Chun sets major record in France
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, fRANCE >> In Gee Chun won the Evian Championship with the lowest 72-hole score in major championship history, finishing at 21-under 263 for a four-stroke victory.
The 22-year-old South Korean player made a 10-foot par putt on the par-4 18th to break the overall major record of 20 under set by Henrik Stenson and Jason Day and the women’s mark of 19 under.
She led from start to finish, although she did share the first-round lead with Sung Hyun Park.
Chun finished with a 2-under 69. In four days of intensely accurate driving and clinical putting, she was nearfaultless. Her only significant blemish was a double bogey on the ninth hole in the third round — and even then she limited the damage having opted for a two-stroke penalty.
BOISE, IDAHO >> Michael Thomson won the Web. com Tour Finals’ Albertson Boise Open at Hillcrest Country Club to regain a PGA Tour card.
Thompson finished with his second straight 7-under 64, birdieing five of the first seven holes on the back nine, for a threestroke victory over Argentina’s Miguel Angel Carballo.
MONZA, ITALY >> Home favorite Francesco Molinari won the Italian Open for second time, beating Masters champion Danny Danny Willett by a stroke at Golf Club Milano.
Molinari completed a 7-under 64 in the rain-delayed third round and closed with a 65 to reach 22 under and become the first Italian to win a European Tour event twice.
He also won the 2006 tournament at Castello di Tolcinasco.