Amundi Evian Championship R2

Jeongeun Lee6 takes 3-shot lead in France

Evian Championship 2021 R2
July 22-25
Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France
$4,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Jeongeun Lee6 added her name to the all-time golf record book with a bogey-free 10-under 61 in the second round of the Amundi Evian Championship, tying fellow Korean Hyo Joo Kim’s first Evian round in 2014 for the lowest round ever at a major championship, male or female.


Evian Championship 2021 R2

“I had a lot of birdie chances,” said Lee6. “I could play easily. My putting was really, really good, so, yeah, that’s it.”

Lee6 started on the back nine and made the turn at 4-under 32. She birdied the 1st and 4th then inked her name into golf history with a run of four consecutive birdies, including a chip-in from the greenside rough at the 8th, finishing her round with a birdie to reach 15-under.


Evian Championship 2021 R2

Lee6’s 36-hole score of 127 is also the lowest 36-hole total in men’s or women’s major championship history, bettering Brooks Koepka’s 128 at the 2019 PGA Championship and the 129s by In Gee Chun at the 2016 Amundi Evian Championship and Louis Oosthuizen at the 2021 Open Championship.

She has previously shot a lower score in competition, setting the KLPGA Tour’s scoring record with a 60 in the second round of the 2017 OK! Savings Bank Se Ri Pak Invitational, earning the fourth of her six KLPGA wins.

“I try to keep it on the fairway and keep it on the green and I focused on putting speed,” she said. “That’s it.”


Evian Championship 2021 R2

Her caddie David Buhai said it best: “I caddied in a 9-under, but it was just in a small tournament. To do it under this, and every putt looked like it was going to go in. It was incredible. Not one nerve. Speed was just perfect,” he said. “I had the best seat in the house. And I just kept my mouth shut. I wasn’t getting involved because she was that focused. It was just incredible.”

Three shots behind at 12-under are Thai players Ariya Jutanugarn and Pajaree Anannarukarn.


Evian Championship 2021 R2

Jutanugarn shot her career-best round at Evian, ending with an eagle at the par-5 18th to close with an 8-under 63, the second consecutive day she has eagled her closing hole.

Anannarukarn also eagled the 18th to close with a 65, matching her score from Thursday’s first round.

“I didn’t change any strategy out there,” said Anannarukarn. “I stick to what I play the first round and, yeah, that worked out today. It’s all good.”


Evian Championship 2021 R2

2015 champion Lydia Ko shot a 65 on Friday to take a share of fourth place at 9-under. She is joined by 19-year-old American Yealimi Noh who shared the lead with Anannarukarn after the first round.

The cut came at 1-over par, with 77 players reaching the weekend.

