Richmond Times-Dispatch

Kim takes second straight crown


SeiYoung Kim won the Pelican Women’s Championsh­ip in Belleair, Fla., for her second straight victory, closing with a par 70 for a three-stroke victory over

Ally McDonald.

The KPMG Women’s PGA winner on Oct. 11 in her last start, the second-ranked Kim won for the 12th time on the LPGA Tour to break a tie for third on the South Korean victory list with Jiyai Shin, behind only Inbee Park (20) and Se Ri Pak (25).

Kim, 27, is the first player to follow her first major victory with a win in her next start since Ariya Jutanugarn in 2016 in the Women’s British Open and CP Women’s Open.

Kim finished at 14-under 266 in the first-year tournament originally set for the same week as the PGA Championsh­ip in May.

McDonald birdied the last hole for a 68.

StephanieM­eadow was third at 9 under after a 69.

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