EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – South Korean golfer Jeongeun Lee6 tied the men’s and women’s records in the lowest round when she set a 10-under-par record at the Evian Championship on Friday.
Her score of 127 out of 36 holes is also the lowest total in men’s or women’s major tournament history, beating Brooks Koepka’s 128 at the 2019 PGA Championship.
Lee6 had the club lead at 15 under after his 10 birdies in the second round.
“I had a lot of birdie chances,” she said after her bogey-less lap. “I could play easily. My putting was really, really good.”
Compatriot Hyo Joo Kim set the first major record at the Evian Resort on the shores of Lake Geneva in 2014.
Lee6 had four consecutive birdies on numbers 6-9, including a chip from the greenside rough on number 8.
“I try to keep him on the fairway and keep him on the green,” said Lee6. “I focused on speed. That’s it.”
Caddy David Buhai had an easy day because he just let her go.
“Every putt felt like it was going in. It was amazing. Not a single nerf. The speed was just perfect,” he said. “I had the best seat in the house, and I just kept my mouth shut. I wasn’t getting involved because she was so focused.”
Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn and American teenager Yealimi Noh shared the top spot overnight after posting 6 people under 65 on Thursday.