EVIAN-LES-BAINS Switzerland | Angela Stanford wins at Evian for 1st career major title

EVIAN-LES-BAINS Switzerland | Angela Stanford wins at Evian for 1st career major title

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, Switzerland — Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to win the Evian Championship by one shot Sunday after long-time leader Amy Olson made double-bogey on the 18th.

At age 40, and 15 years after she was runner-up at the U.S. Women’s Open, Stanford’s wild final few holes gave her a 12-under total of 272.

Olson missed a six-foot putt for bogey on the 18th to force a playoff.

She carded a 74 to fall into a four-way tie for second place with fellow Americans Austin Ernst and Mo Martin, and Sei Young Kim.

After Olson was outright or joint leader all day — briefly with Stanford at 13 under — she three-putted to end her championship with a career-best result.

Stanford earned a $577,500 winner’s check.

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, Associated Press