Olson takes 2-shot lead after 3rd round of Evian
Chasing a first major title for herself, and a first for American women this season, Amy Olson fired a bogey-free 65 to take a twoshot lead after the Evian Championship third round on Saturday.
Olson broke clear to post a 14-under 199 total after twice being in a fourway share of the lead at the sun-soaked Evian Resort Golf Club.
An eagle at the par-5 9th first took her clear, and she added three birdies on the back nine to stretch her lead over Sei Young Kim.
Kim carded 64, flashing the form that set a U.S. LPGA Tour record 31-under winning total at the Thornberry Creek Classic in July. Mo Martin, a former Women’s British Open winner, was two shots back at 10 under.
Scott McCarron shot a 9-under 63 at Warwick Hills for a share of The Ally Challenge lead with Tom Lehman and Jeff Maggert.
Mark O’Meara had a 64 to join Tom Byrum (66), Paul Broadhurst (68) and Esteban Toledo (69) at 9 under.