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Brooke Henderson will carry a two-shot
lead into the final round of the 2022 Evian Championship in search of
her second major championship.

Henderson, whose first major triumph
came in the 2016 Women’s PGA Championship, shot a three-under 68 in
Saturday’s third round at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France. She
carded back-to-back 64s to open the tournament.

Here’s a look at the top of the leaderboard with
18 holes to play:

  • 1. Brooke Henderson (-17)
  • 2. So Yeon Ryu (-15)
  • 3. Sophia Schubert (-13)
  • T-4. Carlota Ciganda (-12)
  • T-4. Sei Young Kim (-12)

Henderson entered the event in good
form. She’d finished no worse than 16th in any of her past four
tournaments dating back to early June, highlighted by her 11th career
LPGA Tour victory in the ShopRite LPGA Classic last month.

She’s carried that strong play to
France, where she’s tallied an eagle, 18 birdies and just three
bogeys through the first three rounds.

LPGA @LPGA

.@BrookeHenderson has her foot on the gas.

Another birdie for the @EvianChamp leader and she leads by 5 🙌

Watch now on CNBC and TSN3! pic.twitter.com/Vk0mewfB9M

“It wasn’t my best today, but I
really hung in there when I needed to, which feels nice,” Henderson
told reporters. “Was able to birdie a couple of the par-fives at
least, which is good. I had a lot of good birdie looks, too, which is
all you can really ask for.”

Ryu, 32, will play in the final group
alongside Henderson on Sunday with hopes of a comeback for her third
major championship.

She won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open for her first
LPGA Tour victory after some prior success on the LPGA of Korea Tour, and then she added the 2017 ANA Inspiration title.

Ryu birdied each of her first two holes
Saturday to spark a six-under 65.

LPGA @LPGA

.@1soyeonryu is closing in.

After her 7th birdie of the day, she moves within three of the lead! 👀 pic.twitter.com/kq8eBU9nDw

Albane Valenzuela posted the day’s best
round, a seven-under 64, to vault her from 30th place into a tie for
11th at 10 under par. She posted eight birdies
and a bogey.

The 24-year-old Stanford product would
need another super-low round to chase down the leaders Sunday, but
she’s on pace to post her best major result. She’s never finished
better than 24th in one of the LPGA’s five premier events.

Golf Channel @GolfChannel

Albane Valenzuela finishes her third round at the @EvianChamp with this par putt at the 18th.

Coverage of the tournament continues live on @CNBC and @peacockTV at 9 AM ET. pic.twitter.com/U6XOZ1zZ35

Television coverage of the final round
starts Sunday at 5: 30 a.m. ET on Golf Channel before switching over
to CNBC at 9 a.m. ET for the conclusion of the tournament.

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