South Korean Jeongeun Lee6 fired an astonishing round of 61 (-10) on the second day of The Amundi Evian Championship.
Lee6, who is 26th on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, matched the lowest round ever recorded in a men’s or women’s Major tournament.
She said: “It was so amazing. I had a lot of birdie chances, and my putting was really good. At the turn I felt I could make more birdie chances on the other nine.”
The Korean star did exceptionally well on the par-4s at the Evian Resort Golf Club rolling in six birdies from the nine par-4 holes.
She began her second round on the back nine making birdies on 11, 12, 17 and 18 to make the turn in 32.
Lee6 finished her round in style with two more birdies on the first and fourth holes, before four consecutive birdies on hole six through nine.
“On the sixth I had three more holes to play with two of them being par-5s, so I thought I could make two more birdies. But I chipped in on the eighth which was very lucky,” she explained.
An error-free round with ten birdies put the 25-year-old in the lead by seven strokes at the halfway of the second day.
She added: “Major tournaments bring more pressure, and I am a little bit more nervous. The course condition is tough, so I’m going to focus on my swing rhythm and then not too much thinking on the course.”