FranceKorean golfer Lee6 hit the ceiling of the 18-hole record of major men and women with 61 strokes in the second round of the Evian Championship on July 23.

Lee6 entered the game from the 10th hole, went all round without bogey and scored 10 birdies, including the chip from the rough on hole 8, par3.

Lee6 chip ball scored a birdie from the rough

After the ninth birdie, Lee6 has only 57 strokes through 17 holes. On hole 9, she was 105 yards from target on the second shot. With a 50-degree wedge, the US Women’s Open 2019 champion entered the green and then got a birdie to close the match from a 4.8-meter putt.

The whole match 61 strokes on par71, she reached 253 yards at two points recorded the average distance of the first hole, hit 10 of the 13 fairways, went to the green according to the standard 15 holes, only 23 putts.

Kim Hyo Joo set a record for the number of strokes in a major round when winning the Evian Championship 2014. Yesterday, Lee6 caught up with fellow Koreans and broke another record of 36 major holes in both sexes – 127 strokes. In this category, the previous record-holders Lee6 include Brooks Koepka – with 128 strokes in the PGA Championship, and Chun In Gee at Evian five years ago, 129 strokes with Louis Oosthuizen at The Open on July 16.

After the second round of Evian 2021, Lee6 monopolized the top of the table at -15, three strokes away from Ariya Jutanugarn and Pajaree Anannarukarn. After the Thai duo are seven players within five strokes, of which the closest T4 (point -9) includes former world number one Lydia Ko and Yealimi Noh.

Lee6 is leading through two major rounds of Evian Championship.

Lee6 is leading through two major rounds of Evian Championship.

After two rounds, the award recorded the world’s top 2 (Rolex Rankings) – including number one Nelly Korda and number two Ko Jin Young both at T40 (-1),

International women’s professional golf reached five majors when the Evian Championship – an event founded in 1994 – was upgraded from 2013, alongside the ANA Inspiration, US Women’s Open, Women’s PGA Championship. After the appearance of the fifth major, the LPGA Tour has not yet recorded a player reaching the grand slam milestone – carrying a set of prestigious events. Currently, only Inbee Park from Korea can achieve this rare achievement. Park is at T7, eight strokes from Lee6.

The Evian Championship host ground belongs to the resort of the same name on Lake Geneva, near the French-Swiss border. The bonus fund is at 4.5 million USD.

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