Chun wins Evian, sets scoring marks


In Gee Chun shot a final-round 69 and captured her second major championship in wire-to-wire fashion at the LPGA's fifth and final major of the season. Oh, and she broke a record or two along the way. Here’s what went down on Sunday in Evian-Les-Bains, France:

Leaderboard: Chun (-21), So Yeon Ryu (-17), Sung Hyun Park (-17), Shanshan Feng (-15), Sei Young Kim (-14), In-Kyung Kim (-12)

What it means: Chun’s four-round total of 21 under par established a major scoring record in relation to par for both women and men. The 72-hole record for men is 20 under and the record for women was 19 under. With this victory, Chun also joined Se Ri Pak as the only players to make their first two wins major titles (Chun won las year’s U.S. Women’s Open). Chun’s only bogey of the day came on the par-3 14th when she failed to get up-and-down from the bunker. She was 1-for-3 in sand saves for the week and the dropped shot at the 14th on Sunday was the only dropped shot she had on the back nine all week. Chun is just 22 years old and was No. 7 in the world entering the week. The win is projected to move her as high as No. 3.

Round of the day: Sei Young Kim shot a 6-under 65 on Sunday that vaulted her up the leaderboard and into fifth place. The 65 included two bogeys, six birdies and an eagle at the par-5 13th when she reached the green in two. 

Biggest disappointment: Defending champion and Rolex world No. 1 Lydia Ko was never a factor all week. She shot 73 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 43rd.

Shot of the day: After laying up from the left rough on 18, Chun needed to get up and down from 95 yards in the fairway to post 21 under and break the men's and women's major scoring records. She knocked it to about 8 feet and sank it for the win and the scoring record.

Quote of the day: "I just cannot believe I won the Evian Championship. I made 21 under par. I’m not dreaming, right?"  - Chun