Final Round– LPGA Tour –Evian Championship –The Evian Resort Golf Club – Evian-les-Bains, France –
At just 19 years old, South Korea’s Hyo-Joo Kim captured her first LPGA Tour winning the season’s final major of the year at the Evian Championship in France.
Kim, who opened with 10-under-61 in the first round, held off the competition the rest of the week and carded a final-round 68 to edge Hall of Famer Karrie Webb by a stroke.
Kim birdied the 72nd hole at The Evian Resort Golf Club to finish 11-under overall for the week. She missed just nine Fairways in Regulation all week en route to her maiden victory on tour. He held off fellow countrywoman Na Yeon Choi (8-under and 5th place) in the final round.
Defending champion Suzann Pettersen finished in 6th place at 7-under, while Paula Creamer shot 66 to log a 7th place effort.
World No. 3 Lydia Ko was T-8 alongside Brittany Lincicome. Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson recorded T-10 finishes.
Other Golf News:
- Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy begin the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake tied at the top at 9-under overall. If either wins the title, they would also claim the season-long FedEx Cup as well. Jim Furyk is third at 7-under with Jason Day, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler sitting just three back.
- Paul Casey rallied with a 4-under-66 to end up 14-under overall and win the European Tour’s KLM Dutch Open in the Netherlands. Casey beat out Simon Dyson by a shot as a 25-to-1 betting pick at Skybet.com. He opened the week at No. 88 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
- Hall of Famer Greg Norman, 59, is recovering from a left hand injury involving a chain saw. One of the game’s most popular figures injured the hand/wrist while trimming trees at his South Florida home. Norman said he is expected to have a full recovery. He has been out of competitive golf for more than two years.
- Derek Fathauer (5-under) shares the lead with two others including Richard Sterne at the Web.com Tour Finals’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Fathauer was coasting along after a 63-69 start before he crumbled to a 76 in round three. He has now opened the door for several players heading into the final round including Sean O’Hair and Kyle Stanley.