LPGA Tour 9-Hole Scoring Record

Paula Creamer shared the LPGA 9 hole scoring record

What is the best 9-hole score in the history of the LPGA Tour? That record is 27, and it is shared by multiple golfers. That score was first recorded in 2005. (And, to be clear, what we're talking about is the best front nine or back nine score.)

These are the golfers who share the LPGA record with 27s for nine holes:

  • Jimin Kang, 2005 ShopRite LPGA Classic (par 35), back nine, third round, final score 62
  • In-Kyung Kim, 2007 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (par 34), front nine, third round, final score 65
  • Paula Creamer, 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (par 34), front nine, first round, final score 60
  • Amy Yang, 2015 LPGA KEB Hana Bank LPGA Championship (par 36), back nine, fourth round, final score 62
  • Mi Hyang Lee, 2016 LPGA Founders Cup (par 36), back nine, first round, final score 62
A couple notes about that list: Lee and Yang, the two most recent entries, were both 9-under-par for their 9-hole 27s. Creamer's 27 in 2008 came during a round of 60 which was, at the time, just the fifth round in LPGA history of 60 or lower.

Creamer is the only golfer on the list who won the tournament. Kang and Kim tied for seventh in their respective events, Yang tied for fourth and Lee tied for 13th.

Yang set a second LPGA record in her 27 at the 2015 Hana Bank: She achieved that 27 by birdying every hole on the back nine, the first time any golfer in LPGA history had birdied an entire front or back nine.

When Kang became the first LPGA player to shoot 27 for nine holes in 2005, whose record did she break? Many golfers to that point had recorded a 28 over nine on the LPGA Tour. But the first LPGA golfer with a 28 was Mary Beth Zimmerman, who did it at the 1984 Rail Charity Classic.

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Photo credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA

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