Evian Championship: Suzann Pettersen wins by two to earn second major title
Norway's Suzann Pettersen held off teenager Lydia Ko by two shots to win the Evian Championship on Sunday.
Last Updated: 20/09/13 9:12am
The tournament in France - which counts as the fifth and final major on the women's calendar for the first time this year - was reduced to a 54-hole event after torrential rain wiped out the first day.
Pettersen had started the final round one stroke behind overnight leader, Mika Miyazato of Japan, but a three-under-par 68 proved good enough in blustery conditions as she finished clear of the field on 10-under.
Ko, who was level with Pettersen after 36 holes, had to settle for 70 which meant she missed out the chance to become the youngest-ever major champion.
Lexi Thompson of America matched the 68 of Pettersen to claim third place on her own at six-under, while South Koreans Ryu So-Yeon and Se-Ri Pak shared fourth a stroke further back.
Having started at the top of the leaderboard, Mizayato endured a nightmare day with five bogeys, a double and a triple in an eight-over-par round of 79 that saw her plummet down into a tie for 19th.
But it was all smiles for Pettersen, 32, who tasted major success for the second time after a six-year wait having won the LPGA Championship in 2007.