I.K. Kim, South Korea, wins the LPGA Marathon Classic, with a 63 in the last round at Highland Meadows Golf Club.
A weather delay could not stop I.K. from carding a final bogey free round -8 under par 63, to win the Marathon Classic, with a -21 under par total;
“I think today the pin positions were a little bit comfortable for me.”
“I’ve been hitting little draws this week, and when the pin is tucked on the left side, I was having a hard time, but I think just knowing what I’m doing kind of helped me to plan out the round.”
Leggy (6ft tall) Lexi Thompson, USA, was in second place, she returned a last round score of -5 under 66, to finish with -17 under par;
“I put up a good score. I had a little bit of a rough stretch there, but overall I’m very happy with the way I played.”
“I was hitting a cut around the golf course, and that’s usually not what I do. But I managed to put up some good scores, which I’m very happy about.”
“You just have to focus on doing your best and controlling your attitude and your game.”
Tied in third place at -15 under par were, Peiyun Chien, Taipei, -3 under 68 today, and Gerina Pillar, USA, who is still searching for her first LPGA Tour win, she also carded a final round -3 under 68.
Peiyun was proud to play so well;
“Very proud because a lot of Taiwanese; a lot of Taiwan fans really care about this tournament, and I played well.”
Gerina also felt she had played really well, just not a win;
“I feel like my game, I played really well.”
“To start off eight under, that’s huge. But I didn’t come away with the win, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t have a winning performance.”
Defending Champion Lydia Ko, from New Zealand, had another poor tournament, finishing T20 at -9 under par, a long way from being good, 12 shots actually.