Kirk gets chance to reel in first major
AUSTRALIAN golfer Katherine Kirk teed off in the final group at the rain-shortened Evian Championship in France overnight with a great chance to claim her first major championship title.
Kirk was to start the final round just two shots off the lead after shooting a twounder-par 69 second round on Saturday to get to seven under.
Neither of the two players ahead of her has yet won on the LPGA Tour. Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand leads at nine-under after carding a three-under- par 68.
Jutanugarn, whose younger sister Ariya is already major champion, is one shot clear of Japan’s Ayako Uehara, who soared with a 66.
There are no shortage of quality challengers. Lurking in fourth place, one shot behind Kirk, are recent major champions In-Kyung Kim and Sung Hyun Park, along with former world No. 1 Lydia Ko.