|-18 J Lee6 (Kor); -13 Y Noh (United States); -12 L Kb (NZ); -11 M Lee (Aus), A Furue (Japan), P Anannarukarn (Tha); -ten A Jutanugarn (Tha); -9 C Hull (Eng)|
|Others selected: -6 Georgia Hall (English); -3 N Korda (United States)|
South Korean Jeongeun Lee6 came close to a second major with a 68 in the third round at the Evian Championship.
He sees the 2019 US Open winner drop to 18 under par and take a five-stroke lead in Sunday’s final round.
American Yealimi Noh is second out of 13 under par, while 2015 New Zealand champion Lydia Ko is a stroke further behind in third in eastern France.
Englishman Charley Hull climbed into the top 10 with a superb 66 out of five under par to drop to nine under par.
After a remarkable performance of 10 under par in the second round, it was a more measured display of Lee6.
But there were still flashes of brilliance from the 25-year-old, who tied the 12th by four with a sublime 89-yard corner shot.
“I was late for the US Open final round so it will be very different,” said Lee6.
“I’m so waiting for my second win and if it was another major tournament it would be even more incredible. I know I’m going to be very nervous tomorrow. [Sunday]. “
The Thai duo backs down
The day turned out to be disappointing for Thai duo Pajaree Anannarukarn and Ariya Jutanugarn, both losing ground after starting three shots behind night leader Lee6 on Saturday.
Anannarukarn managed three bogeys of the last nine to finish his third lap with an above par 72.
Former world number one and two-time major winner Jutanugarn did even worse with a double bogey on the ninth hole contributing to a 73-of-two over par.