Mi Hyang Lee still leads The Evian Championship after 54 holes at the Evian Resort Golf Course in France, and is seeking a wire to wire win.
Mi Hyang shot a third round -1 under par 70, but remained at the top of the Evian Championship leaderboard by just one shot at -10 under par.
Mi Hyang, who won last year’s New Zealand Open and Mizuno Classic in Japan, thinks she needs to focus more, and wants to win. A poor start to today with two bogey’s;
“I want to win at the major tournaments, so I think I need more concentration maybe.”
“I didn’t worry, no, just first two holes. I have another 16 holes today, so that’s fine.”
Lexi Thompson is in second place, at -9 under par for the tournament, a third round -5 under par 66 getting her firmly in contention;
Lexi improved her putting today, and that made the difference;
“I just kind of figured out a little something with my putting that worked and that helped me out today.”
“I didn’t hit it that great off the tee today. I hit it a lot better off the tee yesterday, but I just got more putts today.”
Lydia Ko, -4 under 68 today, and Morgan Pressel, who had an even par round of 70, share third place, both on -8 under par.
Morgan made a mistake on the very wet 18th, where she carded a double bogey, and she also putted poorly all day;
“It was stupid now, but I felt in that moment that I could hit the shot and I’m still two back going into tomorrow.”
“I can’t dwell on it too much. I think maybe in my earlier years on tour it would have affected me more.”
“I hit it great today, some of the best ball-striking I’ve had in a long time. I can’t tell you the number of 10-footers that I missed.”
Sunday will be Lydia’s last chance to upstage Morgan as youngest player to win an LPGA major, but she knows it won’t be easy;
“Winning a major at any age is pretty hard.”