Golf: South Korean Kim sprints away to win LPGA Marathon
– Kim Sei-young sprinted clean within the final spherical of the Marathon Classic for a -stroke victory over Lexi Thompson in Sylvania, Ohio, on Sunday.
After starting the day with a one-shot lead, Kim built a tournament-prevailing gain with 5 instantly birdies mid-spherical at Highland Meadows.
The South Korean coasted domestic from there to card six-below-par sixty-five and clinch her ninth LPGA Tour victory.
The 26-year-old tied Choi Na-Yeon for the fourth maximum wins by way of a Korean player in LPGA history, behind Pak Se-ri (25), Park In-bee (19) and Shin Ji-Yai (eleven).
Kim finished at 22-beneath 262, at the same time as American Thompson (66) eagled the very last hollow for the 2d area on 20 beneath.
Korean gamers have now won 9 LPGA tournaments this yr.
(Reporting via Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; editing via Clare Fallon)
You do have to make a reservation for night golfing because they best placed the lights on if there is sufficient call for however for total golfing addicts or insomniac this path gives extensive novelty fee and it’s one to talk approximately inside the clubhouse when you move home.
El Chaparral Golf Course, close to La Cala de Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain.
El Chaparral golf route is an 18 hollow, par seventy-three paths.
Address: N340 / A7 Km 203.
El Chaparral is a club which closed numerous years in the past for motives that I don’t need to enter now. The course has now risen from the ashes and is making an attempt to build a reputation for itself. Purely for research purposes, I examined out the clubhouse each before and after my spherical at El Chaparral and I observed the workforce to be especially welcoming and they genuinely did their first-class to make us feel at home.
Even even though El Chaparral is handiest a stone’s throw from the coast it has an English parkland direction sense to it. The fairways are lengthy and slim and I found the course testing, I didn’t have enough room to hazard my driving force of many tee’s yet I needed the motive force to get the space I wished off the tee’s to get any risk of attaining the inexperienced in regulation.
El Chaparral is extremely hilly and strolling its miles most effective for the bravest of golfers. Overall I would describe it as a very problematic direction, bordering on irritating, it tempted me to use the driver but punished me once I did!
The direction is a touch expensive for what you get. It was quiet after I played it however I’ve been lower back considering that and it’s miles gaining in recognition.
The first time I performed this direction about nine years ago I changed into extremely upset. The fairways were worn, bare and baked, the veggies were unkempt and the entire experience of the region became certainly one of a loss of investment. Since then I had been tempted to re-visit with the aid of a friend who informed me that upgrades were made but the cost has been saved down. Well truthful play, the price has stayed rather low and there has obviously been a whole lot of funding and as an end result, the path has improved considerably. It nonetheless wishes a few TLC but it’s far now playable. Still nowhere near the fine of Monte Mayor, La Cala or the like however it’s far ideal for a reasonably-priced round in between extra severe games.