Rookie Hyo Joo Kim, who won the 2014 Evian Championship prior to officially joining the LPGA, withstood strong charges from Stacy Lewis and Ilhee Lee to win the 2015 JBTC Founders Cup. Kim, who is sits at number 8 in the Rolex World Rankings, began the day at -16, and carded seven birdies and two bogies. The 19-year old needed two putts for the win, but birdied the 18th to finish at -21. Lewis, meanwhile, ended the tournament with a disappointing bogey on the 18th and, after getting within one shot of the lead, finished in second, three shots back.
The best round of the day belonged to Anna Norquist, whose 8-under moved her up to T6 (-13).
Rookie Alison Lee, whose 63 tied the course record on Saturday, struggled on Sunday, finishing at +2 for the day, in a T-24, -11 finish. Lee won the Pac-12 title last year as a UCLA freshman and was co-medalist at Q-school.
Second year pro Kim Kaufman, who held the 36-hole lead, ended the day where she began, at -13 (T13).
World number 1 Lydia Ko was three-under for the day and finished in a tie for 6th. Ko, a seven-time winner with two victories this season has now finished in the top seven six consecutive events.
UW grad Sadena Parks, a 2015 LPGA Rookie, missed the cut but stayed around Saturday and was spotted following the Karrie Webb group. Parks, who won two events on the Symetra Tour, competed on the 2013 Big Break Florida that was won by fellow Symetra Tour graduate Jackie Stoeltin She is the fifth African American player to play full-time on the LPGA Tour.