In France Jeongeun Lee6 consolidates his leadership and approaches the second Grand Slam title of his career. At the Evian Resort Golf Club (par 71) in Evian les Bains the South Korean with a partial of 68 (-3) out of a total of 195 (66 61 68, -18), one lap from the end of the Evian Championship – fourth Major 2021 of women’s golf – has a five-stroke advantage over American Yealimi Noh, second with 200 (-13). While the third position with 201 (-12) the New Zealander Lydia Ko (already winner of the competition in 2015) and the Thai Pajaree Anannarukarn.
Jeongeun Lee6, results
No chance of victory for Nelly Korda (world queen), 32 / a with 210 (-3). Misstep for Jin Young Ko (outgoing champion, won the title in 2019, in 2020 the tournament was canceled for Covid), slipped from 40 / a to 74 / a position with 217 (+4). Jeongeun Lee6, a 25-year-old South Korean who owes her number on her surname to the numerous cases of her homonymy in her country, after winning the US Open in 2019 follows her second major in career. In his palmares also 6 titles won on the home circuit, the LPGA of Korea Tour, and an exploit on the Thailand Golf Tour. In the second round he equaled the best set ever in a Grand Slam event, also signing the score record in a Major, male or female, after 36 holes. After a good “moving day” the South Korean is now one step away from the company.
Now it’s official, Francesco Molinari misses the Tokyo Olympics. A consultation with his doctor has dispelled all doubts: the Turinese golfer will not be able to recover in time – for the men’s individual competition scheduled from 29 July to 1 August at the Kasumigaseki Country Club – from a back injury that has tormented him from time and that had already forced him to skip, among other appointments, the PGA Championship, second Major of 2021. Renato Paratore is ready in his place.
“I’m trying to find the right words, but I can’t find them. I have a back problem that has held me back for most of the season and which now unfortunately prevents me from representing my country in the most important sporting event in the world. For all Italian athletes hoping to be able to participate in the Olympics in the future “. Thus, on twitter, Francesco Molinari motivated the choice of him. Difficult, for an athlete who had already decided to forfeit the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 for other reasons (the Zika virus). And that after the worldwide triumphs of 2018 (his record year), he hasn’t found success since March 2019 (Arnold Palmer Invitational, PGA Tour).
Nothing to do, not even this time. The Piedmontese will not fly to Japan where Italy will be represented by Guido Migliozzi, Giulia Molinaro, Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso and, probably (the official green light of the International Golf Federation is expected, after the request of the Italia Team), by Renato Paratore. That after winning a gold medal (in the individual competition) and a bronze medal (in tandem with Virginia Elena Carta) at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (China), is preparing to fly to Tokyo to chase a great result alongside of many world leaders.