Georgia Hall is looking to move into rarified air at the Evian Championship.
She is setting up a weekend run at joining Se Ri Pak as the only LPGA rookies to win back-to-back majors since the tour’s inaugural season in 1950, when Babe Zaharias won all three majors staged that year.
Hall, 22, is also looking to join Pak and In Gee Chun as the only players to claim major championships as their first two LPGA titles.
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With another 3-under-par 68 Friday, Hall tied for sixth at Evian Resort Golf Club, just two shots off the lead. She won the Ricoh Women’s British Open last month.
“I want to be leading, but as long as I’m kind of up there on the final day, then I think 18 holes is a lot of golf,” Hall said.
Hall trails Jin Young Ko in the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year race by 308 points. There are double points up for grabs this week, making a victory at Evian worth 300 points.
Spain’s Azahara Munoz is the last European to win rookie of the year (2010).