Catriona Matthew outside the top 60 at Evian

Scottish golfer Catriona Matthew hits a drive during the Evian Championship Tournament.  AFP PHOTO
Scottish golfer Catriona Matthew hits a drive during the Evian Championship Tournament. AFP PHOTO
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North Berwick’s Catriona Matthew finished outside the top 60 in the final major of the season after a final round 74 at the Evian Championship in France.

It was almost a miracle that the new addition to the major calendar finished on time after days plagued by bad weather. Thursday was a wash-out and the event was reduced to 54 holes.

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen won the title – a second major to set alongside the 2007 LPGA Championship – after a last-day 68.

She finished on ten under par and two ahead of the sensational 16-year-old New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko.

Already a winner four times playing alongside the professionals, Ko was aiming to become the youngest ever women’s major champion.

Matthew, who had finished in the top 15 in the other four majors this year, never got going in the soggy conditions and was well back on seven over. She was in good company though, for South Korea’s Inbee Park, thw world No.1 and winner of the first three majors this season, had a 76 and was one stroke behind her on eight over.