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Atthaya seeks maiden major crown

Lee, Ko, Korda among Evian title contenders

Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul plays a shot during the Women’s PGA Championship last month. (AFP photo)

Thai teenage sensation Atthaya Thitikul will chase her maiden major title at the Evian Championship which tees off today in France.

Seven other Thais are also in the field at the Evian Resort Golf Club this week — Patty Tavatanakit, Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, Jasmine Suwannapura, Pajaree Anannarukarn, Wichanee Meechai and Pornanong Phatlum.

LPGA Tour rookie Atthaya, 19, is the highest-ranked Thai at No.5.

She won her breakthrough LPGA title at the JTBC Classic in March and finished fourth at the Women’s PGA Championship last month.


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