Evian Championship: Jeongeun Lee6 takes five-shot lead into ultimate spherical
|-18 J Lee6 (Kor); -13 Y Noh (US); -12 L Ko (NZ); -11 M Lee (Aus), A Furue (Jap), P Anannarukarn (Tha); -10 A Jutanugarn (Tha); -9 C Hull (Eng)|
|Chosen others: -6 Georgia Corridor (Eng); -3 N Korda (US)|
South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6 edged nearer to a second main with a third-round 68 on the Evian Championship.
It sees the 2019 US Open winner transfer to 18 beneath par and take a five-shot lead into Sunday’s ultimate spherical.
American Yealimi Noh is second on 13 beneath par, whereas New Zealand’s 2015 champion Lydia Ko is a stroke additional again in third in japanese France.
England’s Charley Hull climbed into the highest 10 with an outstanding five-under-par 66 to maneuver to 9 beneath total.
After a outstanding 10-under-par efficiency within the second spherical, it was a extra measured show from Lee6.
However there have been nonetheless flashes of brilliance from the 25-year-old, who eagled the par 4 twelfth with a elegant 89-yard wedge shot.
“I used to be behind going into the ultimate spherical of the US Open so that is going be very totally different,” stated Lee6
“I’m ready a lot for my second win and whether it is one other main that will be much more wonderful. I do know I’m going to be very nervous tomorrow [Sunday].”
Thai duo slip again
It proved a disappointing day for Thai duo Pajaree Anannarukarn and Ariya Jutanugarn, with each shedding floor after starting Saturday inside three strokes of in a single day chief Lee6.
Anannarukarn carded three bogeys on the again 9 to finish her third spherical with a one-over-par 72.
Former world primary and two-time main winner Jutanugarn fared even worse with a double bogey on the ninth gap contributing to a two-over-par 73.