Kim charges to victory at Reignwood LPGA Classic

Titleist golf ball loyalist In-Kyung Kim (Pro V1) captured her fourth career LPGA title in Beijing on Sunday, closing with a 7-under-par 66 to win the Reignwood LPGA Classic.

“I chose to play my game and it kind of paid off,” said Kim after hoisting the Reignwood Trophy. “I felt like today I really played with everything I’ve got. I didn't really pull back.”

The 28-year-old Kim took advantage of the par-5s down the stretch at Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club, making birdie at the 12th, holing a 25-foot eagle putt on the 16th and capping her round with a 12-foot putt for birdie on the 18th.

”I played aggressively, which I had to do on this golf course. And especially the back nine, I knew that everybody was going to score, so I wanted to do the same thing.”

Kim finished with a 24-under-par 268 total, one stroke clear of third-round leader and Titleist golf ball loyalist Mi Jung Hur (Pro V1) and 2014 winner, Titleist golf ball loyalist Mirim Lee (Pro V1x).

Hur birdied five of the last six holes for a 3-under-par 70 in a round delayed 1 1/2 hours at the start because of rain and lightning.

Titleist golf ball loyalist Shanshan Feng (Pro V1x), the 2013 winner, shot a 4-under-par 69 to tie for fourth with fellow Titleist golf ball loyalist Brooke Henderson (Pro V1) at 21-under-par.

Titleist golf ball loyalist Ariya Jutanugarn (Pro V1x) closed with a sizzling 8-under-par 65 to finish solo sixth at 18-under, as each of the top six finishers relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success.


 Titleist was the top golf ball choice at the Reignwood LPGA Classic with 63 players relying on a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, nearly eight times the nearest competitor with 8.