Ladies / Majors

Evian Championship 2018

September 13-16

Evian Resort Golf Club, Évian-les-Bains, France

Co-sanction LET/LPGA

$3,850,000

September 13-16

Evian Resort Golf Club, Évian-les-Bains, France

Co-sanction LET/LPGA

$3,850,000

Round 2

Four-way tie in Evian

September 14, 2018

Amy Olson, Mo Martin, Maria Torres and Mi Hyang Lee hold a four-way share of the halfway lead after a day of mixed conditions at The Evian Championship.

Four-way tie in Evian
Amy Olson

- European Tour

First round co-leader Maria Torres from Puerto Rico set the early clubhouse target at eight-under with a 69 before United States pair Olson and Martin and South Korean Mi Hyang Lee moved alongside her with rounds of 65, 66 and 66 respectively.

Overnight co-leader Carlota Ciganda from Spain faced a birdie putt on 18 to tie for the lead, but she goes into the weekend one shot off the pace after a lip out from 12 feet for a 70.

Course conditions were softer and the pins were more attackable during the second round after rain showers through the night persisted into the morning.
Hall, who won the Ricoh Women’s British Open last month at Lytham, where she was one stroke back at the halfway stage, posted a second successive 68 to get within two strokes.

She said afterwards that her practise was a little ‘stop-start’ but the sun was shining brightly by the time she finished her round. After starting at the 10th, she made her first bogey of the championship at the 12th, but recovered with four birdies on holes 14, 15, three and eight.

“My long game was really good today, I just couldn’t really hole that many putts, so that was a little bit frustrating, but I holed some good ones as well, so I’m still happy,” said the 22-year-old from Dorset, who hit 12 of 13 fairways compared with nine on Thursday. “You’ve got to have everything kind of going well for you on this golf course, because it’s quite tight. You’ve got to hit fairways. If you don’t hit fairways, some shots, you can’t get to the green.”

LPGA rookie Maria Torres (above), who became the first Puerto Rican to play in a major at the LPGA Championship earlier this year, started with two bogeys on the 10th and 11th holes, but sank four birdies to get back into a share of the lead.

The 23-year-old from San Juan, who survived Hurricane Maria last year, was just thrilled to be making her tournament debut and her first trip to France.

When asked if she was nervous about leading an event, let along a major, for the first time, she replied: “I have to say a little bit. It’s something new and it’s exciting. After that, just go out there and just play golf. That’s the only thing I can do.”

Olson was another surprise leader. The 26-year-old from Oxbow, a small town of roughly 300 inhabitants in North Dakota, is a fifth year LPGA player who has two-top 10s so far in 2018. She switched from a TaylorMade Spider to an Odyssey 2-Ball putter a fortnight ago and is feeling more comfortable on the greens, since she previously played with a 2-Ball as a junior.

“I’m rolling the ball better than I’ve ever rolled it. Obviously seeing putts go in, that helps the score and it’s just a lot of fun to make some birdies,” said Olson, who covered the front nine in 31 and came home in 34.

The third leader, Martin, used her experience to full effect on Friday, rolling in six birdie putts against one blemish, at the par-4 18th, on her card. The 35-year-old from Pasadena, California, is looking for her second major following the 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale. She said: “I found something tiny with my putting, but honestly, I’ve been playing so darn well. It’s been so frustrating because it’s been so close.”

Meanwhile Lee, the 2017 Ladies Scottish Open winner, 25, from Seoul, joined the leaders after mixing five birdies with a solitary bogey.

In the other race, for the Rolex Annika Major Award, which rewards the best performance over all five women’s majors, world number three So Yeon Ryu remains in the hunt alongside Hall on six-under and world number four Inbee Park is within striking distance on five-under.

Pernilla Lindberg, the ANA Inspiration champion, is tied for 36th place on level par, with world number two Ariya Jutanugarn, the US Women’s Open champion, in 51st on two-over-par.

