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2015 Evian Championship

2015 Evian Championship
Tournament information
Dates10-13 September 2015
LocationÉvian-les-Bains, France
Course(s)Evian Resort Golf Club
Tour(s)Ladies European Tour
LPGA Tour
Statistics
Par71[1]
Length6,470 yards (5,920 m)[1]
Field120 players, 77 after cut
Cut147 (+5)
Prize fund$3,250,000
Winner's share$487,500
Champion
New Zealand Lydia Ko
268 (-16)
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Evian Resort Golf Club is located in France
Evian Resort Golf Club
Evian Resort Golf Club
Location in France

The 2015 Evian Championship was played 10-13 September at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France. It was the 22nd Evian Championship (the first 19 played as the Evian Masters), and the third as a major championship on the LPGA Tour. The event was televised by Golf Channel and NBC Sports in the United States and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. Lydia Ko won her first major championship, becoming the youngest major winner, at age 18, and shooting the lowest final round, 63, to win a major.

Field

The field for the tournament is set at 120, and most earn exemptions based on past performance on the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour, or with a high ranking in the Women's World Golf Rankings.

There are 12 exemption categories for the 2015 Evian Championship.[2][3]

1. The top 40 in the Women's World Golf Rankings, as of 4 August 2015

2. Active past champions

3. Winners of the 2015 majors (2015 ANA Inspiration, 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, 2015 U.S. Women's Open, 2015 Women's British Open)

  • All players already qualified in other categories.

4. LPGA Tour winners since 2014 Evian

5. Ladies European Tour (LET) winners since 2014 Evian

6. The top 5 on the LET Order of Merit, as of commitment date

7. Top 10 and ties from the 2014 Evian Championship

8. 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur champion

9. 2015 British Ladies Amateur champion

10. Evian invitations (four)

11. Evian pre-qualifiers (two)

12. LPGA Tour money list, as of commitment date

Past champions in the field

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Kim Hyo-joo  South Korea 2014 73 69 71 69 282 -2 T20
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 2013 75 72 72 67 286 +2 T34

Nationalities in the field

North America (39) South America (2) Europe (29) Oceania (7) Asia (40) Africa (3)
 Canada (2)  Colombia (1)  England (5)  Australia (6)  China (2)  South Africa (3)
 United States (37)  Paraguay (1)  Scotland (1)  New Zealand (1)  Japan (5)
 Ireland (1)  Malaysia (1)
 Czech Republic (1)  South Korea (22)
 Denmark (2)  Taiwan (5)
 France (6)  Thailand (5)
 Germany (2)
 Norway (1)
 Spain (5)
 Sweden (4)
  Switzerland (1)

Course

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 35 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 36 71
Yards 399 165 355 414 188 384 545 189 481 3,120 417 353 406 499 221 527 155 331 441 3,350 6,470
Metres 365 151 325 379 172 351 498 173 440 2,853 381 323 372 456 202 482 142 303 403 3,063 5,916

Source:[1]

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Second round

Friday, 11 September 2015

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Mi-hyang  South Korea 66-67=133 -9
2 Morgan Pressel  United States 69-65=134 -8
3 Nicole Broch Larsen  Denmark 68-67=135 -7
4 Shanshan Feng  China 68-68=136 -6
T5 In-Kyung Kim  South Korea 71-67=138 -4
Lydia Ko  New Zealand 69-69=138
Ilhee Lee  South Korea 71-67=138
Pornanong Phatlum  Thailand 67-71=138
Lexi Thompson  United States 66-72=138
Amy Yang  South Korea 72-66=138

Third round

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lee Mi-hyang  South Korea 66-67-70=203 -10
2 Lexi Thompson  United States 66-72-66=204 -9
T3 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 69-69-67=205 -8
Morgan Pressel  United States 69-65-71=205
T5 Shanshan Feng  China 68-68-70=206 -7
Nicole Broch Larsen  Denmark 68-67-71=206
Amy Yang  South Korea 72-66-68=206
T8 Ji Eun-hee  South Korea 67-73-67=207 -6
Ilhee Lee  South Korea 71-67-69=207
T10 Minjee Lee  Australia 68-72-68=208 -5
Lee-Anne Pace  South Africa 71-72-65=208

Final round

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Lydia Ko birdied five holes on the back-nine and shot a round of 63 for a six-shot win over Lexi Thompson and her first career major championship. With the win Ko became the youngest winner of a LPGA major, and the youngest major champion in golf since Young Tom Morris won the 1868 Open Championship.[4] Her closing round of 63 was a record lowest final round in the history of women's golf majors.[5]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 69-69-67-63=268 -16 487,500
2 Lexi Thompson  United States 66-72-66-70=274 -10 298,698
3 Shanshan Feng  China 68-68-70-70=276 -8 216,684
T4 Ilhee Lee  South Korea 71-67-69-70=277 -7 151,270
Mi Hyang Lee  South Korea 66-67-70-74=277
T6 Alison Lee  United States 70-70-72-66=278 -6 101,392
Lee-Anne Pace  South Africa 71-72-65-70=278
T8 Eun-Hee Ji  South Korea 67-73-67-72=279 -5 73,319
Inbee Park  South Korea 72-69-70-68=279
Amy Yang  South Korea 72-66-68-73=279

Scorecard

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4
New Zealand Ko -8 -8 -9 -9 -9 -9 -10 -10 -11 -11 -12 -13 -13 -13 -14 -14 -15 -16
United States Thompson -9 -10 -10 -10 -11 -12 -13 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10
China Feng -7 -7 -6 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -5 -6 -6 -7 -8
South Korea I. Lee -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -8 -7 -8 -8 -9 -7
South Korea M.H. Lee -10 -10 -8 -8 -8 -9 -9 -8 -7 -7 -7 -7 -8 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[6]

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

References

  1. ^ a b c "The Evian Championship - Course". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "2015 Evian Championship - Press Kit" (PDF). Evian Championship. May 2015. p. 5.
  3. ^ "2015 Evian Championship - Players". Evian Championship. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Lydia Ko wins Evian Championship to become youngest major champion". ESPN. 13 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Lowest rounds in women's major championship history". Golf News Net. 13 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Evian Championship leaderboard".

External links

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