Evian: In Gee Chun wins with record score

September 18, 2016

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In Gee Chun of Korea completed a wire-to-wire win at the Evian Championship on Sunday, finishing at a major championship record 21-under par, four strokes ahead of countrywomen Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ryu.

Chun was at 19-under 194 through 54 holes at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France, and already tied for the lowest score in relation to par in a women's major championship. Karen Stupples won the 2004 Women's British Open at 19 under, as did Inbee Park at the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

With a final-round two-under 69, Chun bettered the record for lowest score in a women's major by two strokes. It was her second career major win, the other being the 2015 U.S. Women's Open.

Chun also set the record for lowest score in relation to par in a men's or women's major. Jason Day won the 2015 PGA Championship at 20 under, while Henrik Stenson did the same at this year's Open Championship.

Park and Ryu finished tied for second, rounding out the all-Korean top three. This is Park's best finish in a major and Ryu's 10th career top-five in a major.

Shanshan Feng, China's Olympic bronze medalist, was fourth at 15 under.

Ariya Jutanugarn, five-time winner this year, shot a four-under 67 to move to seven under and finishing in a tie for ninth with Brooke Henderson and Gerina Piller.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko still could not find a rhythm in the final round, shooting a two-over 73. She finished in a tie for 43rd at two over.