Pressel doubles 18; M.H. Lee leads Evian by one


Mi Hyang Lee finished the day the way she began it – with a one-shot lead. But now she has several big names in the rearview mirror at the Evian Championship:

Leaderboard: Mi Hyang Lee (-10), Lexi Thompson (-9), Morgan Pressel (-8), Lydia Ko (-8), Shanshan Feng (-7), Nicole Broch Larsen (-7), Amy Yang (-7)

What it means: Lee kept her one-shot advantage on a rainy day at the Evian thanks to a late mistake by Pressel. Sunday could be even more challenging with heavy rain expected, and marquee names like Thompson, Ko and Pressel chasing from behind. Lee will be looking for her first major and second LPGA title after breaking through last year at the Mizuno Classic.

Round of the day:  Lee-Anne Pace vaulted 22 spots on the leaderboard with seven birdies and one bogey for a 6-under 65.

Best of the rest: Thompson made four birdies on the back nine on her way to a 5-under 66 and a spot in Sunday's final pairing. Thompson won her first major last year at the ANA Inspiration (Dinah Shore for purists), and she added her fifth LPGA title in July at the Meijer Classic.

Biggest disappointment:  None of the contenders were over par in Round 3, so Pressel gets the nod after making a questionable decision on the 18th hole. Tied for the lead, Pressel tried to reach the green with a hybrid out of the wet rough but found the water. It led to a double bogey and now she'll have to rally on Sunday for a chance at her second major title.

Main storyline heading into Sunday:  The weather was the story late on Saturday, and it's already impacting the final round. The forecast calls for a small window of dry weather, so players will be sent off on Nos. 1 and 10 in hopes of finishing the fifth and final major of the year on time before several players head over to Germany for next week's Solheim Cup.