Golf – Evian Championship: Valenzuela brilliant 11th after 3 rounds

Albane Valenzuela is in a position to sign the greatest feat in the history of Swiss golf. The Genevan achieved a sumptuous third round in the Evian Championship, one of the 5 major tournaments on the women’s circuit, to reach 11th place. She is only three strokes from the podium.

“Only” 30th on Friday evening at mid-tournament, Albane Valenzuela returned the best card of the day (64, or -7) to post a total of -10 before the last round scheduled for Sunday. She had 8 birdies, including 7 on the first 12 holes, for a single bogey on No. 14.

I played very, very well. However, I don’t feel like I played differently from other days.“, explained the 24-year-old Genevan. “I remained patient, while managing to take a lot of pleasure. And I managed not to think about the bulletin board“, she pointed out.

Albane Valenzuela could have done even better. She thus benefited from a putt for birdie on hole 14, on which she therefore finally committed a bogey. And on No. 18, she missed the birdie by a few centimeters, after having nevertheless found herself in the bunker.


Just behind Nelly Korda

With a total of -10, Albane Valenzuela is 7 strokes behind the Canadian leader Brooke Henderson but only 3 on the provisional 3rd place. The 122nd player in the world is also one length behind the South Korean Jin Young Ko and the American Nelly Korda, respectively No. 1 and 3 in the hierarchy.

Métraux in the by Saturday

Second Swiss in the running this week in Evian-les-Bains, Morgane Métraux was more discreet on this 3rd round. The Vaudoise, 42nd Friday evening, was satisfied with a course in par (71) with 4 birdies, 2 bogeys and a double bogey. She ranks 51st, with a total of -2.

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