Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

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Park leads in Evian

Sung Hyun Park took full advantage of a fresh start to the Evian Championship on Friday, firing an 8-under 63 to lead the rescheduled first round by three shots in Evian-les-Bains, France.

That meant a 14-shot turnaround for the No. 3-ranked Park, who had been 6 over through five holes in the rain and wind on Thursday morning. Play was abandoned and all scores wiped from the record, leaving the fifth and final women's major as a 54-hole event.

The South Korean regrouped and had seven birdies and an eagle to lead by three over Australia's Katherine Kirk (66).

Tied for third four strokes back were Jessica Korda of the United States and Women's British Open winner In-Kyung Kim.

Park, the U.S. Women's Open champion, played in a stellar group with top-ranked So Yeon Ryu (75), her fellow South Korean, and No. …

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