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Lydia Ko becomes youngest-ever Major winner at the Evian
Lydia Ko became the youngest winner and shot the lowest final round in a Major thanks to a closing 63 at the Evian Championship in France.
Ko beat Lexi Thompson, the previous youngest winner, by six shots.
She started the final day two behind and was further behind after a hat-trick of birdies by the American from the 5th.
She was level by the 11th and four birdies coming home, and a Thompson double at the 14th, finished the contest. Ko then signed off with a birdie at the 18th, a hole she had bogeyed the first three days.
“Just to shoot 8-under on any day is a pretty solid round,” Ko said.
"I had the same under par as the last three days and today. It was kind of like a whole three days’ worth of work today.
"Shooting 8-under is great, but not to make any bogeys, I think that’s a bigger thing because it meant that when I was in trouble I kind of got myself out of it, and when I had the opportunities, I was able to grab it.”