Jeongeun Lee6 recording a record equaling round of 61 – photo Ladies European Tour

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko finds herself in 4th place through 36 holes of the 4th of five majors in women’s golf in 2021, the Amundi Evian Championship, but she is six shots from the lead held by  South Korean Jeongeun Lee6.

Lee6 produced the equal lowest score in major championship golf of either gender when she matched the previous best set (61) also in this event in 2014 by Hyo-joo Kim

On a day of extremely low scoring on the layout on the banks of lake Geneva in Evian les Bains in the east of France, Ko’s round of 65 came after an opening bogey, playing her last 13 holes in 7 under par to be well enough placed heading into the weekend.

Ko’s previous record on a layout with significant elevations changes and quirky design is outstanding having recorded five top tens in seven starts including a win in 2015, one of the two major championship titles she owns.

Australia’s Sarah Kemp is also doing well in a share of 11th while Minjee Lee  is tied for 15th although ten shots from the leader who is three shots clear of the field.

Recent Ladies European Tour winner, Stephanie Kyriacou, added a second round of 69, two late birdies enough to see her make the cut by two.

Katherine Kirk and Su Oh both missed out on the final 36 holes.