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Sung Hyun Park two clear of Moriya Jutanugarn at Evian Championship

Sung Hyun Park two clear of Moriya Jutanugarn at Evian Championship

Rain and strong winds on Thursday saw scores voided and the tournament reduced to 54 holes at the Evian Resort Golf Club, with conditions far friendly for Friday's action.

Because while Park was making the most of her good luck, players such as world No 1 So Yeon Ryu was doing the reverse.

Earlier this season she won for the first time in seven years but in six starts since she has been no better than 42nd. "It was fun, and it's great to see the fans kind of join us as we went through to the first hole".

The U.S. Women's Open champion mixed seven birdies with an eagle and bogey for an eight-under-par 63 to take a two-shot lead over Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn in Evian-les-Bains.

Korda's frustration after seeing Sung Hyun Park's reversal and Katherine Kirk's comeback from a five-over Thursday start after a nasty run in with a hazard on No. 9 was clear.

That meant a 14-shot turnaround in fortunes for the No. 3-ranked South Korean. She was 6 over through five holes in wind and rain Thursday when play was scrubbed.

Park admitted that the Tour decision had represented a good break - "I guess it was for me, yes", said the 23-year-old who won her first major, the US Open, in July.

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"I forgot about yesterday and just focused on my play today", Park said through a translator, acknowledging she was "surprised" that the LPGA Tour scrapped day one scores.

"I was obviously hoping that it was going to be short, but it definitely has been a little bit of a process, longer than expected", Nordqvist said of her recovery. Jessica Korda of the United States and Women's British Open victor In-Kyung Kim were a further shot back on 4 under.

With the prestigious event now being contested over 54 holes, the cut will take place after today's second round.

Ryu suffered a six-shot swing having been 2 under and sharing the lead with Korda on Thursday when play stopped.

Jutanugarn and Nordqvist were in the late-starting groups and never had to endure the 45 miles per hour (70 kph) gusts and driving rain one day earlier. The seven-time victor fought through for a T-7 at the British Open, went 3-0-1 at the Solheim Cup but missed the cut last week at the Indy Women in Tech Championship.

Park finished runner-up to compatriot Chun In-Gee at last year's Evian Championship.

Park rolled in from six feet to birdie the second but bogeyed the fourth after finding rough off the tee, only to bounce back by picking up a shot at the seventh and adding a two-putt gain at the ninth.


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