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Georgia Hall five back as Amy Olson leads Evian Championship

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Hall is looking to add to her Women’s British Open triumph

England’s Georgia Hall will head into the final round of the Evian Championship five shots behind leader Amy Olson after carding another 68 on Saturday.

Hall, looking to add to her Women’s British Open triumph for back-to-back major wins, started the day two strokes off the lead and went on to register five birdies plus two bogeys en route to matching the score she had got on both Thursday and Friday.

Olson is on 14 under after posting a blemish-free 65, two shots clear of Sei-young Kim of South Korea, while her fellow American Mo Martin is third on 10 under.

Hall is one of three players tied in fourth place, along with South Korea’s Inbee Park and American Angela Stanford.

The 22-year-old from Dorset said on Sky Sports: “It was a bit up and down. I had a good front nine and holed some good putts, and then I missed some putts on the back nine.

“I’m playing really well at the moment and hopefully I can have a low one tomorrow.

“I think I’ve had some putts every day that have just missed, like a lot of players, but I think I’m in with a good chance tomorrow and four, five shots isn’t that much around this golf course. I’ll play smart hopefully.”

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Hall birdied the third, seventh, ninth and 10th, before bogeying the 12th.

She bounced back with another birdie on the 13th, then dropped a shot again on the 14th and finished with four pars.

Olson, having had a share of the lead overnight, became outright leader as she posted a birdie at the first and then added three more after an eagle at the ninth.

Hall’s compatriot Charley Hull is in a share 21st, 10 shots off the lead, having shot 70 on Saturday.

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