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Name: - Sei Young Kim
Country: - South Korea
Born : - Jan 21, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea.
Original Home/Club: - Seoul, S Korea
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2010

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the LPGA and LPGA of Korea tours. US LPGA Rookie of the Year (2015). Race to the CME Globe Champion (2019).

Did you know?

Kim was the clear winner of the US LPGA Tour's Rookie of the Year Award in 2015, recording three wins in that year and finishing fourth on the money list. Kim is a black belt in Taekwondo.

Top tournaments won by Sei Young Kim

2019Wmn AmericaLPGA Mediheal ChampionshipLake Merced GC281 (-7)$270,000
Played as the LPGA Mediheal Championship (May 2-5). Kim (S Kor) beat Bronte Law (Eng) and Jeongeun Lee (S Kor; playing as Jeongeun Lee6), with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Lake Merced GC, San Francisco, CA].
2019Wmn AmericaMarathon ClassicHighland Meadows262 (-22)$262,500
Played as the Marathon Classic presented by Dana (July 11-14). Second-placed Lexi Thompson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Kim (S Kor). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, OH].
2019Wmn AmericaTour Championship (LPGA Tr)Tiburon GC270 (-18)$1,500,000
Played as the CME Group Tour Championship (Nov 21-24; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Charley Hull (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. In winning this event, Kim was named the 2019 "Race to the CME Globe Champion" and claimed the $1.5 million first prize, the largest single prize in the history of women's golf. [Gold course, Tiburón GC, Naples, FL].
2018Wmn AmericaThornberry Creek ClassicThornberry Creek257 (-31)$300,000
Played as the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic (July 5-8). Second-placed Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 9 shots behind Park (S Kor). With rounds of 63, 65, 64 and 65 Park posted the lowest ever 72-hole aggregate score in LPGA Tour history and the Tour's lowest ever score against par. [Thornberry Creek at Oneida, nr Green Bay, Wisconsin].
2017Wmn AmericaLorena Ochoa Invtl.Mexico GC1 up$250,000
Played as the Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play presented by Aeromexico and Delta (May 4-7; formerly a stroke play event). Kim (S Kor) beat Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
2016Wmn AmericaLPGA Founders CupWildfire GC261 (-27)$225,000
Played as the JTBC Founders Cup (March 17-20). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 5 shots behind Kim (S Kor). Kim's 27-under-par equalled Annika Sorenstam's LPGA Tour scoring record for 72-hole in relation to par. [Composite of Palmer & Faldo courses, Wildfire GC, Phoenix, AZ].
2016Wmn AmericaMeijer LPGA ClassicBlythefield CC267 (-17)$300,000
Played as the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Giving (June 16-19). Kim (S Kor) beat Carlota Ciganda (Esp) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Blythefield CC, Belmont, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].
2015Wmn AmericaBahamas LPGA ClassicOcean Club278 (-14)$195,000
Played as the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic (Feb 5-8). Tour rookie and first-time LPGA Tour winner Kim (S Kor) beat Sun-young Yoo (S Kor) and Ariya Jutanugarn (Thai) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Ocean Club, Paradise Island, New Providence, Bahamas].
2015Wmn AsiaBlue Bay LPGAJian Lake Blue Bay286 (-2)US$300,000
Played as the Blue Bay LPGA (Oct 29-Nov 1; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Kim Kaufman (USA), Stacy Lewis (USA) and Candie Kung (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor), who recorded her third LPGA Tour win in 2015. [Jian Lake Blue Bay GC, nr Lingshui, Hainan Island].
2015Wmn AmericaLotte ChampionshipKo Olina GC277 (-11)$270,000
Played as the Lotte Championship presented by Hershey (April 15-18). Kim (S Kor) beat Inbee Park (S Kor) with an eagle at the first playoff hole, holing-out from 154 yards with an 8-iron. [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
2015Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGA1,523 pts$1,820,056
Kim (S Kor) won the LPGA Tour 2015 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Kim accumulated 1,523 pts; Hyo Joo Kim (S Kor) was second with 1,255 pts; Minjee Lee (Aus) third with 1,163 pts. Kim finished fourth on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $1,820,056.


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