Paradise Island, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – Sei Young Kim birdied the first
playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Sun Young Yoo and Ariya Jutanugarn and win
the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Kim, who birdied the 18th in regulation to get into the playoff, closed with a
4-under 69 to end at 14-under-par 279. She was joined there by Sun Young Yoo
(70) and Ariya Jutanugarn (69).
The trio returned to the tee on the par-5 18th on the Ocean Club Golf Course
at Atlantis Resort for the extra session. All three players found the fairway
with their tee shots.
Yoo and Jutanugarn both came up short with their second shots before Kim found
the back fringe with her second. Yoo and Jutanugarn chipped on, then watched
as Kim left her eagle effort five feet short.
Jutanugarn missed her 15-foot birdie effort, then Yoo pulled her birdie try.
Kim did not miss. She poured in her birdie putt for her first LPGA Tour win.
Brittany Lincicome posted a 3-under 70 in the final round and she ended alone
in fourth at minus-13. Inbee Park (72), and Danielle Kang (69) were one stroke
back at minus-12.
World No. 1 Lydia Ko fired a 5-under 68 to jump into a tie for seventh at 11-
under 281. She was joined there by Lexi Thompson (71), Gerina Piller (70) and
Azahara Munoz (70).
Stacy Lewis (71) headlined a group of five players at minus-10.
MORE TO FOLLOW.