Ladies / Majors

Evian Championship 2018

September 13-16

Evian Resort Golf Club, Évian-les-Bains, France

Co-sanction LET/LPGA

$3,850,000

September 13-16

Evian Resort Golf Club, Évian-les-Bains, France

Co-sanction LET/LPGA

$3,850,000

Round 3

Amy Olson takes lead into the final round at the Evian Championship

September, 2018

Amy Olson from the United States showed no sign of nerves as she shot a bogey-free 65 to take a two stroke lead into the final round of the Evian Championship, the final major of 2018.

Amy Olson takes lead into the final round at the Evian Championship

- Ladies European Tour

Locked in a four-way share of the lead overnight, the 26-year-old from North Dakota started strongly with a birdie on the first hole in unseasonably warm conditions and temperatures of 24C at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

Although there was a tussle for the lead on the front nine, she regained her advantage with an eagle on the long ninth hole. She then made three further gains at the narrow par-4 12th hole and the short 14th and 16th to finish on a 54-hole total of 14-under-par.

Looking for her first title in five years on the LPGA Tour, Olson thrives in the majors and finished tied for ninth at the ANA Inspiration in California in April, having played in the final group with the winner, Pernilla Lindberg.

“The thing I learned the most from playing with Pernilla is that you shouldn’t worry about bogeys. Bogeys are going to happen,” said Olson, who has her older brother as her caddie for the championship. “Patience is going to be key tomorrow.”

South Korean Sei Young Kim is two strokes back in second place after firing a bogey-free 64 and she felt that the greens were slightly soft and attackable. The 25-year-old from Seoul has 12 professional wins, including seven on the LPGA Tour and finished tied for sixth in the Evian Championship last year. She has the most wins on the LPGA without a major and set the all-time record for 72-hole scoring in LPGA history with a total of 31-under-par 257 in the 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

She said: “I feel great with a bogey-free round today. That was my goal and I didn’t watch the leader board.”

The 2014 Ricoh Women’s British Open champion Mo Martin from the United States is two strokes further back in third position, with former world number one and Olympic gold medallist Inbee Park from South Korea, Angela Stanford from the United States and England’s Georgia Hall tied for fourth place on nine-under-par.

Five strokes back heading into the final round, Hall, the recent Ricoh Women’s British Open champion, said: “I don’t mind where I am. It’s do-able but I definitely need to hole some putts.

“It was a bit up and down today. I had a good front nine but I missed some on the back. The pin positions were tough.”

Hall was briefly in the lead on 10-under but bogeyed the 12th and missed her eagle chance from eight feet on the 13th, before dropping another shot on the par-3 14th, where she pulled her tee shot left of the green. She blocked her tee shot right on the 17th, but managed to save par after chipping out to the fairway from behind a group of trees.

“The 17th is a tough hole and I’m glad I made that eight-footer. On 14 I was in between clubs and thought a rescue was too much so I hit my iron as hard as I could. I had a great chance for eagle on 13, so that was disappointing.”

The round of the day belonged to Ryann O’Toole from the United States, whose eight-under-par 63 was the lowest round of her career.

She said: “Just the best round in competition since I was 16. Since I was 16, I’ve just shot a bunch of 7-unders and haven’t been able to break it.

“Today was good. It’s funny, I can’t wait to see Jenny Shin, because we got done after 18 yesterday and after we finished the round, she looked at me and goes, You just need to keep your putter lower on the back. That’s why they’ve all been jumping. I’m like, Uh! Okay. So afterwards I went and worked on it, and today I guess it just was rolling well.”

O’Toole is tied for seventh and will start the final round six strokes back.

