Kim Tops Lexi By A Stroke

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Sunny Kim held off a late surge by Lexi Thompson on Tuesday to win for the 73rd time on the Minor League Golf Tour. He beat the LPGA star by one stroke, 135 to 136.

Coral Springs' Thompson birdied Nos. 12, 13 and 17 for a closing 66 in her bid for her second MLGT victory. Kim, of Palm Beach Gardens and Queens, N.Y., finished bogey-birdie for 68. He had taken a two-stroke lead into the final round at Plantation Preserve Golf Course, opening with 67 on five birdies and a bogey. Thompson was fourth with 70 after the first round.

Kim earned $1,500 from the $6,765 purse and an additional $48.88 in the skins game, boosting his MLGT record earnings to $286,498.

Thompson and (Carrie Dykstra in 2004) are the only female champions on the MLGT, which began in 2004.

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Sunny Kim, Queens, NY, 67-68. $1,548.88.

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Lexi Thompson, Coral Springs, 70-66. $1,124.44.

140
Luke Graboyes, Watchung, NJ, 69-71. $1,323.76. Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA, 74-66. $850.

141
Jon Curran, Jupiter, 71-70. $845. Juan Guerra, Dominican Republic, 72-69. $600.

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Thomas Levet, Paris, France, 72-70. $349.44. Nick Latimer, Cleveland, OH, 69-73. Chris Wiatr, Woodbury, CT, 74-68. $325.

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Rafael Guerrero, Caracas, Venezuela, 72-71. $160.

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Michael Graboyes, Watchung, NJ, 72-72. $201.32.

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Michael Werenski, South Hadley, MA, 73-75. $31.44.

152
Carson Klawonn, West Palm Beach, 77-75. $31.44.

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Dominic Formato, Flushing Queens, NY, 78-76. $80.32.

Second Day Shootout

66 – Matt Holuta, Indiana, PA, 33-33. $150.

Training Division, July 20

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a-Matt Heuerman, Naples, 34-34. $50.

Training Division, July 21

75 – Jonathon Cachon, Sunrise, FL, 39-36. $50.

a-Amateur

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