The Amundi Evian Championship R1

Ayaka Furue takes opening lead in France

Evian Championship 2022 R1

July 21-24
Evian Resort GC, Evian-les-Bains, France
$6,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes


Japan’s Ayaka Furue carded an 8-under 63 on Tursday, tying for the second-lowest round in Amundi Evian Championship history. The 22-year-old LPGA Tour rookie, who has won seven times on the JLPGA Tour, carded nine birdies and one bogey to take the lead at a major championship for the first time.


Evian Championship 2022 R1

The best score in the event is 61, carded by Hyo Joo Kim in 2014, Jeongeun Lee6 in 2021 and Leona Maguire in 2021. It is also tied for the third-lowest round in the history of women’s major championships.

“I like the course, and with the good vibes from last year I thought I would play good,” said Furue, who finished fourth in her first Evian. “I played very well today.”


Evian Championship 2022 R1

American Nelly Korda and Canadian Brooke Henderson, both major champions, are tied for second at 7-under with 64s. Korda remained bogey-free even wading into the water at the 18th to secure her shot.

“I was in between clubs there. It was either a 7 or a 6, and I didn’t really want to go long, but didn’t really think about if I didn’t hit that 7 good it would go in the water,” said Korda. “I had a decent chance of getting it out on the green, so I just went for it, and saved par. Better than taking a drop, that’s for sure.”

“I’m striking it really well. I had a lot of good numbers and I was hitting it close,” she said. “Honestly what made the difference from today to the years past is I was just rolling them in. That was really nice to see.”


Evian Championship 2022 R1

Henderson started on the back nine and closed her round with a long eagle putt at the 9th.

“I feel like ball striking I gave myself a lot of really great opportunities, which is always good, and then I was able to make some putts,” said Henderson. “Any time that happens, you usually can go pretty low. This golf course, it can be so tricky. It plays really difficult. But sometimes when you make a bunch of birdies you can get momentum, and that’s kind of what happened today.”

American Cheyenne Knight shot the low round of her career carding a 6-under 65. She is followed in fifth place by five players tied at 5-under, including past Evian champions Jin Young Ko and Lydia Ko.


Evian Championship 2022 R1

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By GT Editor
Pos.PlayerParR1
1Ayaka Furue (JPN)-863
2Brooke M Henderson (CAN)-764
Nelly Korda (USA)-764
4Cheyenne Knight (USA)-665
5Lydia Ko (NZL)-566
Charley Hull (ENG)-566
Perrine Delacour (FRA)-566
Jin Young Ko (KOR)-566
Yuna Nishimura (JPN)-566
10Carlota Ciganda (ESP)-467
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)-467
Min Ji Park (KOR)-467
So Yeon Ryu (KOR)-467
In Gee Chun (KOR)-467
Eun-Hee Ji (KOR)-467
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)-467
Sung Hyun Park (KOR)-467
Linn Grant (SWE)-467
19Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)-368
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)-368
Matilda Castren (FIN)-368
Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR)-368
Ryann O’Toole (USA)-368
Johanna Gustavsson (SWE)-368
Sei Young Kim (KOR)-368
Atthaya Thitikul (THA)-368
27Cristie Kerr (USA)-269
Sarah Kemp (AUS)-269
Mina Harigae (USA)-269
Georgia Hall (ENG)-269
Kelly Tan (MAS)-269
Yu Liu (CHN)-269
Brittany Altomare (USA)-269
Ally Ewing (USA)-269
Sophia Schubert (USA)-269
Nasa Hataoka (JPN)-269
Andrea Lee (USA)-269
Amanda Doherty (USA)-269
39Amy Yang (KOR)-170
Haeji Kang (KOR)-170
Chella Choi (KOR)-170
Xi Yu Lin (CHN)-170
Jasmine Suwannapura (THA)-170
Moriya Jutanugarn (THA)-170
Minjee Lee (AUS)-170
Sophia Popov (GER)-170
Emma Talley (USA)-170
Albane Valenzuela (SUI)-170
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)-170
Gaby Lopez (MEX)-170
Ruixin Liu (CHN)-170
Tiia Koivisto (FIN)-170
Stephanie Kyriacou (AUS)-170
Rachel Heck (USA) (a)-170
Esther Henseleit (GER)-170
Leona Maguire (IRL)-170
Lilia Vu (USA)-170
Rose Zhang (USA) (a)-170
Pia Babnik (SLO)-170
A Lim Kim (KOR)-170
Mao Saigo (JPN)-170
Anna Davis (USA) (a)-170
Allisen Corpuz (USA)-170
64Jeongeun Lee 5 (KOR)Par71
Pornanong Phatlum (THA)Par71
Mel Reid (ENG)Par71
Stephanie Meadow (NIR)Par71
Isi Gabsa (GER)Par71
Aditi Ashok (IND)Par71
Lizette Salas (USA)Par71
Paula Reto (RSA)Par71
Alison Lee (USA)Par71
Gemma Dryburgh (SCO)Par71
Hye Jin Choi (KOR)Par71
Lindsey Weaver-Wright (USA)Par71
Megan Khang (USA)Par71
Jeongeun Lee6 (KOR)Par71
Yuka Saso (JPN)Par71
Pauline Roussin (FRA)Par71
Sarah Schmelzel (USA)Par71
Jennifer Kupcho (USA)Par71
Charlotte Thomas (ENG)Par71
Jennifer Chang (USA)Par71
84Inbee Park (KOR)+172
Wichanee Meechai (THA)+172
Celine Boutier (FRA)+172
Marina Alex (USA)+172
Hannah Green (AUS)+172
Agathe Laisne (FRA)+172
Maja Stark (SWE)+172
Meghan MacLaren (ENG)+172
Lauren Coughlin (USA)+172
Alana Uriell (USA)+172
Lauren Stephenson (USA)+172
Morgane Metraux (SUI)+172
Yaeeun Hong (KOR)+172
97Marianne Skarpnord (NOR)+273
Angela Stanford (USA)+273
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)+273
Caroline Masson (GER)+273
Jenny Shin (KOR)+273
Su Oh (AUS)+273
Amy Olson (USA)+273
Olivia Cowan (GER)+273
Wei Ling Hsu (TPE)+273
Annie Park (USA)+273
Aline Krauter (GER) (a)+273
Pajaree Anannarukarn (THA)+273
Yealimi Noh (USA)+273
Janie Jackson (USA)+273
111Jessica Korda (USA)+374
Jennifer Song (USA)+374
Manon De Roey (BEL)+374
Bronte Law (ENG)+374
Peiyun Chien (TPE)+374
Angel Yin (USA)+374
Patty Tavatanakit (THA)+374
Magdalena Simmermacher (ARG)+374
Gina Kim (USA)+374
Hinako Shibuno (JPN)+374
Jenny Coleman (USA)+374
Jensen Castle (USA) (a)+374
Jess Baker (ENG) (a)+374
Mizuki Hashimoto (JPN) (a)+374
125In-Kyung Kim (KOR)+475
Maude-Aimee Leblanc (CAN)+475
127Benedetta Moresco (ITA) (a)+576
Na Rin An (KOR)+576
Valery Plata (COL) (a)+576
130Ariya Jutanugarn (THA)+677
Frida Kinhult (SWE)+677
132Sanna Nuutinen (FIN)+879