There are five US players in the top 10 heading into Sunday. The last American to win at Evian was Natalie Gulbis in 2007, when the tournament was called the Evian Masters. There have also been two first-time winners, like Olson, in the Majors this year.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Amy Olson (USA)
-14
69
65
65
199
2
Sei Young Kim (KOR)
-12
69
68
64
201
3
Mo Martin (USA)
-10
68
66
69
203
4
Inbee Park (KOR)
-9
68
69
67
204
4
Georgia Hall (ENG)
-9
68
68
68
204
4
Angela Stanford (USA)
-9
72
64
68
204
7
Ryann O Toole (USA)
-8
68
74
63
205
7
Jeong Eun6 Lee (KOR)
-8
72
66
67
205
7
Austin Ernst (USA)
-8
66
70
69
205
7
Wei Ling Hsu (TPE)
-8
69
67
69
205
11
Nasa Hataoka (JPN)
-7
67
71
68
206
11
Maria Torres (PRI)
-7
65
69
72
206
13
Katherine Kirk (AUS)
-6
68
73
66
207
13
Jessica Korda (USA)
-6
69
71
67
207
13
Mi Hyang Lee (KOR)
-6
68
66
73
207
16
Chella Choi (KOR)
-5
70
69
69
208
16
In Gee Chun (KOR)
-5
68
70
70
208
16
Brooke Henderson (CAN)
-5
67
69
72
208
16
So Yeon Ryu (KOR)
-5
67
69
72
208
16
Jenny Shin (KOR)
-5
70
66
72
208
21
Lydia Ko (NZL)
-4
72
70
67
209
21
Minjee Lee (AUS)
-4
72
68
69
209
21
Jane Park (USA)
-4
69
70
70
209
21
Caroline Masson (GER)
-4
68
70
71
209
21
Charley Hull (ENG)
-4
72
67
70
209
21
Morgan Pressel (USA)
-4
70
68
71
209
21
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
-4
65
70
74
209
28
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-3
72
70
68
210
28
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-3
71
70
69
210
28
Eun-Hee Ji (KOR)
-3
68
71
71
210
28
Mariajo Uribe (COL)
-3
72
68
70
210
28
Lindy Duncan (USA)
-3
72
67
71
210
33
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE)
-2
72
70
69
211
34
Jennifer Song (USA)
-1
69
72
71
212
34
Thidapa Suwannapura (THA)
-1
73
68
71
212
34
Emma Talley (USA)
-1
70
72
70
212
34
Brittany Altomare (USA)
-1
73
70
69
212
34
Amy Yang (KOR)
-1
70
67
75
212
39
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (THA)
Par
73
69
71
213
39
Jin Young Ko (KOR)
Par
73
69
71
213
39
Alena Sharp (CAN)
Par
73
68
72
213
39
Megan Khang (USA)
Par
76
67
70
213
39
Shanshan Feng (CHN)
Par
73
71
69
213
39
Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR)
Par
71
73
69
213
39
Jeong Eun Lee (KOR)
Par
70
74
69
213
39
Ally Mcdonald (USA)
Par
68
76
69
213
39
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
Par
77
68
68
213
48
Ariya Jutanugarn (THA)
1
71
73
70
214
48
Paula Creamer (USA)
1
74
71
69
214
50
Rachel Heck (USA) (a)
2
70
73
72
215
50
Moriya Jutanugarn (THA)
2
73
71
71
215
52
Pornanong Phatlum (THA)
3
76
66
74
216
52
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
3
71
70
75
216
52
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
3
69
73
74
216
52
Sandra Gal (GER)
3
72
71
73
216
52
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
3
75
69
72
216
52
Lizette Salas (USA)
3
75
70
71
216
58
Brittany Lang (USA)
4
71
71
75
217
58
Brittany Lincicome (USA)
4
73
71
73
217
60
Angel Yin (USA)
5
76
68
74
218
60
Christina Kim (USA)
5
77
68
73
218
62
Bronte Law (ENG)
6
69
74
76
219
62
Pei-Yun Chien (TPE)
6
76
69
74
219
62
Brittany Marchand (CAN)
6
74
71
74
219
62
Daniela Darquea (ECU)
6
73
72
74
219
62
Celine Boutier (FRA)
6
70
75
74
219
67
Marina Alex (USA)
