Stanford wins first major as Olson squanders lead on final hole

Angela Stanford

Evian Championship final-round leaderboard
-12 A Stanford (US); -11 A Ernst (US), M Martin (US), Kim SE (Kor); -10 R O’Toole (US), Lee JE (Kor)
Selected others: -6 G Hall (Eng); -5 C Hull (Eng); +6 B Law (Eng)

American Angela Stanford won her first major title with a dramatic victory at the Evian Championship as compatriot Amy Olson double-bogeyed the last.

Olson was a shot clear of clubhouse leader Stanford going down the par-four 18th, but finished with a six.

That meant a three-under-par 68 on the final day brought victory for 40-year-old Stanford, who finished on 12 under.

Olson, 26, finished tied for second in France with Austin Ernst, Mo Martin and Kim Sei-young.

England’s Georgia Hall was tied for 16th after a three-over 74 left the British Open champion six under for the final major of the season.

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