Lowest Round in Women's Golf Major

LPGA Tour Records: Best 18-Hole Score in Major

Hyo-Joo Kim at 2013 LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship
Hyo-Joo Kim. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The record for lowest 18-hole score in a women's major championship is 61. That score has been posted once:

61

  • Hyo-Joo Kim - 2014 Evian Championship, first round

Kim was 19 years old at the time of her record round - the lowest round in any major, men's or women's. Although young, Kim was already a 4-time winner in Korea, and at the time of the round was ranked No. 20 in the women's world rankings.

Kim had 10 birdies and no bogies in her 10-under-par round at the Evian Resort, with five birdies each on the front nine and back nine.

There have also been three 62s in women's majors:

62

  • Minea Blomqvist - 2004 Women's British Open, third round
  • Lorena Ochoa - 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship, first round
  • Mirim Lee - 2016 Women's British Open, first round

The 2004 Women's British Open, where the first 62 was recorded, was played at Sunningdale Golf Club. The 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship was played, as always, at Mission Hills Country Club. And Lee's 62 at the 2016 WBO happened at Woburn Golf Club.

Blomqvist finished tied for eighth place, her 62 in the third round offset by a 78 she shot in the second round. Ochoa finished second, losing in a playoff to Karrie Webb. After opening with 62, Ochoa failed to break 70 in any of the three remaining rounds.

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