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Kim Hyo-joo opens up one-stroke lead in France

27th July 2019, 16:02 by Neil Foster

Kim Hyo-joo leads by one shot after round three of the Evian Championship, with her fellow South Koreans dominating the leaderboard.

The 24-year-old mixed eight birdies with two bogeys for a six-under par 65 and, on -15, she is one stroke clear of Sung Hyun Park, whose round of 66 included four birdies, one eagle and just one bogey.

Ko Jin-young, 24, and 31-year-old Inbee Park share third place on -11 with rounds of 66 and 69 respectively while Lee Mi-hyang completes the quintet of South Koreans challenging for honours.

She is tied for fifth alongside China's Shanshan Feng, with just 18 holes to go at Evian-les-Bains.

The best-placed European is Sweden's Caroline Hedwall, with the 30-year-old signing for a 68 to reach -9 while four players - Chella Choi of South Korea, Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn plus US duo Megan Khang and Jennifer Kupcho - sit on -8 and have it all to do on Sunday to challenge for the trophy.

Bronte Law (-6) heads the English contingent, while compatriots Melissa Reid and Charley Hull are a further three strokes back.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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