Kim Sei-young wins first major by taking Women’s PGA title

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

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Kim Sei-young claims first major at Women’s PGA Championship

Sei-young Kim in the final round
Kim did not drop a stroke on the final day
-14 SY Kim (Kor); -9 I Park (Kor); -7 N Hataoka (Jpn), C Ciganda (Spa); -4 A Nordqvist (Swe); – 3 B Henderson (Can); -1 C Hull (Eng), J Kupcho (US)
Selected others: +3 L Ko (NZ); +4 H Green (Aus); +5 M Reid (Eng); +6 D Kang (US); +11 G Hall (Eng); +12 L Maguire (Ire); +15 L Davies (Eng)

South Korea’s Kim Sei-young surged to her first major title with an assured five-stroke victory at the Women’s PGA Championship in Pennsylvania.

The 27-year-old world number seven began three ahead and her seven-under 63 – the lowest final round in the event’s history – took her to 14 under.

Seven-time major winner Inbee Park’s bogey-free 65 ensured second place.

Britain’s Charley Hull posted a second successive round of 69 and shared seventh at one under.

Compatriot Mel Reid, last

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