Nordqvist Claims the 2017 Evian Cham­pi­onship

HK Golfer - - Divots -

Rolex Tes­ti­monee Anna Nordqvist has claimed her sec­ond Ma­jor ti­tle, at The Evian Cham­pi­onship, France, in a play­off fol­low­ing a clos­ing round of five-un­der par.

By achiev­ing this mo­men­tous feat, the 30-year-old joins fel­low Tes­ti­monees, Annika Sören­stam, Juli Inkster and Ly­dia Ko, among the pres­ti­gious list of past cham­pi­ons at the beau­ti­ful set­ting of Évian-les-Bains, over­look­ing the shim­mer­ing waters of Lake Geneva.

The first to con­grat­u­late Nordqvist, af­ter sink­ing the win­ning putt on the 18th green, were fel­low Swede Annika Sören­stam and Gary Player, both le­gends of the game and part of the Rolex fam­ily. The fifth Evian Cham­pi­onship win­ner said: “I didn’t know Gary Player was here; I was ex­cited to see him. Annika has been a huge role model and a huge in­spi­ra­tion for me and it’s great to see her this week.

Nordqvist con­tin­ued: “It’s a dream come true, be­ing from Europe too, win­ning The Evian Cham­pi­onship. I’ve worked re­ally hard over the last cou­ple of years - this year has been test­ing a lit­tle bit, but I am very proud of my­self for keep­ing my head up and stay­ing pos­i­tive.”

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