|-15 J Lee6 (Kor); -12 P Anannarukarn (Tha); -12 A Jutanugarn (Tha); -9 L Kb (NZ); -9 Y Noh (United States); -8 Furue (Japanese)|
|Others selected: -3 C Hull (Eng); -2 K Jin-young (Kor); -1 N Korda (United States)|
Former US Open winner Jeongeun Lee6 has made giant strides towards a second major tournament with a record 61 round at the Evian Championship.
The 25-year-old South Korean made waves in the rest of the field with a performance of 10 below par.
His score of 127 on 36 holes broke Brooks Koepka’s record of 128 set at the PGA Championship in 2016.
“I tried to keep him on the fairway and keep him on the green and I focused on speed, and that’s it,” said Lee6, after finishing his run with four consecutive birdies.
Later, the Thai Ariya Jutanugarn broke free from the bogey, eagle the last, for a magnificent display of eight below par. Her best lap of 63 at Evian leaves her tied for second on 12 under the par ahead of the weekend’s final.
In Lee6’s previous round, Jutanugarn said, “The way she plays is amazing. I watched her play this morning and she did it all.”
Overnight co-leader of Thailand Pajaree Anannarukarn shot straight rounds of 65, also hitting an eagle on the 18th green, and now sits second with 12 under.
Inbee Park will have won all five of her career majors if she manages to fight her way to victory, and a magnificent second round ended at seven cents for the day and the tournament as a whole.
New Zealander Lydia Ko came back from a bogey first to hit seven birdies on the remaining 17 holes and is nine under par for the tournament, tied for third with American teenager Yealimi Noh.