Jeongeun Lee6 five shots clear going into final round of Evian Championships

Leona Maguire cards level-par 71 third round in France

Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea drives on the seventh hole during day three of the the Amundi Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Jeongeun Lee6 of South Korea drives on the seventh hole during day three of the the Amundi Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

 

Jeongeun Lee6 will take a five-shot lead into the final round of the Amundi Evian Championship in France after shooting a three-under-par 68 on Saturday.

The South Korean, who took control of the tournament with a scintillating 61 on Friday, carded four birdies and an eagle in her third round as she extended her three-shot overnight advantage.

American teenager Yealimi Noh birdied the final three holes to move into second place with a four-under-par 67 while New Zealand’s Lydia Ko was third on 12 under after a 68.

Minjee Lee holed eight birdies, including five on the back nine, to move into a three-way tie for fourth on 11 under alongside Ayaka Furue and Pajaree Anannarukarn.

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, who had been joint second at the halfway stage, fell back to seventh and 10 under with a one-over-par 73.

Leona Maguire recovered from two drop shots in her first five holes to card a level-par 71 and remain on three under and in a share of 32nd position, while Stephanie Meadow slipped back to one under after a two-over 73.

Leaderboard

British and Irish unless stated, par 71

195 Jeongeun Lee6 (Kor) 66 61 68

200 Yealimi Noh (USA) 65 68 67

201 Lydia Ko (Nzl) 68 65 68,

202 Min-Jee Lee (Aus) 68 69 65, Ayaka Furue (Jpn) 66 68 68, Pajaree Anannarukarn (Tha) 65 65 72

203 Ariya Jutanugarn (Tha) 67 63 73

204 Hyo-Joo Kim (Kor) 67 68 69, Ind-Gee Chun (Kor) 68 68 68, Charley Hull 70 68 66

205 Matilda Castren (Fin) 68 69 68, Emily Kristine Pedersen (Den) 66 70 69, Atthaya Thitikul (Tha) 66 69 70, Ryann O’Toole (USA) 71 68 66, Jennifer Song (USA) 70 68 67

206 Ind-Bee Park (Kor) 71 64 71, Brittany Lang (USA) 69 68 69, Brittany Altomare (USA) 71 70 65, Lauren Stephenson (USA) 66 69 71, Sarah Kemp (Aus) 67 69 70

207 Maria Fassi (Mex) 68 74 65, (Geo) Hall 69 72 66, Hee-Young Park (Kor) 70 68 69, Amy Yang (Kor) 71 69 67, Mina Harigae (USA) 69 67 71

208 Brooke Henderson (Can) 69 69 70

209 Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 68 72 69, Celine Boutier (Fra) 69 72 68, Christina Kim (USA) 71 69 69, Elizabeth Szokol (USA) 70 70 69, Muni He (Chn) 69 69 71

210 Nelly Korda (USA) 74 67 69, Austin Ernst (USA) 69 71 70, Lizette Salas (USA) 73 66 71, Jennifer Kupcho (USA) 73 68 69, Leona Maguire 69 70 71, Angel Yin (USA) 73 68 69, Wichanee Meechai (Tha) 70 70 70, Bronte Law 70 72 68

211 Stephanie Kyriacou (Aus) 73 69 69, Eun-Hee Ji (Kor) 70 71 70, Marina Alex (USA) 70 69 72, Hae-Ji Kang (Kor) 71 71 69, Kristen Gillman (USA) 69 73 69, Paula Reto (Rsa) 68 72 71

212 Tsubasa Kajitani (Jpn) 68 72 72, Jessica Korda (USA) 73 69 70, Sophia Popov (Ger) 69 70 73, Esther Henseleit (Ger) 70 70 72, Ana Belac (Slo) 72 71 69, Stephanie Meadow 71 68 73

213 Pauline Bouchard (Fra) 68 74 71, Sei-Young Kim (Kor) 71 70 72, Som-Yeon Ryu (Kor) 69 74 70, Cheyenne Knight (USA) 69 72 72, Rose Zhang (USA) 72 69 72, Chella Choi (Kor) 70 71 72, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha) 70 73 70, Lindsey Weaver (USA) 68 73 72, Jeong-Eun Lee (Kor) 70 71 72, Alena Sharp (Can) 69 72 72

214 Amy Olson (USA) 71 67 76, Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 71 71 72, Madelene Sagstroem (Swe) 69 73 72, Olivia Cowan (Ger) 71 71 72, Celine Palomar-Herbin (Fra) 68 70 76

215 Jenny Shin (Kor) 70 72 73, Jennifer Coleman (USA) 75 68 72, Alison Lee (USA) 70 73 72, Jennifer Chang (USA) 71 72 72

216 Ashleigh Buhai (Rsa) 69 73 74, Jaye Marie Green (USA) 72 70 74, Mi-Hyang Lee (Kor) 75 68 73

217 Jin-Young Ko (Kor) 72 69 76

218 Emma Talley (USA) 72 70 76

223 Lucie Malchirand (Fra) 69 72 82

226 Alice Hewson 72 71 83

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