World number five Lexi Thompson was in tears as she bogeyed the last hole to finish on four-over-par, one stroke outside the cut, while world number one Sung Hyun Park missed by three. A level par 71 wasn’t enough to undo the damage from the first day.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Maria Torres (PRI)
-8
65
69
134
1
Amy Olson (USA)
-8
69
65
134
1
Mo Martin (USA)
-8
68
66
134
1
Mi Hyang Lee (KOR)
-8
68
66
134
5
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
-7
65
70
135
6
Wei Ling Hsu (TPE)
-6
69
67
136
6
Georgia Hall (ENG)
-6
68
68
136
6
So Yeon Ryu (KOR)
-6
67
69
136
6
Austin Ernst (USA)
-6
66
70
136
6
Brooke Henderson (CAN)
-6
67
69
136
6
Jenny Shin (KOR)
-6
70
66
136
6
Angela Stanford (USA)
-6
72
64
136
13
Inbee Park (KOR)
-5
68
69
137
13
Sei Young Kim (KOR)
-5
69
68
137
13
Amy Yang (KOR)
-5
70
67
137
16
Morgan Pressel (USA)
-4
70
68
138
16
Caroline Masson (GER)
-4
68
70
138
16
Jeong Eun6 Lee (KOR)
-4
72
66
138
16
Nasa Hataoka (JPN)
-4
67
71
138
16
In Gee Chun (KOR)
-4
68
70
138
21
Eun-Hee Ji (KOR)
-3
68
71
139
21
Lindy Duncan (USA)
-3
72
67
139
21
Charley Hull (ENG)
-3
72
67
139
21
Jane Park (USA)
-3
69
70
139
21
Chella Choi (KOR)
-3
70
69
139
26
Jessica Korda (USA)
-2
69
71
140
26
Marina Alex (USA)
-2
69
71
140
26
Mariajo Uribe (COL)
-2
72
68
140
26
Minjee Lee (AUS)
-2
72
68
140
30
Katherine Kirk (AUS)
-1
68
73
141
30
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-1
71
70
141
30
Thidapa Suwannapura (THA)
-1
73
68
141
30
Alena Sharp (CAN)
-1
73
68
141
30
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
-1
71
70
141
30
Jennifer Song (USA)
-1
69
72
141
36
Brittany Lang (USA)
Par
71
71
142
36
Pornanong Phatlum (THA)
Par
76
66
142
36
Lydia Ko (NZL)
Par
72
70
142
36
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
Par
69
73
142
36
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE)
Par
72
70
142
36
Emma Talley (USA)
Par
70
72
142
36
Jin Young Ko (KOR)
Par
73
69
142
36
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (THA)
Par
73
69
142
36
Anne Van Dam (NED)
Par
72
70
142
36
Ryann O Toole (USA)
Par
68
74
142
46
Sandra Gal (GER)
1
72
71
143
46
Brittany Altomare (USA)
1
73
70
143
46
Megan Khang (USA)
1
76
67
143
46
Bronte Law (ENG)
1
69
74
143
46
Rachel Heck (USA) (a)
1
70
73
143
51
Ally Mcdonald (USA)
2
68
76
144
51
Gaby Lopez (MEX)
2
69
75
144
51
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
2
75
69
144
51
Hyo-Joo Kim (Am) (KOR)
2
71
73
144
51
Ariya Jutanugarn (THA)
2
71
73
144
51
Brittany Lincicome (USA)
2
73
71
144
51
Angel Yin (USA)
2
76
68
144
51
Moriya Jutanugarn (THA)
2
73
71
144
51
Jeong Eun Lee (KOR)
2
70
74
144
51
Shanshan Feng (CHN)
2
73
71
144
61
Jaye Marie Green (USA)
3
72
73
145
61
Paula Creamer (USA)
3
74
71
145
61
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (THA)
3
76
69
145
61
Brittany Marchand (CAN)
3
74
71
145
61
Christina Kim (USA)
3
77
68
145
61
Benyapa Niphatsophon (THA)
3
77
68
145
61
Daniela Darquea (ECU)
3
73
72
145
61
Celine Boutier (FRA)
3
70
75
145
61
Lizette Salas (USA)
3
75
70
145
61
Nelly Korda (USA)
3
72
73
145
61
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
3
77
68
145
61
Pei-Yun Chien (TPE)
3
76
69
145
CUT Cut Round 2
F *
73
Cristie Kerr (USA)
