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Sunday, lunchtime

Despite the rain, many have braved the wet weather with their technical apparel and umbrellas to follow the leaders, adding a touch of color to the course and standing out from the plain gray sky.


Alongside the battle being fought for the title in In Gee Chun's leading group, three of the four 2016 Major winners (Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson, Ariya Jutanugarn) are still in contention this weekend in Evian to claim the Rolex Annika Major Award. Each year, the trophy rewards the Major winner who has played most consistently throughout the Grand Slam season. 


It is no doubt the last of her worries today, her priority being to seal a second Major title, but when she teed off this morning, In Gee Chun was in with a chance of making history. She has already set the record for the lowest score after 54 holes at a Major. Today, she is on track to beat the lowest score ever over 72 holes (267, record set in 1992) and the lowest score in relation to par (-19 achieved by several players, most recently by Inbee Park at the PGA Championship 2015). On the men's tour, the all-time record is 20 under par, jointly held by Australian Jason Day and Swede Henrik Stenson.


The weather changes with surprising speed. Just yesterday, the skies brightened around 1pm. Same scenario today.


12.45 pm. Seven holes played for In Gee Chun: 6 pars and a birdie. Unflappable.