Hyo Joo Kim Wins 2014 Evian Championship; Michelle Wie Wins 2014 Rolex Annika Major Award

Hyo Joo Kim (click to enlarge)

It’s not every day that a 19-year old non-member of the the LPGA faces down a Hall of Fame legend and emerges triumphant. But that’s exactly what happened at the 2014 Evian Championship as South Korean teen phenom Hyo Joo Kim stood firmly in the face of a late push from Karrie Webb. Kim started this tournament with a record 10-under 61 (par is 71 here) in the first round. But two straight 1-over 72 rounds let the field back into it. Hyo Joo lost the 36-hole lead to Brittany Lincicome before a third round 77 doomed the American. Kim regained the lead at 8-under overall after 54-holes, one shot ahead of Webb. Like the great champion that she is, Karrie turned up the heat Sunday on the back 9. She birdied 15 to catch Kim at 11-under. On 16, Hyo Joo missed a par putt from the fringe and had to settle for bogey. Suddenly, with only two holes left, Karrie Webb had snatched the lead from the 19-year old. It reminded me of 2011 when Karrie chased down and passed Chie Arimura, at that time a non-member, to win the HSBC Women’s Champions. But on this day, Hyo Joo Kim wasn’t done. On the par 4 18th, Karrie knocked her third shot from the rough around the green to 12 feet past the hole.  Kim nailed her birdie putt from nearly the same distance to tie Webb at 11-under. It was a putt that showed nerves of steel, truly a shot worthy of a Major championship. Karrie needed to make the comeback 12 footer to force a playoff. She missed. And with that, we have a new Major champion with her first ever LPGA win as a non-member. She’s automatically going to receive membership now. Welcome aboard, Hyo Joo Kim!

Michelle Wie and Annika Sorenstam (click to enlarge)

Despite having to withdraw from Evian with a lingering injury, Michelle Wie was still awarded the first annual Rolex Annika Major Award. This is presented to the player who has the best cumulative finishes in Majors. To be considered, you needed to win at least one Major, which Michelle did this year at the US Women’s Open. She also finished 2nd at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. The final three Majors (Cut, DNP, WD) were not highlights for Michelle as her untimely injury interrupted what was shaping up to be a fantastic year. It’s still a fantastic year, really. She can’t help that she was injured.

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1 HYO JOO KIM (-11)

2 KARRIE WEBB (-10)

T3 MI JUNG HUR (-9)

T3 HA NA JANG (-9)

5 NA YEON CHOI (-8)

MICHELLE WIE (Rolex Annika Major Award and Awards Dinner)

