 2016 JTBC Founders Cup 63-66-70-62=261 −27 5 strokes New Zealand Lydia Ko
5 19 Jun 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic 65-69-65-68=267 −17 Playoff Spain Carlota Ciganda
6 7 May 2017 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play 1 up Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
7 8 Jul 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic 63-65-64-65=257 −31 9 strokes Spain Carlota Ciganda

LPGA Tour playoff record (3–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
South Korea Sun-Young Yoo
Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2015 LPGA Lotte Championship South Korea Inbee Park Won with eagle on first extra hole
3 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic Spain Carlota Ciganda Won with birdie on first extra hole

LPGA of Korea Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 14 Apr 2013 Lotte Mart Women's Open 78-70-71-68=287 −1 2 strokes South Korea Jang Su-yeon
South Korea Lee Jeong-eun
South Korea Jang Ha-na
2 8 Sep 2013 Hanwha Finance Classic 71-72-72-68=283 −5 Playoff South Korea Ryu So-yeon
3 15 Sep 2013 MetLife-Hankyung KLPGA Championship 69-69-71-70=279 −9 1 stroke South Korea An Song-yi
South Korea Chun In-gee
4 18 May 2014 Woori Investment & Securities Ladies Championship 64-73-69=206 -10 Playoff South Korea Heo Yoon-kyung
5 24 Aug 2014 MBN Ladies Open with ONOFF 65-71-67=203 −13 2 strokes South Korea Kang Ye-rin

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration T61 T4 CUT T27 T40
U.S. Women's Open T46 T42 T26 T8 T27
Women's PGA Championship DNP 2 11 T4 T25
Women's British Open DNP CUT T50 T16 T4
The Evian Championship DNP T11 5 T6 T2

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 4
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5
Women's PGA Championship 0 1 0 2 2 4 4 4
Women's British Open 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 3
The Evian Championship 0 1 0 2 3 4 4 4
Totals 0 2 0 6 8 12 22 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (2016 Women's PGA – 2018 Evian Championship, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (three times, current)

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ 김효주·이정민·김세영·전인지·김민선5, KLPGA 고려대 돌풍 확산, Choice News, 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Sei Young Kim wins Thornberry Creek Classic in historic fashion". ESPN. Associated Press. July 8, 2018.

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