Overview of 2016 Evian Championship
South Korea’s Chun In Gee made history by setting a new all-time Major record at 21-under-par 263 for 72 holes in the fourth edition of the Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club. With a two-under 69 on Sunday, Chun bettered the all-time scoring record of 20-under-par set by Jason Day at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, which was matched by Henrik Stenson in The Open Championship at Royal Troon. With a four stroke victory over fellow South Koreans Ryu So Yeon (66) and Park Sun Hyun (69), Chun earned her second Major title following the 2015 US Women’s Open. She had previously earned nine wins of the Korean LPGA and two more on the LPGA of Japan tour. The 22-year-old from Seoul said: “I just cannot believe I won the Evian Championship. I made 21-under-par. I’m not dreaming, right?” With rounds of 63, 66, 65 and 69, Chun went wire to wire to earn the trophy along with a first prize of US$487,500.
About the Evian Championship
The fifth and final major of 2016 and the only Major to be played in continental Europe, the Evian Championship is a favourite stop for players and fans alike. As well as the world class golf on the remodelled Evian Resort Golf Course, there is a vast range of extra-curricular activities, such as the annual charity football match for the ELA, which traditionally takes place at the Stade Camille Fournier after the first round. English duo Melissa Reid and Hannah Burke were amongst the players and caddies who showed off their skills on the pitch in 2015 and Dame Laura Davies can often be found in goal.