Evian Championship: In Gee Chun leads by four shots as record beckons

In Gee Chun
In Gee Chun's first major victory came at the 2015 US Open in San Martin, California
Evian Championship, third round
-19: Chun (Kor); -15 Park (Kor) ; -13 Feng (Chn); -12 Ryu (Kor); -10 Kim (Kor)
Selected others:-5: Ewart Shadoff (Eng); +1 Hull (Eng); +2 Matthew (Sco)
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South Korea's In Gee Chun established a four-shot lead after the third round of the Evian Championship to remain on course for her second career major.

The 22-year-old, who won the 2015 US Open, shot a six-under-par 65 to pull clear of compatriot Sung Hyun Park, who signed for a 67.

Chun had six birdies and an eagle for the round, her only blot a double bogey on the ninth hole.

At 19 under, she could now record the lowest ever 72-hole score at a major.

Sweden's Henrik Stenson and Australian Jason Day jointly hold the major record at 20 under.

The women's record of 19 under is shared by four players.

"The game plan for tomorrow [Sunday] is just to keep doing the same thing," said Chun, who is in her first year on the LPGA Tour.

"I'm not going to think about winning. I just want to keep enjoying what I am doing."

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