Back from behind, the Australian (14e World) gained for the first time in a serious event on the expense of South Korean Jeongeun Lee6. Among the French, Céline Boutier is 29e and Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (thirty eighth), finest beginner.
What a ultimate! Since he grew to become a Major in 2013, the Evian Championship has been lucky sufficient to supply its spectators excellent ultimate laps. In 2017, Anna Nordqvist even gained the trophy on the first playoff gap … Sunday, the custom appeared threatened since Jeongeun Lee6 (-18) had 5 strokes forward of his speedy pursuers on the morning of the epilogue of the 27e modifying. The co-record holder of the bottom lap (61) achieved in Major – women and men alike – appeared to have surfed in direction of victory since her feat of the twoe day. It was forgetting that golf typically holds surprises.
Party in the corporate of Lydia Ko, one of many darlings of the Evian public (who lastly got here in fairly just a few regardless of the sanitary constraints), and the American Yealimi Noh, Lee6 shortly confirmed indicators of feverishness, opening the door to a return to his adversaries: 5 bogeys weighed down his approach. If the New Zealand star by no means actually appeared in a position to catch up, the younger, proficient and impressive Noh (19) had come again to peak midway. And even provided the luxurious of main without delay to gap 13.
On the golf green of n ° 17, tied, Lee6 and Yealimi Noh let nothing go. Their respective iron pictures testified to surgical precision, over climbing timber in order to land their bullets lower than a meter from the flag. Superb. On the 18th, Noh (-17) gained by paring for a card of 67 whereas Lee6 (-18) made his third birdie in a row… to safe a 71 and afford a playoff.
Indeed, for one as for the opposite, the hazard had been declared elsewhere: in the penultimate half, Minjee Lee (-18) had proven way more will to win than his opponents. On a ultimate 2.50-meter putt, the Australian ended her Sunday course with 4 birdies on her final 5 holes. His 64 concluded thanks to 6 birdies propelled the 14e world participant towards Lee6 in the playoff. The alternative to keep in mind that his youthful brother Min Woo Lee gained the Scottish Open, his 2e victory on the European Tour initially of 2021, by profitable this manner…
Hitting the first on the beginning of the 18th, Minjee Lee, 14th in the world, signed a final birdie whereas Lee6 was content material with a bogey after seeing his second shot run aground in the water. Total happiness for Minjee Lee, typically performing in Major (3e of the British Open 2020, 3e of the ANA Inspiration 2017) however by no means a winner. The American Yealimi Noh (-17) accomplished the rostrum in third place, forward of the Japanese Ayaka Furue (-15) and the Thai Atthaya Thitikul (-14).
Maguire equaled the report
The Sunday spherical of Evian gave rise to a different feat: two days after Lee6, a brand new participant equaled the report (61) for the bottom spherical achieved in a serious event, women and men alike. Taking benefit of splendid climate situations, the Irish Leona Maguire (26 years outdated) made ten birdies and eight begins in the Champions course in Evian. She subsequently joined Lee6 but additionally Hyo-joo Kim, who had signed the identical card in the course of the 1er tour in 2014.
Among the French, Céline Boutier (69-72-68-70) ends a strong week in 29e place in the standings, whereas Céline Herbin (68-70-76-74) is additional (68e). The essential French satisfaction is Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (68-74-71-68), finest beginner of the event, at 38e leaderboard rank for his 2e Major in Evian. Lucie Malchirand (18 years outdated) crossed the lower for her first participation (76e) however encountered nice difficulties in the final two laps (69-72-82-87).
Amundi Evian Championship ultimate rating (par 71):
1. Minjee Lee (AUS) -18 (68-69-65-64), victorious on the first play-off
2. Jeongeun Lee (KOR) -18 (66-61-68-71)
3. Yealimi Noh (USA) -17 (65-68-67-67)
4. Ayaka Furue (JPN) -15 (66-68-68-67)
5. Atthaya Thitikul (THA) -14 (66-69-70-65)
6. Georgia Hall (ENG) -13 (69-72-66-64)
. Lydia Ko (NZL) -13 (68-65-68-70)
. Leona Maguire (IRL) -13 (69-70-71-61)
. Chun In Gee (KOR) -13 (68-68-68-67)
10. Amy Yang (KOR) -11 (71-69-67-66)
. Pajaree Anannarukarn (THA) -11 (65-65-72-71)