Kirk gains shot at ma­jor

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

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 started the fi­nal round only two shots off the lead af­ter shoot­ing a two- un­der- 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, led at nine- un­der af­ter card­ing a three- un­der- par 68.

Ju­tanu­garn is one shot clear of Ja­pan’s Ayako Ue­hara, who soared with a 66. Lurk­ing in fourth place, a shot be­hind Kirk, were re­cent ma­jor cham­pi­ons InKyung Kim and Sung Hyun Park, along with former world No. 1 Ly­dia Ko.

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