Golf: Kim wins LPGA Founders Cup in record fashion

Sei Young Kim of South Korea poses for a selfie with the trophy after winning the LPGA JTBC Founders Cup on March 20, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sei Young Kim of South Korea poses for a selfie with the trophy after winning the LPGA JTBC Founders Cup on March 20, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - South Korea's Kim Sei Young matched Annika Sorenstam's 15-year-old record for the lowest 72-hole score in LPGA history Sunday, firing a 10-under par 62 to win the LPGA Founders Cup.

The 23-year-old from Seoul completed four rounds at 27-under par 261 over the Phoenix, Arizona, layout to match the mark set by Swedish legend Sorenstam to win the 2001 Standard Register PING tournament at Moon Valley Country Club, also in Phoenix.

"It's a dream come true," Kim said. "Today scoring 10 under, it was my best score ever. I didn't know it was best score ever. I asked caddie, 'Did I hit 10-under?' He said, 'Yeah.' Amazing. Dream come true." Kim, who matched the course record with her 62, had a chance to break the mark on the final hole - and match the best final round in LPGA history - but came up short on a 12-foot birdie putt and tapped in to tie the record.