Hyo-Joo Kim is back in pole position at the Evian Championship, on the Evian Resort Golf Course in France.
A third round of +1 over par in tough conditions gives Korean Hyo-Joo a one shot lead with a tournament total of -8 under par, going into the final round.
Her interpreter revealed her state of mind;
“I was calm, but if I win, I will get excited.”
The seven-time major champion Karrie Webb is in second place, just one shot behind the leader at -7 under par. Karrie carded a -1 under par third round and spoke about the conditions
“Didn’t hit it very good early, well, I started off with a birdie. Two good swings down the first. Struggled a little bit there through the middle of the front nine. Really just hung in there. The conditions were challenging today with the breeze.”
“There are some really tough shots coming in. You know, 16, that was playing quite challenging today to pick the right club, and you got to keep it right of the hole. It was a tough two-putt even from where I hit it.”
“So challenging finish, but I did a really good job and finished the last four in two under. That really made my round.”
“Just happy to be in this position. It’s been a while. Since the start of the year really that I’ve had a legitimate chance to win a tournament. So I feel good about where I’ve put myself. Proud of my scrambling the last couple days. Hopefully I’ve got a bit more of those in me tomorrow.”
Mi Jung Hur also had a +1 over par 72 and sits in third place for the tournament at -6 under par. Mi Jung added to comments on how tough the 16th was today;
“I had a good round all day long except the No. 16. I’m satisfied with this round because the pin positions were so tough all day long.”
The overnight leader Brittany Lincicome faded away, dropping four shots off the lead after a +6 over par third round of 77, which featured two double bogeys and a triple bogey within the first seven holes.