There’s just something about the closing stretch at Evian Resort Golf Club that agrees with Minjee Lee.
With three rounds complete in the Amundi Evian Championship, she is a combined 9-under par on the finishing holes from Nos. 15-18, including a birdie at each on Saturday. The five-time LPGA Tour winner is -11 overall and in a tie for fourth.
“A couple of the tees were moved up today so we could go for it and have more chances for birdie,” said Lee, who recorded eight birdies this afternoon. “I just played those holes really well.
“The pin was on the front on the 16th, so it was only like a little 9-iron that gave me a birdie opportunity there. The 18th, obviously a par-5, and the 15th is a par-5, so you want to make birdies on those holes. It was nice to make birdies there to get momentum and keep it going. Just a good final [bogey-free] nine.”
In her seventh career start at the Amundi Evian Championship, Lee finds herself in contention as she is searching for her first top-10 finish in the major. The Australian has been drawing on past experiences in Evian-les-Bains, France, to climb the leaderboard this week and now hopefully make a Sunday charge.
“The course is in such great condition, like the grass is so nice and the putting surfaces are probably the best I’ve seen in my seven years here,” Lee said. “The more you play it, the better you know the course knowledge. So, the experiences definitely have been helping over the past three days. I feel like I have played well every day.”