Chun sets ma­jor record in France

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

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.

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