Can Amy Olson become the first American to win an LPGA major this season? Can anyone from a sizable chase pack catch her on Sunday? Here’s everything you need to know from the third round of the Evian Championship.
Who’s winning? With one lap ’round Evian Resort Golf Club to go, American Amy Olson is out in front by two. Her spectacular bogey-free Saturday six-under 65 included an eagle at No. 9 and three birdies coming home.
“I really enjoyed (the nerves), that means I care, right?” Olson told LPGA.com. She has never won a major but was in the final group at this year’s ANA; a final-round 72 left her T9.
Who’s chasing? South Korea’s Sei Young Kim played one of the rounds of the day, carding seven birdies en route to a near-flawless 64. She holds second place alone at 12 under.
American Mo Martin sits in solo third at 10 under. Americans Angela Stanford (-9, T4), Ryann O’Toole (-8, T7) and Austin Ernst (-8, T7) are also in the top 10. Puerto Rico’s Maria Torres fell out of the lead with a 72 and sits in a share of 11th, seven shots behind.
Shot of the day:
— LPGA (@LPGA) September 15, 2018
Olson’s eagle at No. 9 gave her the outright lead. Now she just has to preserve it.
Photo of the day:
Evian Resort overlooks Lake Geneva and, well, there’s not much else to add.
Quote of the day: Golf Channel’s Judy Rankin noted the close relationships between this year’s major winners and their caddies; Olson’s brother is on the bag this week. “Pernilla Lindberg had her fiancé on the bag when she won [the ANA Inspiration]. Georgia Hall had her dad on the bag when she won [Ricoh Women’s British Open]. Amy Olson has this close relationship with her brother, and she is poised to win.”
How can I watch?
Final-round TV coverage of the Evian is available on Sunday:
Golf Channel: 4:30-10 a.m. ET
NBC: 2:30-4 p.m. (Tape-delayed)