Katherine Kirk Birdies 18 To Win Thornberry Creek LPGA

Katherine Kirk shot a final-round 2-under 70 and held on to capture her third career LPGA victory at the inaugural Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

 
Kirk, the 54-hole leader, drained a clutch birdie putt on the final hole to finish at 22-under par, one stroke ahead of playing partner Ashleigh Buhai (67), who also birdied 18 to get to 21-under.

Sei Young Kim posted a 9-under 63 and finished just two back at 20-under. Pornanong Phatlum fired the round of the day, a 10-under 62 and rocketed 19 spots up the leaderboard to finish alone in fourth at 19-under.

American Cristie Kerr rode a 6-under 66 to finish at 18-under-par, while securing her fifth top 5 of the 2017 season.

With the win, the Aussie Kirk earns $300,000 and 500 Race to CME Globe points. The former Pepperdine star becomes the 17th different winner on Tour this season.


The Winning Putt


Top 10

1 Katherine Kirk -22
2 Ashleigh Buhai -21
3 Sei Young Kim -20
4 Pornanong Phatlum -19
5 Cristie Kerr -18
6 Tiffany Joh -17
6 Ayako Uehara -17
8 Georgia Hall -16
8 Mariah Stackhouse -16
8 Megan Khang -16


The Traditional Selfie


Quotable

“Amazing, especially considering the (indiscernible) and obviously they’re passionate about bringing LPGA events to Green Bay. I’m very proud and very honored to be the first champ.”
Katherine Kirk, 2017 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Champion


Final Scores

Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
Thornberry Creek Golf Club | Oneida, WI | July 9, 2017

POSNAME-/+
1Katherine Kirk-22
2Ashleigh Buhai-21
3Sei Young Kim-20
4Pornanong Phatlum-19
5Cristie Kerr-18
6Tiffany Joh-17
6Ayako Uehara-17
8Georgia Hall-16
8Mariah Stackhouse-16
8Megan Khang-16
11Moriya Jutanugarn-15
11Yani Tseng-15
11S. Santiwiwatthanaphong-15
11Suzann Pettersen-15
15Eun-Hee Ji-14
15Candie Kung-14
15Katherine Perry-14
15Angel Yin-14
15Jodi Ewart Shadoff-14
20Caroline Hedwall-13
20Alena Sharp-13
20Karine Icher-13
20Ryann O'Toole-13
20Minjee Lee-13
20Alejandra Llaneza-13
20Sandra Gal-13
27In Gee Chun-12
28Augusta James-11
28Dottie Ardina-11
28Dana Finkelstein-11
28Brooke Henderson-11
28Brittany Altomare-11
28Aditi Ashok-11
28Ilhee Lee-11
28Jaye Marie Green-11
36Kim Kaufman-10
36Wichanee Meechai-10
36Lee-Anne Pace-10
36Cydney Clanton-10
36Olafia Kristinsdottir-10
36Melissa Reid-10
36Jackie Stoelting-10
36Rachel Rohanna-10
36Mariajo Uribe-10
45Annie Park-9
45Mina Harigae-9
45Samantha Troyanovich-9
45Laura Gonzalez Escallon-9
49Catriona Matthew-8
49Nicole Broch Larsen-8
49Daniela Holmqvist-8
49Marissa Steen-8
49Christina Kim-8
49Kris Tamulis-8
55Caroline Masson-7
55Bronte Law-7
55Amy Olson-7
55Lee Lopez-7
55Jeong Eun Lee-7
55Emily Pedersen-7
55Pavarisa Yoktuan-7
55Sun Young Yoo-7
63Giulia Molinaro-6
63Xi Yu Lin-6
63Brooke Pancake-6
63Joanna Klatten-6
67Min Lee-5
67Becky Morgan-5
67Amelia Lewis-5
70Hee Young Park-4
70Madeleine Sheils-4
70Katie Burnett-4
73Dori Carter-2
73Cindy LaCrosse-2
75Karrie Webb-1
76Samantha RichdaleE
77Briana Mao1
78Silvia Cavalleri2
79Vicky Hurst7

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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