Aussies fight through soaked Evian Sunday

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Hannah Green on Sunday at the Evian Championship 2019.

In the first women's major since Hannah Green's historic week in Hazeltine, it is back to reality, as the Australian attack on the Evian championship did not come from third gear.

But grim Sunday ends from Katherine Kirk, Hannah Green, Su Oh and Sarah Kemp they have ready to continue to the last major of the year next week in Woburn.

Kirk, Green and Oh were three of only 29 players who, in the ugly conditions on Sunday in Evian, on a golf course, softened – and then extended – by significant night rain.

It was Jin Young Ko who came out as the winner of the all-Korean final group on Sunday, the 2018 Women & # 39; s Australian Open champion who shoots a 4-under 67 to win with two at 15-under.

Rookie pro Jennifer Kupcho, who won the inaugural Augusta National Women & # 39; s Amateur in April, roared home with his own 66 to finish T2 alongside the Chinese Shanshan Feng.

After completing the T3 and T10 here for the past two years, Queensland & Kirk added a T30 result to her Evian CV with a Sunday 1-under-70.

A double bogey on the fourth par-4 was made worse by a bogey at the end after a loud spectator was distracted during her backswing.

But five birdies for the day and a combination of 22 of 26 fairways hit during the weekend are encouraging signs for the triple LPGA Tour winner on their way to the AIG Women & # 39; s British Open at a tree-lined Woburn.

"It's pretty close by, there are many positive things that I can take away," Kirk said.

"Everything is going in the right direction."

Not that she needed it, but the heroism of her countryman Green in Hazeltine last month gave Kirk – and the entire Australian contingent – a little motivation at the biggest events of the game.

"I was clearly super happy for her," Kirk said.

"My husband and I watched, shouted at the ball on the TV.

“It inspires you from an Australian perspective. We can do great things when preparation and opportunity meet. "

After a reduction in the number, a solid weekend helped Green return to a form after a month away from the tour.

She supported yesterday's 69 with a 1-under 70 on Sunday and lifted her together with Kirk in 30th to 1-under for the week.

After hitting only 12 fairways in the first two days, Green hit 23 of 26 this weekend

For most of the Sunday, Green was looking forward to a top 20 finish before scoring her third double bogey of the week on the 7th par-5.

But Green brought in the par-3 8th for the third time this week to end in a high and ensure that she would end up in the red numbers.

The Western Australian is not leaving Evian with more big silverware in the suitcase, but her debut as a great champion is in the books and she can now concentrate on Woburn next week.

Also starting on the back nine, Victorian Su Oh played the first nine in even-par after finding the par-5 18h green in two led to birdie.

It was an end for pedestrians to a frustratingly consistent week for the 23-year-old, Oh carded nine straight pars to sign for a second straight 71.

The T44 result is the highest finish of Oh in a major since last year's Women & Open.

And Sarah Kemp brilliantly bounced back from a deflating third round 78, the Sydneysider anything but matching countrywoman Oh & # 39; s Sunday effort – if not for a bogey late in peace.

Kemp also made the turn in even-par before rolling home with a string pars, the 33-year-old who made only a second bogey of the day on her penultimate hole.

Kemp finished 7-for before the tournament after rounds of 72, 69, 78 and today 72.

The good news is that she will cash her first check of four major starts in 2019, with the possibility of gaining more ground next week on the seasonal money list of the LPGA Tour in England.

Minjee Lee, who missed the cut of two in Evian, will meet Green, Kirk, Oh and Kemp next week in the field alongside another well-known Australian face, seven-time great champion Karrie Webb.

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