Park takes full advantage of first round reprieve at Evian
Park Sung-hyun took full advantage of a remarkable reprieve when the Evian Championship finally got going yesterday.
The South Korean was six over after five holes when bad weather at Evian-les-Bains, France, forced the abandonment of the first round on Thursday. Tournament officials subsequently decided all scores should be erased and for the event – the final major of the year – to be restarted, as a 54-hole competition, yesterday.
Park fared much better second time around as she carded seven birdies and an eagle to take a two-shot lead with an eight-under-par 63.
Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn holed seven birdies, including one at the 18th, in a 65 that took her into second on six under.
Australian Katherine Kirk and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist shared third place on five under with Jessica Korda, Kim In-kyung and Marina Alex one shot further back.
Former world number one Lydia Ko was in a group of eight players tied for eighth on three under.
Park Sung-hyun: carded seven birdies and an eagle