Kim shatters LPGA record by finishing 31 under par


ONEIDA, Wis. - Sei Young Kim watched her 12-foot birdie putt break toward the hole and disappear into the cup, putting her in territory no one had ever been on the LPGA Tour.

She reached 30-under par in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

And she wasn't finished.

Kim added yet another birdie, closed with a 7-under 65 and wound up her historic week Sunday in Wisconsin at 31 under for a nine-shot victory.

"I never thought I'd shoot 31 under," Kim said. "I really feel incredible."

She was every bit of that in a week so dominant that she now has two LPGA scoring records all to herself.

Kim's 31 under broke the record she had shared with Annika Sorenstam. Kim won the 2016 Founders Cup at 27 under, while Sorenstam won the 2001 Standard Register Ping at 27 under, the tournament where the Swede shot 59.

Midlands 9

Sumter 5

UNION The Sumter 11-12 year-old "O"Zone all-star baseball team lost to Midlands 9-5 on Sunday in the state tournament.

Dylan Jones had two hits and drove in two runs to lead Sumter. Walker Smith had a 2-run single.

Sumter was scheduled to play Union on Monday.

Lake Marion 9

Sumter 3

BLUFFTON - The Sumter 15-and-under Dixie Belles all-star softball team lost to Lake Marion 9-3 on Sunday in the state tournament.

Mets 4

Phillies 3

NEW YORK - Wilmer Flores walked 'em off again, connecting for a pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the New York Mets a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a twinight doubleheader Monday.

Asdrubal Cabrera also went deep for the Mets and hit an RBI double off the top of the right-center fence.

In the makeup of an April 2 game postponed by snow, Flores led off the 10th and nearly was hit on the arm by a pitch. In fact, he started toward first base and motioned toward the New York dugout to ask for a replay review when plate umpire Tom Hallion called ball three.

Orioles 5

Yankees 4

BALTIMORE - A slumping player on the worst team in the majors found his groove just in time to knock off the New York Yankees.

Danny Valencia snapped an 0-for-25 skid with a three-run homer off CC Sabathia, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a six-game skid with a 5-4 victory Monday in the opener of a doubleheader.

Mark Trumbo also homered for the Orioles, who improved to 25-65 and temporarily stalled the Yankees' pursuit of first-place Boston in the AL East.

Na PGA winner

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kevin Na rode a hot putter to halt a winless streak of nearly seven years on the PGA Tour.

Na shot a 6-under-64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Na's only previous tour win came in Las Vegas in October 2011.

"I wasn't sure if it was going to come again. I was hoping it would - sooner than later," Na said. "I've been close so many times, failed so many times."

He's had three dozen top-10 finishes since that last win and showed signs earlier this year that reaching the top again was still well within reach. He tied for second at the Genesis Open in January, two shots behind Bubba Watson. In late May he shot 61 in the first round of the Fort Worth Invitational to match the course record and finished fourth.