Hyo Joo Kim wins the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at Paradise Island.
Hyo shot a final round -7 under par 66 to win the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic by two strokes with a -18 under par total. She said the result exceeded all her expectations;
“I said my goals coming into today was top 10 but obviously it turned out I won, so I’m really happy about that.”
“I looked at the leaderboard when I was walking up on the last hole, but I already knew that I had two shots in between me and Stacy.”
“I knew that on the last hole you can get on in two, so I was a little nervous coming up.”
“I’m going to reevaluate my goal, I want to win three times before the Olympics, so I’ve got one down, two to go now.”
Three ladies tied for second place at -16 under par, Sei Young Kim, Anna Nordqvist and Stacy Lewis. The last round for Stacy and Sei Young was -5 under 68, while Anna recorded -4 under 69.
Stacy gave it her best shot;
” Seven under’s a great score and I knew it was going to take something like that today on this golf course with less wind.”
“You know you needed to shoot a number. Just got off to a bit of a slow start.”
” Making bogey on 8 really hurt, but proud of the way I came back on the back nine and gave myself a chance.”
“I’m extremely happy with where my golf swing is, after today, there are some things I want to work on, but it’s in a really good spot right now.”
“This is one of those days, I hit a lot of good putts, especially on the front nine that just didn’t go in, and that was this golf course this week.”
“It was pretty frustrating, but I knew it was going to take 7, 8 under to win today.”
“It was a shootout. Just proud of the way I rallied there on the back and gave myself a chance.”