Angela Stanford claims maiden major title at Evian Championship
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 16/09/18 4:18pm
Angela Stanford capitalised on a late error from Amy Olson to snatch a maiden major victory at the Evian Championship.
Stanford posted a three-under 68 at Evian Resort Golf Club to set the clubhouse target at 12 under, which was enough for a one-shot win when Olson double-bogeyed the final hole.
Olson finished tied-second alongside Austin Ernst, Mo Martin and Sei Young Kim, with Ryann O'Toole and Jeonguen Lee a further shot back.
"I really don't know what has just happened," Stanford said. "I am so happy. Sometimes things just catch you off guard. Just when you think you're done then this happens."
Starting five off the pace, Stanford made a fast start with birdies at the second and fourth before cancelling out a poor chip and blemish at the eighth with a tap-in birdie at the 10th.
Stanford followed an eagle at the 15th with a double-bogey at the next, with her hopes seemingly ended when she was unable to birdie the par-four last.
Olson had taken a two-shot lead into the final day and was still one ahead with one hole to play, only to take two shots to get out of the rough and three-putt from distance for a closing double-bogey and hand Stanford victory.
Georgia Hall slipped down the leaderboard during the final round and finished tied-16th after a three-over 74, with Charley Hull a further stroke back following a closing 70.