Sep 15th, 2018
Lexi Thompson misses the cut at the Evian Championship
With a fluffed chip on the 18th
Lexi Thompson crashed out of the Evian Championship on Friday, after making a complete mess of a chip on the 18th, when her ball hardly moved at all.
Swinging her club in disgust at her error at such a crucial moment, Thompson was in tears as she walked back to join her caddy.
She holed out for a bogey to close with a 4-over 75, and with it missed her first cut in a major since the 2013 Ricoh Women’s British Open.
Lexi did not play in this year’s British Open, as she needed a break from the game after an emotionally draining year.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rican tour rookie Maria Torres has a share of a four-way lead after two rounds.
Torres shot a 2-under 69 and was joined at the top of the leaderboard by American’s Amy Olson (65) and Mo Martin (66) and Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee (66), all with an 8-under-par 134 total.
British Open champion Georgia Hall posted a second successive three-under 68 to sit two shots off the lead at the halfway stage of the Evian Masters.
Hall, starting on the back nine, bogeyed the 12th hole but recovered with two birdies on each nine to earn a share of sixth place.
"My long game was really good today," she said. "I just couldn't really hole that many putts so that was a little bit frustrating. But I holed some good ones as well so I'm happy."