7
69
71
80
220
67
Benyapa Niphatsophon (THA)
7
77
68
75
220
67
Jaye Marie Green (USA)
7
72
73
75
220
70
Gaby Lopez (MEX)
8
69
75
77
221
70
Nelly Korda (USA)
8
72
73
76
221
72
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (THA)
10
76
69
78
223
CUT Cut Round 2
F *
73
Cristie Kerr (USA)
4
78
68
146
73
Robynn Ree (USA)
4
72
74
146
73
Mina Harigae (USA)
4
75
71
146
73
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
4
74
72
146
73
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
4
75
71
146
73
Hannah Green (AUS)
4
77
69
146
73
Lexi Thompson (USA)
4
71
75
146
73
Jacqui Concolino (USA)
4
77
69
146
73
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
4
77
69
146
73
Sandra Changkija (USA)
4
73
73
146
73
Brianna Do (USA)
4
72
74
146
84
Mariah Stackhouse (USA)
5
74
73
147
84
Klara Spilkova (CZE)
5
73
74
147
84
Ayako Uehara (JPN)
5
74
73
147
84
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
5
79
68
147
84
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
5
74
73
147
84
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
73
74
147
90
Danielle Kang (USA)
6
77
71
148
90
Sung Hyun Park (KOR)
6
77
71
148
90
Alana Uriell (USA) (a)
6
76
72
148
90
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
75
73
148
90
Hae-Ran Ryu (KOR) (a)
6
78
70
148
90
Sarah Jane Smith (AUS)
6
73
75
148
90
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)
6
76
72
148
90
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
6
75
73
148
98
Hee Young Park (KOR)
7
79
70
149
98
Beatriz Recari (ESP)
7
77
72
149
98
Haeji Kang (KOR)
7
72
77
149
98
Aditi Ashok (IND)
7
74
75
149
98
Lauren Coughlin (USA)
7
75
74
149
103
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
8
77
73
150
103
Kris Tamulis (USA)
8
73
77
150
103
Sakura Yokomine (JPN)
8
75
75
150
103
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
8
77
73
150
103
Wichanee Meechai (THA)
8
75
75
150
103
Albane Valenzuela (SUI) (a)
8
75
75
150
103
Natalie Gulbis (USA)
8
77
73
150
103
Mi Jung Hur (KOR)
8
77
73
150
111
Celine Herbin (FRA)
9
77
74
151
111
Tiffany Joh (USA)
9
78
73
151
111
Yu Liu (CHN)
9
76
75
151
114
Mirim Lee (KOR)
10
79
73
152
115
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
12
76
78
154
115
Cydney Clanton (USA)
12
79
75
154
115
Laura Davies (ENG)
12
74
80
154
118
Annie Park (USA)
18
82
78
160
119
Caroline Inglis (USA)
-
77
WDN
WDN
119
Su Oh (AUS)
-
79
WDN
WDN
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Amy Olson (USA)
-14
199
2
Sei Young Kim (KOR)
-12
201
3
Mo Martin (USA)
-10
203
4
Inbee Park (KOR)
-9
204
4
Georgia Hall (ENG)
-9
204
4
Angela Stanford (USA)
-9
204
7
Ryann O Toole (USA)
-8
205
7
Jeong Eun6 Lee (KOR)
-8
205
7
Austin Ernst (USA)
-8
205
7
Wei Ling Hsu (TPE)
-8
205
11
Nasa Hataoka (JPN)
-7
206
11
Maria Torres (PRI)
-7
206
13
Katherine Kirk (AUS)
-6
207
13
Jessica Korda (USA)
-6
207
13
Mi Hyang Lee (KOR)
-6
207
16
Chella Choi (KOR)
-5
208
16
In Gee Chun (KOR)
-5
208
16
Brooke Henderson (CAN)
-5
208
16
So Yeon Ryu (KOR)
-5
208
16
Jenny Shin (KOR)
-5
208
21
Lydia Ko (NZL)
-4
209
21
Minjee Lee (AUS)
-4
209
21
Jane Park (USA)
-4
209
21
Caroline Masson (GER)
-4
209
21
Charley Hull (ENG)
-4
209
21
Morgan Pressel (USA)
-4
209
21
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
