EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France -- South Korea's Jin Young Ko took advantage of a triple bogey by third-round leader Hyo Joo Kim on the 14th hole to win the Evian Championship Sunday, July 28.
Ko finished with five birdies and just one bogey as she shot 4-under 67 to win by two strokes at 15 under. Ko is expected to rise from No. 2 to the top spot in the Rolex rankings with the victory.
It's her fifth career victory and third this season. She won the ANA Inspiration in April for her first major title.
"I thought last night ... if I play really good I can win. So I will try to focus on my game," Ko said. "I never saw other players' shots or scores."
American Jennifer Kupcho shot a Sunday-best 5-under 66 to finish in a tie for second with Kim and China's Shanshan Feng, who shot 3-under 68 for the second straight round.
"I definitely played really well this week, and it's exciting to see that I can compete where my game is right now," Kupcho said. "Excited for the rest of the season."
Kim, also from South Korea, shot a 6-under 65 in Saturday's third round to put her at 15-under for the tournament, finishing with four birdies over the final six holes. But she struggled on Sunday, alternating bogeys and birdies to stay at even par until she self-destructed on the par 3 14th.
Kim, who won the event in 2014 in her first appearance in a major, managed a birdie on the final hole to join the three-way tie for second.
"It was a really difficult round," Kim said. "There were a lot of things that didn't work out today, so that's disappointing."
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand eagled the 18th hole to finish in fifth place at 11 under. She followed up Saturday's 7-under 64 with a round of 68.
Sung Hyun Park, who started the round in the final grouping just one stroke off the lead, bogeyed three of the first five holes on her way to a 4-over 75. A bogey on 18 left her in a tie for sixth with Moriya Jutanugarn, who celebrated her 25th birthday with a 68.
Sweden's Caroline Hedwall, who entered the day in seventh at 9-under, shot a 5-over 76 and wound up in a five-way tie for 17th.
The Evian Championship, which was celebrating its 25th anniversary and seventh year as an LPGA major, is the fourth of five women's major championships.