Evian Championship 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jeongeun Lee6
-15
66-61
127
T2
Ariya Jutanugarn
-12
67-63
130
T2
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-12
65-65
130
T4
Lydia Ko
-9
68-65
133
T4
Yealimi Noh
-9
65-68
133
6
Ayaka Furue
-8
66-68
134
T7
Inbee Park
-7
71-64
135
T7
Hyo Joo Kim
-7
67-68
135
T7
Atthaya Thitikul
-7
66-69
135
T7
Lauren Stephenson
-7
66-69
135
T11
Mina Harigae
-6
69-67
136
T11
In Gee Chun
-6
68-68
136
T11
Sarah Kemp
-6
67-69
136
T11
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-6
66-70
136
T15
Brittany Lang
-5
69-68
137
T15
Matilda Castren
-5
68-69
137
T15
Minjee Lee
-5
68-69
137
T18
Amy Olson
-4
71-67
138
T18
Hee Young Park
-4
70-68
138
T18
Jennifer Song
-4
70-68
138
T18
Charley Hull
-4
70-68
138
T18
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
69-69
138
T18
Muni He
-4
69-69
138
T18
Celine Herbin
-4
68-70
138
T25
Lizette Salas
-3
73-66
139
T25
Stephanie Meadow
-3
71-68
139
T25
Ryann O’Toole
-3
71-68
139
T25
Marina Alex
-3
70-69
139
T25
Leona Maguire
-3
69-70
139
T25
Sophia Popov
-3
69-70
139
T31
Christina Kim
-2
71-69
140
T31
Amy Yang
-2
71-69
140
T31
Wichanee Meechai
-2
70-70
140
T31
Elizabeth Szokol
-2
70-70
140
T31
Esther Henseleit
-2
70-70
140
T31
Austin Ernst
-2
69-71
140
T31
Paula Reto
-2
68-72
140
T31
Tsubasa Kajitani (a)
-2
68-72
140
T31
Moriya Jutanugarn
-2
68-72
140
T40
Nelly Korda
-1
74-67
141
T40
Jennifer Kupcho
-1
73-68
141
T40
Angel Yin
-1
73-68
141
T40
Jin Young Ko
-1
72-69
141
T40
Rose Zhang (a)
-1
72-69
141
T40
Brittany Altomare
-1
71-70
141
T40
Sei Young Kim
-1
71-70
141
T40
Jeongeun Lee
-1
70-71
141
T40
Chella Choi
-1
70-71
141
T40
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
70-71
141
T40
Celine Boutier
-1
69-72
141
T40
Lucie Malchirand
-1
69-72
141
T40
Alena Sharp
-1
69-72
141
T40
Georgia Hall
-1
69-72
141
T40
Cheyenne Knight
-1
69-72
141
T40
Lindsey Weaver
-1
68-73
141
T56
Jessica Korda
E
73-69
142
T56
Stephanie Kyriacou
E
73-69
142
T56
Emma Talley
E
72-70
142
T56
Jaye Marie Green
E
72-70
142
T56
Olivia Cowan
E
71-71
142
T56
Anna Nordqvist
E
71-71
142
T56
Haeji Kang
E
71-71
142
T56
Jenny Shin
E
70-72
142
T56
Bronte Law
E
70-72
142
T56
Kristen Gillman
E
69-73
142
T56
Madelene Sagstrom
E
69-73
142
T56
Ashleigh Buhai
E
69-73
142
T56
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (a)
E
68-74
142
T56
Maria Fassi
E
68-74
142
T70
Mi Hyang Lee
+1
75-68
143
T70
Jenny Coleman
+1
75-68
143
T70
Alice Hewson
+1
72-71
143
T70
Ana Belac
+1
72-71
143
T70
Jennifer Chang
+1
71-72
143
T70
Pornanong Phatlum
+1
70-73
143
T70
Alison Lee
+1
70-73
143
T70
So Yeon Ryu
+1
69-74
143
Ally Ewing
CUT
76-68
144
Brittany Lincicome
CUT
76-68
144
Mi Jung Hur
CUT
74-70
144
Perrine Delacour
CUT
73-71
144
Morgane Metraux
CUT
73-71
144
Mirim Lee
CUT
72-72
144
Giulia Molinaro
CUT
72-72
144
Lee-Anne Pace
CUT
72-72
144
Pia Babnik
CUT
68-76
144
Albane Valenzuela
CUT
77-68
145
Marissa Steen
CUT
75-70
145
Megan Khang
CUT
74-71
145
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
CUT
74-71
145
Sung Hyun Park
CUT
74-71
145
Katherine Kirk
CUT
73-72
145
A Lim Kim
CUT
72-73
145
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
72-73
145
Gerina Piller
CUT
71-74
145
Azahara Munoz
CUT
71-74
145
Lindy Duncan
CUT
71-74
145
Angela Stanford
CUT
70-75
145
Carly Booth
CUT
75-71
146
Wei-Ling Hsu
CUT
74-72
146
Su Oh
CUT
73-73
146
Christine Wolf
CUT
72-74
146
Aline Krauter (a)
CUT
71-75
146
Dottie Ardina
CUT
71-75
146
Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
71-75
146
Jasmine Suwannapura
CUT
71-75
146
Cydney Clanton
CUT
70-76
146
Dana Finkelstein
CUT
76-71
147
Leonie Harm
CUT
75-72
147
Carlota Ciganda
CUT
74-73
147
Caroline Masson
CUT
73-74
147
Sarah Schmelzel
CUT
76-72
148
Aditi Ashok
CUT
75-73
148
Paula Creamer
CUT
75-73
148
Ssu-Chia Cheng
CUT
77-72
149
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
75-74
149
Natalie Gulbis
CUT
73-76
149
Brooke Matthews (a)
CUT
71-78
149
Nicole Broch Larsen
CUT
78-72
150
Yu Liu
CUT
76-74
150
Anne van Dam
CUT
70-81
151
Min Lee
CUT
74-78
152
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
79-74
153
Sanna Nuutinen
CUT
75-78
153
Natalie Srinivasan
CUT
77-78
155
Jing Yan
CUT
84-76
160