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Total Strokes Purse
1 Hyo-Joo Kim 61 72 72 68 -3 -11 273 $487,500
2 Karrie Webb 65 71 70 68 -3 -10 274 $303,188
T3 Ha Na Jang 70 71 68 66 -5 -9 275 $195,042
T3 M.J. Hur 66 69 72 68 -3 -9 275 $195,042
5 Na Yeon Choi 70 72 67 67 -4 -8 276 $136,946
6 Suzann Pettersen 67 69 74 67 -4 -7 277 $112,046
7 Paula Creamer 69 71 72 66 -5 -6 278 $93,787
T8 Brittany Lincicome 67 65 77 71 E -4 280 $78,018
T8 Lydia Ko 69 68 72 71 E -4 280 $78,018
T10 Shanshan Feng 70 70 73 69 -2 -2 282 $56,880
T10 Moriya Jutanugarn 69 68 75 70 -1 -2 282 $56,880
T10 Lexi Thompson 70 70 71 71 E -2 282 $56,880
T10 Inbee Park 69 72 69 72 +1 -2 282 $56,880
T10 Mariajo Uribe 68 70 70 74 +3 -2 282 $56,880
T10 Anna Nordqvist 71 67 70 74 +3 -2 282 $56,880
T16 Lizette Salas 69 75 71 68 -3 -1 283 $42,329
T16 Ji Young Oh 73 71 71 68 -3 -1 283 $42,329
T16 Minjee Lee 72 67 73 71 E -1 283 $42,329
T16 Stacy Lewis 70 67 73 73 +2 -1 283 $42,329
T20 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 72 72 74 66 -5 E 284 $36,850
T20 Jenny Shin 71 76 69 68 -3 E 284 $36,850
T20 Jing Yan 71 75 69 69 -2 E 284
T20 Hee Young Park 72 70 72 70 -1 E 284 $36,850
T24 Mina Harigae 69 71 75 70 -1 +1 285 $32,923
T24 Azahara Munoz 70 72 72 71 E +1 285 $32,923
T24 Jane Park 74 72 67 72 +1 +1 285 $32,923
T27 Karine Icher 68 73 72 73 +2 +2 286 $29,962
T27 I.K. Kim 69 69 73 75 +4 +2 286 $29,962
T29 Celine Boutier 71 72 76 68 -3 +3 287
T29 Sakura Yokomine 71 71 75 70 -1 +3 287 $27,638
T29 Marina Alex 71 74 70 72 +1 +3 287 $27,638
T32 Sandra Gal 72 73 73 70 -1 +4 288 $24,567
T32 Ilhee Lee 69 74 72 73 +2 +4 288 $24,567
T32 Julieta Granada 68 72 73 75 +4 +4 288 $24,567
T32 Ayako Uehara 69 73 70 76 +5 +4 288 $24,567
T36 Beatriz Recari 72 71 76 70 -1 +5 289 $20,417
T36 Katherine Kirk 71 70 77 71 E +5 289 $20,417
T36 Mika Miyazato 69 72 76 72 +1 +5 289 $20,417
T36 Amelia Lewis 70 76 68 75 +4 +5 289 $20,417
T36 Sun Young Yoo 76 68 70 75 +4 +5 289 $20,417
T41 Pernilla Lindberg 73 74 72 71 E +6 290 $16,267
T41 Jennifer Song 71 73 74 72 +1 +6 290 $16,267
T41 Jaye Marie Green 69 78 71 72 +1 +6 290 $16,267
T41 Laura Davies 70 76 71 73 +2 +6 290 $16,267
T41 Kris Tamulis 70 71 75 74 +3 +6 290 $16,267
T41 Morgan Pressel 70 76 70 74 +3 +6 290 $16,267
T47 Se Ri Pak 69 75 75 72 +1 +7 291 $13,860
T47 Emily Pedersen 69 74 74 74 +3 +7 291
T47 Charley Hull 71 73 70 77 +6 +7 291 $13,860
T50 Mirim Lee 71 76 75 70 -1 +8 292 $12,366
T50 Caroline Hedwall 70 73 74 75 +4 +8 292 $12,366
T50 Juli Inkster 69 77 70 76 +5 +8 292 $12,366
T50 Candie Kung 69 74 71 78 +7 +8 292 $12,366
T54 Lee-Anne Pace 73 73 76 71 E +9 293 $10,292
T54 Christina Kim 71 75 74 73 +2 +9 293 $10,292
T54 Kristy McPherson 70 77 72 74 +3 +9 293 $10,292
T54 Sydnee Michaels 71 76 72 74 +3 +9 293 $10,292
T54 Laura Diaz 75 72 71 75 +4 +9 293 $10,292
T54 Haeji Kang 74 73 71 75 +4 +9 293 $10,292
T54 Amy Yang 68 70 78 77 +6 +9 293 $10,292
T61 Meena Lee 71 73 77 73 +2 +10 294 $8,508
T61 Mi Hyang Lee 72 69 80 73 +2 +10 294 $8,508
T61 Eun-Hee Ji 75 71 75 73 +2 +10 294 $8,508
T61 Line Vedel 70 72 72 80 +9 +10 294 $8,508
T65 Florentyna Parker 71 72 76 76 +5 +11 295 $7,884
T65 In Gee Chun 69 78 70 78 +7 +11 295 $7,884
T67 Sarah Kemp 71 76 76 73 +2 +12 296 $7,553
T67 Cristie Kerr 71 74 75 76 +5 +12 296 $7,553
69 Gerina Piller 71 73 76 77 +6 +13 297 $7,304
70 Dewi Claire Schreefel 68 76 81 78 +7 +19 303 $7,139
71 Jessica Korda 72 75 79 78 +7 +20 304 $6,970
72 Sarah Jane Smith 68 78 83 78 +7 +23 307 $6,806
WD Michelle Wie WD WD WD WD WD WD WD
T73 Amy Anderson 70 78 MC MC 148
T73 Valentine Derrey 74 74 MC MC 148
T73 Tiffany Joh 72 76 MC MC 148
T73 Jennifer Johnson 77 71 MC MC 148
T73 Kim Kaufman 76 72 MC MC 148
T73 Angela Stanford 76 72 MC MC 148
T79 Julie Greciet 73 76 MC MC 149
T79 Gwladys Nocera 72 77 MC MC 149
T79 Cheyenne Woods 77 72 MC MC 149
T82 Joanna Klatten 72 78 MC MC 150
T82 P.K. Kongkraphan 76 74 MC MC 150
T82 Pornanong Phatlum 73 77 MC MC 150
T85 Carlota Ciganda 77 74 MC MC 151
T85 Catriona Matthew 75 76 MC MC 151
T85 Ai Miyazato 74 77 MC MC 151
T85 Kelly Tan 78 73 MC MC 151
T85 Kylie Walker 75 76 MC MC 151
T85 Lindsey Wright 71 80 MC MC 151
T91 Kristen Gillman 74 78 MC MC 152
T91 Trish Johnson 72 80 MC MC 152
T91 Alejandra Llaneza 77 75 MC MC 152
T91 Belen Mozo 75 77 MC MC 152
T91 Jennifer Rosales 77 75 MC MC 152
T91 Yani Tseng 76 76 MC MC 152
T91 Alison Walshe 78 74 MC MC 152
T98 Caroline Afonso 78 75 MC MC 153
T98 Nikki Campbell 75 78 MC MC 153
T98 Dori Carter 74 79 MC MC 153
T98 Jee Young Lee 76 77 MC MC 153
T98 Camilla Lennarth 75 78 MC MC 153
T98 Xiyu Lin 75 78 MC MC 153
T98 Brooke Pancake 75 78 MC MC 153
T105 Brittany Lang 71 83 MC MC 154
T105 Caroline Masson 77 77 MC MC 154
T105 Haru Nomura 75 79 MC MC 154
T105 Thidapa Suwannapura 71 83 MC MC 154
T109 Christel Boeljon 75 80 MC MC 155
T109 Katie Burnett 77 78 MC MC 155
T109 Chella Choi 77 78 MC MC 155
T109 Austin Ernst 76 79 MC MC 155
T113 Danielle Kang 79 77 MC MC 156
T113 Giulia Sergas 77 79 MC MC 156
115 Ashleigh Simon 75 82 MC MC 157
116 Alena Sharp 78 80 MC MC 158
117 Ariane Provot 77 85 MC MC 162
118 Paz Echeverria 82 82 MC MC 164
119 So Yeon Ryu 70 WD WD WD 70
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