Ko seeking top award at Evian

Aside from another major victory, Lydia Ko is hunting down the prestigious Rolex ANNIKA Major Award this weekend.

The award, introduced in 2014 and named after golfing legend Annika Sorenstam, is given to the player who has the most outstanding Major Championship record in a LPGA Tour season.

With Ko backing up her win a the ANA Inspiration with a solo second and a tied for third, she currently leads the 2016 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award standings by ten points over Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn who won the Women's British Open.

"Going into every year is be a bit more consistent playing in majors, and this award is exactly that," the New Zealander told lpga.com.

"It's about, obviously you need to win a major to be, I guess, capable of winning the award but also showing how consistent you are.

"It would mean so much, especially having Annika's name, and what she's done for the women's game, what she's still doing for our Tour and for the LPGA. I think without players like her, there might not be a Tour like it is today."

Ko arrives at the Evian Championship as the defending champion. Last year, she earned her maiden major win in fine style on the French course, carding a sizzling 63 in the final round.

As a result, the course triggered a slew of memories for Ko.

"When I first played the 18th hole last Sunday, this past Sunday, a lot of memories of really walking down the 18th on that last day," quipped the 19-year-old.

"It was so much more than I could have ever imagined it. To know that I had a few-shot lead coming down the last hole so that I could have a little bit of a breathing room I think was great. It just brought a lot of great memories."

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