EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France – Stacy Lewis of the United States overcame a shaky start and signed for a 73 to stay in the lead after a rainy third day at the Evian Masters presented by Société Générale.
However, Inbee Park of Korea joined her at 11 under after a round of 70 on the Evian Masters Golf Course, while there are 14 players within three strokes of the lead going into the last round.
The 2006 event champion Karrie Webb, 2007 winner Natalie Gulbis and 17-year-old amateur Hyo Joo Kim sit just one shot off the lead.
They are only one clear of Cristie Kerr on nine under, while a further eight players are within three shots of the lead. They include Spanish Ladies European Tour rookie Carlota Ciganda, European Solheim Cup players Suzann Pettersen and Anna Nordqvist, the 2005 Evian Masters champion Paula Creamer, recent major champion Shanshan Feng of China and 2010 LET money list winner Lee-Anne Pace.
“That was one of the hardest days,” said Lewis, who was 14 under after 11 holes but slipped back into a five-way share of the lead at 10 under after a bogey at 14 was followed by a double bogey at the par-five 15th.
“I was pretty frustrated on the front nine and didn’t make anything. The wheels came off in the middle. I opened the door and I’m frustrated about that. I just have to work harder tomorrow.”