IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE WITH SEI YOUNG KIM

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Hometown/Resides: Seoul, Republic of Korea/Irving, Texas

Birthdate: Jan. 21, 1993; currently 25 years, 11 months and 7 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished T9 at the 2014 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament

Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2010/2015

VICTORIES

LPGA: Eighth career victory

PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2015 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, 2015 LPGA LOTTE Championship presented by HERSHEY, 2015 Blue Bay LPGA, 2016 JTBC Founders Cup, 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, 2017 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Match Play presented by Aeromexico and Delta, 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic

RACE TO THE CME GLOBE

With her win, Kim earns 500 points and is projected to move from 21st to sixth in the Race to the CME Globe with 975 points

MONEY

With her win, Kim earns $270,000; she has earned $489,346 this season and $6,402,923 for her career

PREVIOUS LPGA MEDIHEAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT

2018 – T37

2019 IN A NUTSHELL ON THE LPGA

Eight events played, seven cuts made, $489,346, one victory, two additional top-10 finishes

OF NOTE

  • Kim earns her eighth career victory and visits the winner’s circle for the fifth consecutive year
  • She is now 4-0 in LPGA Tour playoffs
  • With her eighth career victory, Kim ties Mi Hyun Kim for the fifth most wins by a Korean player in LPGA history; only Se Ri Pak (25), Inbee Park (19), Jiyai Shin (11) and Na Yeon Choi (9) have more wins
  • She the season’s fifth winner from the Republic of Korea, joining Eun-Hee Ji, Jin Young Ko, Sung Hyun Park, and Amy Yang
  • She projects to move from 44th to 41st on the All-Time Money List with $6,402,923
  • At the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, she set the LPGA’s 72-hole scoring record at 31-under 257
  • Kim represented the Republic of Korea at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, where she finished T25
  • She was the 2015 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year
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