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Stanford wins at Evian for maiden major title

September 16, 2018 (Reuters) – American Angela Stanford claimed her maiden major title at the Evian Championship on Sunday by one shot after compatriot and long-time leader Amy Olson made a double-bogey on the final hole. The 40-year-old Stanford carded a three-under-par 68 in the final round at Evian-les-Bains in France to finish with a 12-under total of 272 for the tournament. Olson, who had maintained a firm grip on the lead for majority of the weekend, missed a six-foot putt for bogey on the 18th to force a playoff. The 26-year-old signed for a 74 to slip into a four-way tie for second spot alongside fellow Americans Austin Ernst and Mo Martin and Kim Sei-young of South Korea. “I was aggressive with my putt – a little too aggressive obviously,” said Olson, whose previous best finish in an LPGA event was tied for seventh in 2014. “Obviously it’s really — it’s disappointing to finish like that, but I had a great week. I have so many positive things to take away from it. “I’m very pleased. This is my best finish I believe in a major, so that’s always a positive.” Stanford ended her long wait for a major…

Source: One America News | Stanford wins at Evian for maiden major title

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