Japan’s Ayaka Furue wins Evian Championship with dramatic 72nd-hole eagle to hold off Aussie Stephanie Kyriacou
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1w ago
May the Force be with you. The iconic phrase from Star Wars ran through Ayaka Furue’s mind with four holes to play in the Amundi Evian Championship as the fan of the iconic American film franchise navigated a chaotic finish in France to deliver a Kessel-run-worthy finish of five-under over her final five holes. Here’s the prizemoney payout for each golfer at the 2024 Amundi Evian Championship Furue punctuated the charge with an eagle to close with a 65, finishing the championship at 19-under to seize a one-stroke victory over Australian rising star Stephanie Kyriacou for Furue’s first care ..read more
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Steph Kyriacou takes the lead into Evian Championship final round
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by US Golf Digest
1w ago
[PHOTO: Matthew Lewis] An extended Saturday in the Amundi Evian Championship, thanks to a suspension of the second round due to a lightning system, resulted in only one past major champion, Patty Tavatanakit, inside the top 10 going into the final round. World No.100 Stephanie Kyriacou holds a one-shot lead at 14-under over Lauren Coughlin and Ayaka Furue. After shooting 67 in the third round, Kyriacou, 23, will sleep on the first 54-hole LPGA lead of her career. The Sydneysider has two victories on the Ladies European Tour, including an eight-stroke win as an amateur at the 2020 Australian L ..read more
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Nadene Gole wins the R&A Women’s Senior Amateur Championship
Australian Golf Digest » Women in Golf
by Steve
1w ago
Reigning Australian Golf Digest Senior Player Of The Year Nadene Gole was crowned champion in the R&A Women’s Senior Amateur championships at Saunton Giolf Club, where two pieces of golf history were made. Gole became the first Australian to win the women’s championship, while men’s champion Todd White joined a select group as winners of the R&A Men’s Senior Amateur and US Senior Amateur. Both players had to put up strong fights to defy the respective 2023 champions. American White pipped defending champion Brent Paterson by a shot, while Gole defeated last year’s winner Jackie Foster ..read more
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Steph Kyriacou equal second as storms halt Evian Championship
Australian Golf Digest » Women in Golf
by Steve
1w ago
[PHOTO: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images] A long Saturday lies in wait at the Amundi Evian Championship, where Steph Kyriacou shares second place after storms hit the course on Friday and caused the second round to be suspended. With the afternoon wave on course, the predicted bad weather arrived at 4:23pm local time and forced players off Evian Resort Golf Club before play was abandoned just after 6pm. Kyriacou is one of four Australians still to complete her round, having pushed up the leaderboard. Trying to match the frantic pace set by Japanese leader Ayaka Furue, who sits 12-under through 13 h ..read more
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‘Boring’ golf puts Steph Kyriacou in contention at the Evian Championship
Australian Golf Digest » Women in Golf
by Steve
1w ago
[PHOTO: Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images] On a low scoring day full of birdies, eagles and holes-in-one, Steph Kyriacou got in on the act during a “boring” five-under round that has her two off the lead and heading the Australian contingent at the Amundi Evian Championship. Starting her day on the 10th hole, Kyriacou’s highlight of the day came early with a hole-out eagle at the par-4 12th hole that the Sydneysider admitted she didn’t see drop before celebrating with playing partner Anne Van Dam. Kyriacou’s first-round 66 saw her tied for 10th at day’s end on a congested leaderboard t ..read more
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Former amateur standout Ingrid Lindblad races to Evian co-lead (64) in first major start as a pro
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by US Golf Digest
1w ago
[PHOTO: Matthew Lewis] Ingrid Lindblad’s professional major debut could prove bountiful for Europe’s prospects of retaining the Solheim Cup for the fourth straight time. The world No.1 in the Women’s Amateur Golf Rankings for 53 weeks turned professional after the US Women’s Open in June. Lindblad earned a sponsor exemption into the Amundi Evian Championship thanks to winning the Annika Award, given to the top Division I college player in America. She opened with a bogey-free, seven-under 64 to sit tied for the lead in her first competitive round at the Evian Resort course in France. It’s ear ..read more
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Lydia Ko is feeding off fond memories at the Evian Championship
Australian Golf Digest » Women in Golf
by Steve
1w ago
The 2015 Evian champion, Lydia Ko is no stranger to the top echelon of golf. The Kiwi stunned the golf world by winning golf tournaments in her mid-teens and becoming the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No.1 in professional golf at 17 years, nine months and nine days of age. The New Zealand star spoke with us ahead of this week’s Amundi Evian Championship. The Amundi Evian Championship has become a reference point in the women’s game. Can you please tell us a bit about what this tournament means to you? Lydia Ko: The Amundi Evian Championship is where I have had my first major w ..read more
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Hannah Green is bracing for a Nelly Korda comeback at the Evian Championship
Australian Golf Digest » Women in Golf
by Steve
1w ago
Australia’s highest-ranked golfer, Hannah Green, expects Nelly Korda to break free of a dramatic form slump and be one of the players to beat at the Amundi Evian Championship in France, which begins today. The year’s fourth women’s major has taken on an additional level of intrigue as the world No.1 and six-time winner on the LPGA Tour this season tees it up on the back of three missed cuts and the highest score of her professional career. The top 25 players ranked in the Evian Championship Green, who finished second to Korda at the Mizuho Americas Open, played alongside Korda for the first ..read more
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Ahead of the next major, Nelly Korda’s dog bite is still mostly a mystery
Australian Golf Digest » Women in Golf
by US Golf Digest
1w ago
[PHOTO: Matthew Lewis] It’s clear that the case of the Nelly Korda dog bite will remain mostly a mystery after the world No.1 spoke at her press conference overnight (Australian time) ahead of the LPGA’s fourth major of the season, the Amundi Evian Championship in France. After Korda, a six-time winner this season, missed her third straight cut in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on June 21, she announced on social media her withdrawal from the Ladies European Tour’s Aramco Team Series event in London. She said it was because of a dog bite, but offered no other details. The top 25 players r ..read more
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Meet the new PGA Pro-Am Series power couple
Australian Golf Digest » Women in Golf
by Steve
1w ago
Call it a working holiday or the world’s longest honeymoon, but Darcy Boyd and Danni Vasquez have emerged as the new power couple of the adidas PGA Pro-Am Series. Married for eight months, Boyd and Vasquez have been prominent on pro-am circuit leaderboards throughout the Queensland swing, Vasquez the first woman to win a Pro-Am Series event in five years at Biloela last Saturday. A Bowen Pro-Am victory is among Boyd’s seven top-five finishes dating back to late May and makes him one of the leading contenders heading into the $60,000 Ian Weigh Toyota Rockhampton Pro-Am, starting today at Rockh ..read more
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