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Ko well off pace in France

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 18/09/2016

PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 18: Lydia Ko of New Zealand poses for a portrait ahead of the LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf Club on March 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) How 19-year-old Lydia Ko made it to the top of the golfing world Lydia Ko has fallen further down the leaderboard in the final round at the Evian Championship in France, finishing 23 shots behind winner Inn Gee Chun.

Ko, 19, carded a final round of 73 to finish on two-over for the final major of the year in a share of 43rd.

South Korean Chun won by four strokes and set a record for the lowest winning score in a major with her 21-under par total

Chun broke the record of 20 previously held by Jason Day and Henrik Stenson while the women's record was 19 under.

The 22-year-old was in control from from day one and eventually beat compatriots Ryu So-yeon and Park Sung-hyun, who tied for second.

Lydia Ko of New Zealand with the Rolex Annika Major Award after the final round of The Evian Championship on September 18, 2016 in Evian-les-Bains, France. © Stuart Franklin/Getty Images Lydia Ko of New Zealand with the Rolex Annika Major Award after the final round of The Evian Championship on September 18, 2016 in Evian-les-Bains, France. Defending champion Ko slumped out of contention after a third round four-over par 75 to fall to a share of 36th.

She slipped further in the final round with a round of two-over featuring five bogeys and three birdies.

But the World No.1 could console herself somewhat with the Rolex Annika Major Award - rewarding the player with the best combined record at all five majors.

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