Kupcho excels at the LPGA Tour’s Evian Championship.
By Jon Rizzi
As the last player on the LPGA money list to qualify for the LPGA Tour’s Evian Championship, Jennifer Kupcho barely eked into the LPGA’s penultimate major of the season. But the LPGA rookie from Westminster served notice that she more than belonged at the event, held July 25-28 at France’s Evian Resort Golf Club—a course she’d played as a member of last year’s winning U.S. Palmer Cup team.
Going into the final round, Kupcho stood tied for sixth at 8-under par, seven shots behind the leader, Hyo Joo Kim. She carded a five-birdie, bogey-free 66, vaulting her into a three-way tie for second place at 13-under, two shots behind Korea’s Jin Young Ko. Her $290,778 payday shot her up to No. 34 on the money list, securing her LPGA status for next year in only her eighth start of the season. Kupcho would play at Woburn Golf Club the following weekend in the AIG Women’s British Open. lpga.com
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