Kim beats Webb by 1 to win Evian Championship

Karrie Webb of Australia watches the flight of her ball on the 14th hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
Laurent Cipriani

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim beat Australian veteran Karrie Webb by one shot on Sunday to win the Evian Championship and become the third youngest major winner at 19 years, 2 months.

Kim trailed the 39-year-old Webb by one shot heading into the final hole. But she turned the tables with a superb birdie from 12 feet out, and Webb then missed a chance to force a playoff when a difficult attempt for par from the same distance drifted left of the hole.

Kim led Webb by one shot overnight and they both posted 3-under rounds of 68 in perfect playing conditions, with no clouds or wind to disrupt them.

Webb was looking to win her eighth career major and first since Kraft Nabisco in 2006.

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