Sep 19, 2016

    Chun in line for lowest winning score in major


    CHUN In Gee of South

    Korea edged closer to a

    second major title, and

    a slice of golfing history,

    when she extended her lead

    to four shots at the Evian

    Championship in France

    on Saturday.

    She shot a third-round

    65 to finish 19-under,

    thanks largely to a strong

    back nine with three birdies

    and an eagle.

    Her compatriot Park Sung Hyun lay second before yesterday's final day.

    China's Feng Shanshan

    is third at 13-under while South Korea's Ryu So Yeon is fourth at 12-under.

    Victory on Sunday could also see Chun break the record for the lowest winning score in a major championship by either

    a male or female.

    The record for the women is 19-under,

    posted on four occasions.

    The men's mark is 20-under, set by Jason Day at the 2015 PGA Championship and Henrik Stenson at the 2016 Open Championship.

    Chun's third-round total of 194 broke the 54-hole scoring record (199 set by Annika Sorenstam at the 2004 LPGA Championship)

    Chun is also looking to emulate Pak Se Ri by winning her first two

    LPGA titles at major championships.