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In Gee Chun goes wire to wire at Evian Championship

Chun now a multiple major winner (Photo: Ladies European Tour )
In Gee Chun has won two events on the LPGA Tour and it just so happens that both have been major championships.

Today the 22 year old Korean completed a wire to wire victory at the Evian Championship in Evian les Bains in France, winning by four shots over fellow Koreans So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Park.

The victory adds to her win at the 2015 US Women’s Open and her multiple victories on the Korean LPGA Tour but this week it was the manner of her victory that so impressed.

From her opening round of 63, Chun never really gave any other player a look in and today on a wet and gloomy day in the beautiful surrounds of the French resort, she began solidly and kept any potential threat at bay with a final round of 69.

While the four shot margin indicates she was able to enjoy the moment she indicated afterwards that she was very nervous playing the final hole.

"I was so nervous after the third shot. My caddie, David Jones, told me, In Gee, try and enjoy your walking, and then he said, you can try to make a par. If you make the par, I buy the dinner.

Chun had overcome injury earlier in the year which prevented her form playing near her best.  "After the injury I was going through the negative -- I just fell into the negative loophole and I couldn't get out, and my passion was very high, but my body was not working that way.

"Due to all the fan support and fans' also criticism about that issue, too much criticism of it, I just couldn't even think about my injury at all because it's just going to flare up more and more. So I just had to keep it quiet inside, but I had to go through all those hard times, not being able to mention anything about my injury and my hurt and pain.

"But at the same time all the Korean media and the people were expecting me to play very well, but I couldn't meet their expectations at all. So that was the toughest part for me."

China’s Shanshang Feng, who finished 3rd in this event last year finished 4th this year.

World number two, Ariya Jutanugarn, recovered from a slow start to the week to finish in a share of 9th while defending champion Lydia Ko and world number one perhaps surprisingly finished 45th.

The leading Australian was Sarah Jane Smith who finished 30th, Su Oh was 61st and Minjee Lee 67th.

The LPGA now has a one week break before six consecutive events in Asia beginning in Beijing on September 29th.      

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