The South Korean golfer Jeongeun Lee6 She is increasingly close to winning her second big one by consolidating this Saturday in the leadership of the Evian Championship, in which, in the absence of the final day, she leads by five strokes of the 19-year-old American Yealimi noh and in six to the New Zealand Lydia ko.
Lee6, 25, signed this Saturday in Evina-les-Bains (France) 68 strokes (-3), seven more than those he did the day before, when, with 61 (-10), he equaled the lowest lap achieved in a ‘major’ tournament for both women and men. This time he managed an eagle and four birdies, smeared with three bogeys.
“I’m satisfied with my result today because I missed a bit on some shots, but I did well overall,” said Lee6, whose previous best result at Evian is a draw for sixth place in 2018.
Lee6, who scored her first and only LPGA Tour victory at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open, is close to joining her compatriots. Se Ri Pak and In Gee Chun as the only two players in the history of the circuit who have won their first two titles in individual majors.
He faces the decisive day with five strokes of margin, an income that has already been wiped out previously. In 2017, Anna Nordqvist came back from an equal disadvantage to win this same tournament, and the following year Angela Stanford he did the same.
2015 Evian champion Lydia Ko rounded out the top three at -12, six strokes off Lee6’s lead after a bogey-free 68 in the third round.
Three players are tied for fourth at -11: Australia’s Minjee Lee, whose third round of 65 was the lowest of the day; Japan’s Ayaka Furue, and first-round co-leader Pajaree Anannarukarn from Thailand.
Ariya jutanugarn, who hit 63 on Friday, stumbled 1 over 73 on Saturday and enters the final round in seventh place solo at -10.
Former Evian champions Hyo Joo Kim and In Gee Chun join Charley Hull to complete the top 10 at -9.
25-year-old Jeongeun Lee wears a 6 next to her last name to distinguish her from the other five players of the same nationality who have the exact same name: Jeongeun Lee1, Jeongeun Lee2, Jeongeun Lee3, Jeongeun Lee4, and Jeongeun Lee5.