in

News // Christina Kim finds herself in contention at Pelican LPGA Championship (golfweek.usatoday.com)

News // Christina Kim finds herself in contention at Pelican LPGA Championship

BELLEAIR, Fla. – Christina Kim joked that she could’ve been drafted into the NBA, she jumped so high on the driving range after learning she’d received a sponsor exemption into the Pelican LPGA Championship. She’d just missed out on the Monday qualifier by one stroke and sits at 98th on the CME points list. The top 100 keep their LPGA card.

“Literally rolling around doing somersaults on the ground because I was just so overjoyed,” said Kim, who is taking full advantage of the opportunity.

The popular player, now in her 19th year on the LPGA, currently holds the clubhouse lead at the Pelican with World No. 1 Nelly Korda at 9 under. Jennifer Kupcho, who is still on the course, has moved to 11 under.

At this time last year, Kim was safely into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship thanks to five top-25 finishes. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing from 2020 carried over into this season. Kim’s status reverted back to where she finished in 2019, and she…

Subscribe to our Newsletter

The best content delivered directly to your inbox.

News // North Carolina’s Biltmore Estate had a golf course. What happened?

News // North Carolina’s Biltmore Estate had a golf course. What happened? (golfweek.usatoday.com)

Golf News // Jennifer Kupcho races to share of 36-hole lead with Lexi Thompson in Pelican Women’s Championship

Golf News // Jennifer Kupcho races to share of 36-hole lead with Lexi Thompson in Pelican Women’s Championship (www.espn.com)