Sen­sa­tional Chun soars to sec­ond ma­jor with record 21-un­der score

The Herald - Herald Sport - - SHINTY, GOLF -

CHUN IN-GEE won her sec­ond ca­reer ma­jor af­ter a record-break­ing vic­tory at the Evian Cham­pi­onship in France.

The 22-year-old South Korean main­tained the four-shot lead she held overnight as she set the low­est 72-hole score at a ma­jor with 21 un­der par to claim vic­tory.

A fi­nal-round 69 was enough for Chun to break the record for men and women of 20 un­der, held jointly by Hen­rik Sten­son and Ja­son Day.

She won ahead of com­pa­tri­ots Ryu So-yeon and Park Sung-hyun, who fin­ished tied sec­ond.

Af­ter six birdies and an ea­gle in round three, it was al­ways go­ing to be tough task for Chun to repli­cate that form on the fi­nal day at the last ma­jor of the year. But Chun, who won the 2015 US Open, only needed three birdies to en­sure vic­tory and set a new record.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Lydia Ko fin­ished tied 43rd, while Eng­land’s Jodi Ewart Shad­off carded four birdies but also four bo­geys that saw her card a fi­nal-round 71 to end the tour­na­ment tied 12th on five un­der.

PER­FECT TIM­ING: Chun takes de­liv­ery of a Rolex watch af­ter her tri­umph.

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