4
78
68
146
73
Robynn Ree (USA)
4
72
74
146
73
Mina Harigae (USA)
4
75
71
146
73
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
4
74
72
146
73
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
4
75
71
146
73
Hannah Green (AUS)
4
77
69
146
73
Lexi Thompson (USA)
4
71
75
146
73
Jacqui Concolino (USA)
4
77
69
146
73
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
4
77
69
146
73
Sandra Changkija (USA)
4
73
73
146
73
Brianna Do (USA)
4
72
74
146
84
Mariah Stackhouse (USA)
5
74
73
147
84
Klara Spilkova (CZE)
5
73
74
147
84
Ayako Uehara (JPN)
5
74
73
147
84
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
5
79
68
147
84
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
5
74
73
147
84
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
73
74
147
90
Danielle Kang (USA)
6
77
71
148
90
Sung Hyun Park (KOR)
6
77
71
148
90
Alana Uriell (USA) (a)
6
76
72
148
90
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
75
73
148
90
Hae-Ran Ryu (KOR) (a)
6
78
70
148
90
Sarah Jane Smith (AUS)
6
73
75
148
90
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)
6
76
72
148
90
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
6
75
73
148
98
Hee Young Park (KOR)
7
79
70
149
98
Beatriz Recari (ESP)
7
77
72
149
98
Haeji Kang (KOR)
7
72
77
149
98
Aditi Ashok (IND)
7
74
75
149
98
Lauren Coughlin (USA)
7
75
74
149
103
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
8
77
73
150
103
Kris Tamulis (USA)
8
73
77
150
103
Sakura Yokomine (JPN)
8
75
75
150
103
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
8
77
73
150
103
Wichanee Meechai (THA)
8
75
75
150
103
Albane Valenzuela (SUI) (a)
8
75
75
150
103
Natalie Gulbis (USA)
8
77
73
150
103
Mi Jung Hur (KOR)
8
77
73
150
111
Celine Herbin (FRA)
9
77
74
151
111
Tiffany Joh (USA)
9
78
73
151
111
Yu Liu (CHN)
9
76
75
151
114
Mirim Lee (KOR)
10
79
73
152
115
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
12
76
78
154
115
Cydney Clanton (USA)
12
79
75
154
115
Laura Davies (ENG)
12
74
80
154
118
Annie Park (USA)
18
82
78
160
119
Caroline Inglis (USA)
-
77
WDN
WDN
119
Su Oh (AUS)
-
79
WDN
WDN
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Maria Torres (PRI)
-8
134
1
Amy Olson (USA)
-8
134
1
Mo Martin (USA)
-8
134
1
Mi Hyang Lee (KOR)
-8
134
5
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
-7
135
6
Wei Ling Hsu (TPE)
-6
136
6
Georgia Hall (ENG)
-6
136
6
So Yeon Ryu (KOR)
-6
136
6
Austin Ernst (USA)
-6
136
6
Brooke Henderson (CAN)
-6
136
6
Jenny Shin (KOR)
-6
136
6
Angela Stanford (USA)
-6
136
13
Inbee Park (KOR)
-5
137
13
Sei Young Kim (KOR)
-5
137
13
Amy Yang (KOR)
-5
137
16
Morgan Pressel (USA)
-4
138
16
Caroline Masson (GER)
-4
138
16
Jeong Eun6 Lee (KOR)
-4
138
16
Nasa Hataoka (JPN)
-4
138
16
In Gee Chun (KOR)
-4
138
21
Eun-Hee Ji (KOR)
-3
139
21
Lindy Duncan (USA)
-3
139
21
Charley Hull (ENG)
-3
139
21
Jane Park (USA)
-3
139
21
Chella Choi (KOR)
-3
139
26
Jessica Korda (USA)
-2
140
26
Marina Alex (USA)
-2
140
26
Mariajo Uribe (COL)
-2
140
26
Minjee Lee (AUS)
-2
140
30
Katherine Kirk (AUS)
-1
141
30
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-1
141
30
Thidapa Suwannapura (THA)
-1
141
30
Alena Sharp (CAN)
-1
141
30
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
