Park takes full ad­van­tage of first round re­prieve at Evian

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS -

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

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