Evian Championship: Sung Hyun Park leads after first round

Park’s caddie is Northern Ireland’s Dave Jones
Evian Championship, first round (of three)
-8 S Park (Kor); -6 M Jutanugarn (Tha); -5 K Kirk (Aus), A Nordvist (Swe); -4 J Korda (US), I Kim (Kor), M Alex (US)
Selected others: -3 G Hall (Eng); -2 L Davies (Eng); -1 M Reid (Eng), B Law (Eng); +1 F Parker (Eng), J Ewart Shadoff (Eng) ;+4 C Hull (Eng); +7 C Matthew (Sco)
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South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park made the early pace with an eight-under 63 in the first of three rounds at a shortened Evian Championship.

The world number three was six over par after nine holes when Thursday’s first round was cancelled because of high wind and heavy rain.

But the 24-year-old made the most of her reprieve, ending Friday two shots clear of Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn.

England’s Georgia Hall was tied for eighth on three under.

American Jessica Korda and world number one Ryu So-yeon had shared the early lead on two under on Thursday before play was abandoned and their scores wiped.

Korda is four under in a share of fifth, while South Korean Ryu is well off the pace set by her compatriot at one under.

“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised,” Park told Golf Digest