Kim said her win was earlier than expected after her injury-enforced break. "Was really tricky and challenge out there, but I gave my best". It was her first victory since last season's Reignwood LPGA Classic.
"That took a long time. I just had to be patient", she said. "But I'm really happy to come back stronger than was I before".
"Just having the honor to back-to-back defend is quite wonderful", said Nordqvist. I'm trying to embrace it.
1 spot in the world ranking without hitting a shot on Saturday.
"These last two days have been good golf. I think the short game has been really a big help". "Just seem to be doing the right stuff, so I'm excited for the next couple weeks".
Nordqvist said: "I feel like I'm hitting the shots I need to hit".
"I really didn't expect it right away, but I knew my game was better than a year ago".
"I was very patient out there today".
"It's hang in there today, and then tomorrow [this morning, Thai time] if I have a solid day it would be good for me".
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Kim started the final round tied at the top with Paula Creamer at nine-under.
Nordqvist carded an even par 71 and said she'd be aggressive on Sunday in seeking a third-straight title.
Kim, who played with Creamer and Juntanugarn in the final group, completed a steady final round over a golf course that played to 6,217 yards.
Kim enjoyed a two-shot swing at the 10th with her birdie and Creamer's bogey. "That's just not going to cut it". Wie said she would be taking next week off as she tries to regain some health and get back to 100 percent during the summer stretch run. I know we're getting behind. Korda, 18, is the younger sister of four-time LPGA victor Jessica Korda. "I have so many good memories here, obviously".
After making a birdie on the par-4 13th, Kim bogeyed the par-4 14th.
"Overall I feel like I played a bit better than I scored", Nordqvist told reporters. "I had to rush one time". The (yardage) I had was 150, and I hit 170 club. My caddie was like, 'What are you doing?' I'm like, 'I had no idea.
Two-time defending champion Anna Nordqvist of Sweden also closed with a 69 to finish alone in second place at 204.
On Saturday, Ariya Jutanugarn took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking to be released Monday.
However, she missed the cut on Saturday, leaving the top spot to be claimed by Jutanugarn, whose five career LPGA titles and one major were all won previous year.