Sei Young Kim won the Lotte Championship in a play-off against Inbee Park in Hawaii.
Sei Young Kim and Inbee Park were tied at -11 under par for the Lotte Championship title at the end of the final round.
Sei Young won the first play-off hole, the par four 18th, with an Eagle, holing put from 150 yards, to lift the trophy.
Sei Young carded a final round +1 over par 73, in wind gusting to 30 mph, at Ko Olina to match Inbee at -11 under par at the top of the leaderboard. Inbee had completed her last round with a -1 under par 71.
She had this to say about her dramatic win;
“I still can’t believe what just happened.”
“After the ANA, I had a tough time sleeping because that was my first opportunity to win a major tournament on the LPGA tour.”
“At the same time, I saw the possibility and the potential that I belonged there, and that I can win a major championship in the future.”
“I am pretty relieved that I think I can go to sleep tonight. Throughout the round today, I was telling myself, I don’t know if I can live with myself if I make the same mistakes in two consecutive weeks.”
“Today, I didn’t see it coming, I don’t know what I’ve done again to deserve this.”
“I feel like every time I win a tournament, I have to do something crazy, or overcome some type of obstacle. I don’t know why it keeps happening, but it feels good.”
Inbee had to admit she was beaten by a good player;
“She’s a great player, I think she’s a great fighter.”
I.K. Kim bogeyed the final two holes of her day for a +2 over par 74 that left her two strokes back at -9 under par, and alone in third place.
This event was completely dominated by South Korea, at the finish their players occupied the top five positions on the leaderboard, that must be some kind of record.