Evian ChampionshipSeptember 17, 2016

Evian: In Gee Chun leads by four

In Gee Chun leads by four strokes at 19 under after the third round of the Evian Championship, tied for the women's major scoring record after just the third round.
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South Korea's In Gee Chun competes in the Evian Championship in the French Alps town of Evian-les-Bains, a major tournament on the women's calendar, on September 17, 2016. / AFP / JEAN PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

In Gee Chun of Korea shot a six-under par 65 at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France, to maintain her lead through three rounds of the Evian Championship in pursuit of winning the year's final major wire-to-wire.

Chun moved to 19-under par, a number that should she exceed by the end of play on Sunday would set a record for lowest score in relation to par in women's major championship history. Karen Stupples won the Women's British Open with a score of 19-under in 2004, which Inbee Park matched in the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Chun leads by four over Korea's Sung Hyun Park, who posted a four-under par 67.

Shanshan Feng, China's Olympic bronze medalist, shot a two-under 69 to move into sole possession of third place at 13 under.

So Yeon Ryu and In-Kyung Kim round out the top-five at 12 and 10 under, respectively. Kim shot a seven-under 64, the best score of the day.

Brooke Henderson of Canada is tied for 10th at six under with Gerina Piller, but a distant 13 shots off the lead.

Ariya Jutanugarn, five-time winner this year, is tied for 21st at three under with Ha Na Jang after shooting a two-under 69.

Lexi Thompson shot a two-under 69, tied for 30th at one under with Amy Yang and Lee-Anne Pace.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko struggled mightily, shooting a four-over 75. She sits at even-par 213 after 54 holes.


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