Amundi Evian Championship R4

Minjee Lee wins first major in playoff

Evian Championship 2021 R4
July 22-25
Evian Resort Golf Club, Evian-les-Bains, France
$4,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Australian Minjee Lee started the day seven shots behind Korean leader Jeongeun Lee6 (71) and produced seven birdies in the final round to close at 18-under, joining Lee6 in a playoff for the Amundi Evian Championship.


Evian Championship 2021 R4

Lee6 dropped a shot on the first extra hole when her second shot found the water while Lee’s landed near the flag.

Lee6 bogeyed the hole and Lee won her sixth LPGA title and first major victory.

“It’s really great to win a major, it’s really amazing,” said Lee.


Evian Championship 2021 R4

Minjee Lee is now eligible to win the 2021 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award which recognizes the player who, during a current LPGA Tour season, has the most outstanding record in all five major championships. Points are awarded at all five major championships to competitors who finish among the top-10 and ties. To take home the award, a player must also win at least one of the five majors.

Nelly Korda tops the leaderboard followed by Patty Tavatanakit. Lee is tied alongside Yuka Saso in third place.


Evian Championship 2021 R4

American Yealimi Noh closed with a 61 narrowly missing out on joining the playoff when she missed a birdie chance at the final hole.

“Definitely disappointed. I missed a lot of short putts. I’m going to be fine, but I should be happy with this result and a lot of positives to take away from it.

“Just sucks because I didn’t birdie a single par-5 and I had a lot of six-foot putts coming down [the stretch].

Solo third is her career-best result and her first top-10 finish in a major championship.


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Evian Championship 2021 R4

Ireland’s Leona Maguire played the day’s best round with a 10-under 61, tying the lowest round by a player, male or female, in a major, as Lee6 did in the second round.

Japan’s Ayaka Furue closed with a 67 for fourth place at 15-under, one ahead of Atthaya Thitikul who shot 65.

Maguire tied for sixth place alongside former Evian champion Lydia Ko (70), Georgia Hall (64) and In Gee Chun (70) at 13-under.

Evian Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Minjee Lee (WNR)
-18
68-69-65-64
266
2
Jeongeun Lee6
-18
66-61-68-71
266
3
Yealimi Noh
-17
65-68-67-67
267
4
Ayaka Furue
-15
66-68-68-67
269
5
Atthaya Thitikul
-14
66-69-70-65
270
T6
Leona Maguire
-13
69-70-71-61
271
T6
Georgia Hall
-13
69-72-66-64
271
T6
In Gee Chun
-13
68-68-68-67
271
T6
Lydia Ko
-13
68-65-68-70
271
T10
Amy Yang
-11
71-69-67-66
273
T10
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-11
65-65-72-71
273
T12
Brittany Lang
-10
69-68-69-68
274
T12
Inbee Park
-10
71-64-71-68
274
T12
Lauren Stephenson
-10
66-69-71-68
274
T15
Maria Fassi
-9
68-74-65-68
275
T15
Brittany Altomare
-9
71-70-65-69
275
T17
Ryann O’Toole
-8
71-68-66-71
276
T17
Hyo Joo Kim
-8
67-68-69-72
276
T19
Nelly Korda
-7
74-67-69-67
277
T19
Moriya Jutanugarn
-7
68-72-69-68
277
T19
Sarah Kemp
-7
67-69-70-71
277
T19
Matilda Castren
-7
68-69-68-72
277
T19
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-7
66-70-69-72
277
T19
Ariya Jutanugarn
-7
67-63-73-74
277
T25
Lizette Salas
-6
73-66-71-68
278
T25
Brooke M. Henderson
-6
69-69-70-70
278
T25
Hee Young Park
-6
70-68-69-71
278
T25
Charley Hull
-6
70-68-66-74
278
T29
Jeongeun Lee
-5
70-71-72-66
279
T29
Stephanie Meadow
-5
71-68-73-67
279
T29
Wichanee Meechai
-5
70-70-70-69
279
T29
Celine Boutier
-5
69-72-68-70
279
T29
Elizabeth Szokol
-5
70-70-69-70
279
T29
Mina Harigae
-5
69-67-71-72
279
T35
Haeji Kang
-4
71-71-69-69
280
T35
Marina Alex
-4
70-69-72-69
280
T35
Austin Ernst
-4
69-71-70-70
280
T38
Anna Nordqvist
-3
71-71-72-67
281
T38
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
69-73-72-67
281
T38
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard (a)
-3
68-74-71-68
281
T38
Sei Young Kim
-3
71-70-72-68
281
T38
Chella Choi
-3
70-71-72-68
281
T38
Jessica Korda
-3
73-69-70-69
281
T38
Kristen Gillman
-3
69-73-69-70
281
T38
Christina Kim
-3
71-69-69-72
281
T38
Muni He
-3
69-69-71-72
281
T38
Jennifer Song
-3
70-68-67-76
281
T48
Tsubasa Kajitani (a)
-2
68-72-72-70
282
T48
Angel Yin
-2
73-68-69-72
282
T50
Jenny Shin
-1
70-72-73-68
283
T50
Cheyenne Knight
-1
69-72-72-70
283
T50
Ana Belac
-1
72-71-69-71
283
T50
Jennifer Kupcho
-1
73-68-69-73
283
T54
Pornanong Phatlum
E
70-73-70-71
284
T54
So Yeon Ryu
E
69-74-70-71
284
T54
Eun-Hee Ji
E
70-71-70-73
284
T54
Bronte Law
E
70-72-68-74
284
T58
Ashleigh Buhai
+1
69-73-74-69
285
T58
Rose Zhang (a)
+1
72-69-72-72
285
T60
Jin Young Ko
+2
72-69-76-69
286
T60
Amy Olson
+2
71-67-76-72
286
T60
Lindsey Weaver
+2
68-73-72-73
286
T60
Esther Henseleit
+2
70-70-72-74
286
T60
Sophia Popov
+2
69-70-73-74
286
T65
Jaye Marie Green
+3
72-70-74-71
287
T65
Alison Lee
+3
70-73-72-72
287
T65
Stephanie Kyriacou
+3
73-69-69-76
287
T68
Jennifer Chang
+4
71-72-72-73
288
T68
Celine Herbin
+4
68-70-76-74
288
T70
Olivia Cowan
+5
71-71-72-75
289
T70
Alena Sharp
+5
69-72-72-76
289
72
Jenny Coleman
+6
75-68-72-75
290
T73
Emma Talley
+8
72-70-76-74
292
T73
Mi Hyang Lee
+8
75-68-73-76
292
75
Alice Hewson
+15
72-71-83-73
299
76
Lucie Malchirand
+26
69-72-82-87
310
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
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
72-73
145
A Lim Kim
CUT
72-73
145
Lindy Duncan
CUT
71-74
145
Azahara Munoz
CUT
71-74
145
Gerina Piller
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
Dottie Ardina
CUT
71-75
146
Aline Krauter (a)
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
Paula Reto
W/D
68-72-71