40-year-old American Angela Stanford has won the LPGA’s final major championship, The Evian Championship, in France for her sixth career win and first career major championship. Stanford had a roller coaster four-hole stretch from 15-18, going eagle, double-bogey, birdie and par to finish at 12-under par for the tournament, one stroke ahead of a group of four players tied for second.
Stanford, a 2001 LPGA rookie, won her first major in her 436th career LPGA start. She is now a six-time LPGA winner with 206 starts between her last win at the 2012 HSBC Women’s Champions and this week.
When Stanford’s win was sealed, she said, “I have no idea what just happened. I’m grateful. And so happy for everybody at home, everybody that’s all cheered for me and never gave up on me. I mean, God is funny. He catches you off guard just when you think that maybe you’re done. It’s amazing.”
American’s Amy Olson, Mo Martin, Austin Ernst and the Republic of Korea’s Sei Young Kim finished one stroke back of Stanford at 11-under par.