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Sep 17th, 2018

Olson collapse sees Angela Stanford wins first major at Evian

Double at the last hands American the title

It was drama central at the Evian on Sunday as Angela Stanford shot a final round 68 to win her first major title after Amy Olson collapsed to a final hole double-bogey.

Olson needed a par four at the last to beat clubhouse leader Stanford... she made six...


Olson, 26, was tied for second in France with Austin Ernst, Mo Martin, and Kim Sei-young, while British Open champ Georgia Hall had a disappointing final round 74 to finish in a tie for 16th.

Stanford is the first American to win a major since Danielle Kang's success at the 2017 Women's PGA Championship.

"I did a bunch of stupid stuff, but deep down I'm a fighter, I'm a grinder, and I've always been that," said Stanford. "I'm grateful. And so happy for everybody at home, everybody that's cheered for me and never gave up on me."


Olson was philosophical about her final hole double:  "I was aggressive with my putt," she said, "a little too aggressive, obviously. It's disappointing to finish like that, but I had a great week. I have so many positive things to take away from it."


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