Kim Sei-young

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

Kim Sei-young
Kim Sei-young LPGA Kingsmill 2017.jpg
Kim in 2017
Personal information
Born (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 27)
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 wins15
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour10
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
Race to the CME Globe2019
Kim Sei-young
Hangul
김세영
Hanja
金世煐[2]
Revised RomanizationGim Seyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Seyŏng

Kim plays on the LPGA of Korea Tour and the LPGA Tour. She has won five times on the LPGA of Korea Tour and nine 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).[3] Kim is sponsored by Mirae Asset Financial Group as of December 2019[4].

Professional wins (15)Edit

LPGA Tour wins (10)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   Ariya Jutanugarn
  Sun-Young Yoo
2 18 Apr 2015 LPGA Lotte Championship 67-67-70-73=277 −11 Playoff   Inbee Park
3 1 Nov 2015 Blue Bay LPGA 70-72-74-70=286 −2 1 stroke   Kim Kaufman
  Candie Kung
  Stacy Lewis
4 20 Mar 2016 JTBC Founders Cup 63-66-70-62=261 −27 5 strokes   Lydia Ko
5 19 Jun 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic 65-69-65-68=267 −17 Playoff   Carlota Ciganda
6 7 May 2017 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play 1 up   Ariya Jutanugarn
7 8 Jul 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic 63-65-64-65=257 −31 9 strokes   Carlota Ciganda
8 5 May 2019 LPGA Mediheal Championship 72-66-68-75=281 −7 Playoff   Bronte Law
  Lee Jeong-eun
9 14 Jul 2019 Marathon Classic 67-64-66-65=262 −22 2 strokes   Lexi Thompson
10 24 Nov 2019 CME Group Tour Championship 65-67-68-70=270 −18 1 stroke   Charley Hull

LPGA Tour playoff record (4–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic   Ariya Jutanugarn
  Sun-Young Yoo
Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2015 LPGA Lotte Championship   Inbee Park Won with eagle on first extra hole
3 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic   Carlota Ciganda Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 2019 LPGA Mediheal Championship   Bronte Law
  Lee Jeong-eun
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   Jang Su-yeon
  Lee Jeong-eun
  Jang Ha-na
2 8 Sep 2013 Hanwha Finance Classic 71-72-72-68=283 −5 Playoff   Ryu So-yeon
3 15 Sep 2013 MetLife-Hankyung KLPGA Championship 69-69-71-70=279 −9 1 stroke   An Song-yi
  Chun In-gee
4 18 May 2014 Woori Investment & Securities Ladies Championship 64-73-69=206 -10 Playoff   Heo Yoon-kyung
5 24 Aug 2014 MBN Ladies Open with ONOFF 65-71-67=203 −13 2 strokes   Kang Ye-rin

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T61 T4 CUT T27 T40 CUT
U.S. Women's Open T46 T42 T26 T8 T27 T16
Women's PGA Championship 2 11 T4 T25 20
The Evian Championship T11 5 T6 T2 T17
Women's British Open CUT T50 T16 T4 T24
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 4
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 6
Women's PGA Championship 0 1 0 2 2 5 5 5
The Evian Championship 0 1 0 2 3 5 5 5
Women's British Open 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 4
Totals 0 2 0 6 8 16 27 24
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 14 (2016 Women's PGA – 2018 Evian Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (three times)

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 김효주·이정민·김세영·전인지·김민선5, KLPGA 고려대 돌풍 확산, Choice News, 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Kim Sei Young". Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  3. ^ "Sei Young Kim wins Thornberry Creek Classic in historic fashion". ESPN. Associated Press. July 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Golf Info Guide". Golf Info Guide.

External linksEdit