-4
209
28
Anne Van Dam (NED)
-3
210
28
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
-3
210
28
Eun-Hee Ji (KOR)
-3
210
28
Mariajo Uribe (COL)
-3
210
28
Lindy Duncan (USA)
-3
210
33
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE)
-2
211
34
Jennifer Song (USA)
-1
212
34
Thidapa Suwannapura (THA)
-1
212
34
Emma Talley (USA)
-1
212
34
Brittany Altomare (USA)
-1
212
34
Amy Yang (KOR)
-1
212
39
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras (THA)
Par
213
39
Jin Young Ko (KOR)
Par
213
39
Alena Sharp (CAN)
Par
213
39
Megan Khang (USA)
Par
213
39
Shanshan Feng (CHN)
Par
213
39
Hyo-Joo Kim (KOR)
Par
213
39
Jeong Eun Lee (KOR)
Par
213
39
Ally Mcdonald (USA)
Par
213
39
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
Par
213
48
Ariya Jutanugarn (THA)
1
214
48
Paula Creamer (USA)
1
214
50
Rachel Heck (USA) (a)
2
215
50
Moriya Jutanugarn (THA)
2
215
52
Pornanong Phatlum (THA)
3
216
52
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
3
216
52
Daniela Holmqvist (SWE)
3
216
52
Sandra Gal (GER)
3
216
52
Camille Chevalier (FRA)
3
216
52
Lizette Salas (USA)
3
216
58
Brittany Lang (USA)
4
217
58
Brittany Lincicome (USA)
4
217
60
Angel Yin (USA)
5
218
60
Christina Kim (USA)
5
218
62
Bronte Law (ENG)
6
219
62
Pei-Yun Chien (TPE)
6
219
62
Brittany Marchand (CAN)
6
219
62
Daniela Darquea (ECU)
6
219
62
Celine Boutier (FRA)
6
219
67
Marina Alex (USA)
7
220
67
Benyapa Niphatsophon (THA)
7
220
67
Jaye Marie Green (USA)
7
220
70
Gaby Lopez (MEX)
8
221
70
Nelly Korda (USA)
8
221
72
Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (THA)
10
223
CUT Cut Round 2
73
Cristie Kerr (USA)
4
146
73
Robynn Ree (USA)
4
146
73
Mina Harigae (USA)
4
146
73
Sarah Kemp (AUS)
4
146
73
Ashleigh Buhai (RSA)
4
146
73
Hannah Green (AUS)
4
146
73
Lexi Thompson (USA)
4
146
73
Jacqui Concolino (USA)
4
146
73
Catriona Matthew (SCO)
4
146
73
Sandra Changkija (USA)
4
146
73
Brianna Do (USA)
4
146
84
Mariah Stackhouse (USA)
5
147
84
Klara Spilkova (CZE)
5
147
84
Ayako Uehara (JPN)
5
147
84
Nicole Broch Larsen (DEN)
5
147
84
Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
5
147
84
Karolin Lampert (GER)
5
147
90
Danielle Kang (USA)
6
148
90
Sung Hyun Park (KOR)
6
148
90
Alana Uriell (USA) (a)
6
148
90
Kanyalak Preedasuttijit (THA)
6
148
90
Hae-Ran Ryu (KOR) (a)
6
148
90
Sarah Jane Smith (AUS)
6
148
90
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)
6
148
90
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (DEN)
6
148
98
Hee Young Park (KOR)
7
149
98
Beatriz Recari (ESP)
7
149
98
Haeji Kang (KOR)
7
149
98
Aditi Ashok (IND)
7
149
98
Lauren Coughlin (USA)
7
149
103
Madelene Sagstrom (SWE)
8
150
103
Kris Tamulis (USA)
8
150
103
Sakura Yokomine (JPN)
8
150
103
Meghan Maclaren (ENG)
8
150
103
Wichanee Meechai (THA)
8
150
103
Albane Valenzuela (SUI) (a)
8
150
103
Natalie Gulbis (USA)
8
150
103
Mi Jung Hur (KOR)
8
150
111
Celine Herbin (FRA)
9
151
111
Tiffany Joh (USA)
9
151
111
Yu Liu (CHN)
9
151
114
Mirim Lee (KOR)
10
152
115
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne (FRA)
12
154
115
Cydney Clanton (USA)
12
154
115
Laura Davies (ENG)
12
154
118
Annie Park (USA)
18
160
119
Caroline Inglis (USA)
-
WDN
119
Su Oh (AUS)
-
WDN