-1
141
30
Jennifer Song (USA)
-1
141
36
Brittany Lang (USA)
Par
142
36
Pornanong Phatlum (THA)
Par
142
36
Lydia Ko (NZL)
Par
142
36
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
Par
142
36
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE)
Par
142
36
Emma Talley (USA)
Par
142
36
Jin Young Ko (KOR)
Par
142
36
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (THA)
Par
142
36
Anne Van Dam (NED)
Par
142
36
Ryann O Toole (USA)
Par
142
46
Sandra Gal (GER)
1
143
46
Brittany Altomare (USA)
1
143
46
Megan Khang (USA)
1
143
46
Bronte Law (ENG)
1
143
46
Rachel Heck (USA) (a)
1
143
51
Ally Mcdonald (USA)
2
144
51
Gaby Lopez (MEX)
2
144
51
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
2
144
51
Hyo-Joo Kim (Am) (KOR)
2
144
51
Ariya Jutanugarn (THA)
2
144
51
Brittany Lincicome (USA)
2
144
51
Angel Yin (USA)
2
144
51
Moriya Jutanugarn (THA)
2
144
51
Jeong Eun Lee (KOR)
2
144
51
Shanshan Feng (CHN)
2
144
61
Jaye Marie Green (USA)
3
145
61
Paula Creamer (USA)
3
145
61
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (THA)
3
145
61
Brittany Marchand (CAN)
3
145
61
Christina Kim (USA)
3
145
61
Benyapa Niphatsophon (THA)
3
145
61
Daniela Darquea (ECU)
3
145
61
Celine Boutier (FRA)
3
145
61
Lizette Salas (USA)
3
145
61
Nelly Korda (USA)
3
145
61
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
3
145
61
Pei-Yun Chien (TPE)
3
145
CUT Cut Round 2
73
Cristie Kerr (USA)
4
146
73
Robynn Ree (USA)
4
146
73
Mina Harigae (USA)
4
146
73
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
4
146
73
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
4
146
73
Hannah Green (AUS)
4
146
73
Lexi Thompson (USA)
4
146
73
Jacqui Concolino (USA)
4
146
73
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
4
146
73
Sandra Changkija (USA)
4
146
73
Brianna Do (USA)
4
146
84
Mariah Stackhouse (USA)
5
147
84
Klara Spilkova (CZE)
5
147
84
Ayako Uehara (JPN)
5
147
84
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
5
147
84
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
5
147
84
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
147
90
Danielle Kang (USA)
6
148
90
Sung Hyun Park (KOR)
6
148
90
Alana Uriell (USA) (a)
6
148
90
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
148
90
Hae-Ran Ryu (KOR) (a)
6
148
90
Sarah Jane Smith (AUS)
6
148
90
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)
6
148
90
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
6
148
98
Hee Young Park (KOR)
7
149
98
Beatriz Recari (ESP)
7
149
98
Haeji Kang (KOR)
7
149
98
Aditi Ashok (IND)
7
149
98
Lauren Coughlin (USA)
7
149
103
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
8
150
103
Kris Tamulis (USA)
8
150
103
Sakura Yokomine (JPN)
8
150
103
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
8
150
103
Wichanee Meechai (THA)
8
150
103
Albane Valenzuela (SUI) (a)
8
150
103
Natalie Gulbis (USA)
8
150
103
Mi Jung Hur (KOR)
8
150
111
Celine Herbin (FRA)
9
151
111
Tiffany Joh (USA)
9
151
111
Yu Liu (CHN)
9
151
114
Mirim Lee (KOR)
10
152
115
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
12
154
115
Cydney Clanton (USA)
12
154
115
Laura Davies (ENG)
12
154
118
Annie Park (USA)
18
160
119
Caroline Inglis (USA)
-
WDN
119
Su Oh (AUS)
-
WDN