Evian Championship: Jeongeun Lee6 takes five advances in France and prepares for a second major victory

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Evian Championship: Jeongeun Lee6 takes five advances in France and prepares for a second major victory




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Dame Laura Davies and Robert Lee review the best of Jeongeun Lee6’s third round action at the Evian Championship, where she strengthened her lead at the top of the table.

Dame Laura Davies and Robert Lee review the best of Jeongeun Lee6’s third round action at the Evian Championship, where she strengthened her lead at the top of the table.

Jeongeun Lee6 took a big step forward to win a second major title after extending his lead to five shots in the Amundi Evian Championship.

Lee6, who tied the lowest lap in major history with a bogey-less 61 on Friday, mixed up an eagle and four birdies with three bogeys en route to a 68 in the third round at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

The Korean starts the final day at under 18 and with a big advantage over Yealimi Noh, who birdied her last three holes to get a score of 67 under four. -free 68.

Jeongeun Lee6's previous major victory came at the 2019 US Women's Open

Jeongeun Lee6’s previous major victory came at the 2019 US Open Women’s

“I’m happy with my result today because I missed a few shots a bit, but I did well on climbs and descents,” said Lee6. [At the 2019 US Women’s Open] I did not direct [going into] the final round, but this tournament I’m leading so it’s a little different. I’m going to be a little nervous. “

Lee6 got up and down a thick rough to save par at first, but dropped a shot in the third, only to birdie 20ft at fifth and take a ninth par-five shot to reach the turn under par.

The overnight leader bounced off a bogey in the 10th to make a hole with an eagle with a wedge in the par-four then, with Lee6 adding a two-putt birdie in the 15th and canceling a bogey in the 17th taking advantage of the last. by five.

Minjee Lee birdied all of her last four holes to post a joint round of Matchday 65 and tie for fourth alongside Ayaka Furue and Pajaree Anannarukarn, Ariya Jutanugarn dropping eight off pace after a double of 73.

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England’s Charley Hull jumped into the top 10 after a third round of 66, putting her alongside In Gee Chun and Hyo Joo Kim at eight under, while Georgia Hall is now 21st thanks to six under 65. years.

“I feel like I’m in a good position right now,” Hull said. “I kind of stayed focused. I knew there was a lot of birdie chance. I’ve done quite a few birdies this week every lap so just eliminate the bogeys and double bogeys.

Who will win the Amundi Evian Championship? Watch the final live Sunday from 10:30 a.m. on Sky Sports Golf and – for free – on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel.

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