Suzann Pettersen wins her 2nd major tournament
Suzann Pettersen of Norway beat 16-year-old amateur Lydia Ko by two shots to win the Evian Championship and clinch the second major title of her career.
The Associated Press
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – In the first women’s major played in Europe, Suzann Pettersen beat 16-year-old amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship on Sunday and clinch the second major title of her career.
The Norwegian rolled in a par putt to win and soon was surrounded by friends spraying her with champagne on the green. Her previous major victory was in the LPGA Championship in 2007.
Pettersen shot a 3-under 68 to finish at 10-under 203 after the tournament was reduced to three rounds because Thursday’s play was rained out.
Pettersen, 32, earned $487,500 for the victory.
“I don’t know if it’s quite sunk in yet that I’ve won another major. It’s been awhile, but I’m pretty lucky to say that I’ve won two,” she said. “Hopefully, this is just the start.”
American Lexi Thompson (68) was third at 6 under.
Ex-Washington Huskies player Paige Mackenzie (73) of Yakima tied for 57th place at 6 over.
BMW to resume Monday
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Jim Furyk will have to wait one more day to try to end three years without a PGA Tour victory.
The final round of the BMW Championship was suspended Sunday because of steady rain that left too much water on Conway Farms. Furyk, who has a one-shot lead over second-place Steve Stricker, was still about two hours from teeing off.
Ryan Moore of Puyallup is tied for sixth place.
Golf Channel’s TV coverage will begin at 7 a.m. PDT Monday.
It will be the fourth time this year a PGA Tour event had to go an extra day.