Golf: Record-breaking Chun In Gee heads Korean lock-out in Evian

South Korean golfer Chun In Gee celebrating during the Evian Championship on Sept 17, 2016.
South Korean golfer Chun In Gee celebrating during the Evian Championship on Sept 17, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Evian, France (AFP) - South Korea's Chun In Gee claimed her second Major title in record style with a final round 69 at the Evian Championship on Sunday.

The 22-year-old led from start to finish and her 21-under 263 total was two lower than the women's Major record. And it was one better than the men's record set by Jason Day at last year's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and then equalled by Henrik Stenson at this year's Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Chun won by four shots from another two South Koreans, Ryu So Yeon (66) and Park Sung Hyun (69).

Winner of last year's US Women's Open, Chun emulates her legendary compatriot, Pak Se Ri, in claiming Major titles for her first two wins on the LPGA Tour.

World No 1 Lydia Ko, the defending champion, finished with a 73 and was just outside the top 40 on two-over par.

Chun is the second South Korean to win the Evian title since it became a Major three years ago. Kim Hyo Joo was the 2014 champion.