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Declarations, snippets, memories, stats: a day at The Evian Championship with some of the champions

Amy Olson on getting revenge

“It really took me a few days to accept my defeat last year on the final hole. And it still hurts sometimes. Obviously every time I compete in Evian now, I'll try to make things go my way, not like last year.”

Mi Hyang Lee played two birdies and an eagle on the last three holes to become the sole leader on 10-under:

“Yesterday my only bogey of the day was on 18. Today, the tee was a little further forward, the chances for birdie were pretty good. I placed my second shot 20 feet to the right of the pin. And my eagle putt was not too complicated.”

The “Pink Panther”, a champion's touch

Paula Creamer, the Evian champion 2005, was back in the spotlight on the Savoyard course on Thursday. The last noteworthy performance by the American at a major dates back to 2014 when when finished 7th in Evian.

 

Stanford with a touch of the blues

“Job security and golf are pretty contradictory”, wittily said defending champion Angela Stanford in her pre-tournament press conference. Nevertheless, thanks to her success last year in Evian, the American player, who is currently struggling and does not go through to the weekend, benefits from an LPGA exemption until 2023. She therefore still has some time left to return to her best form.

Number of the day: 64

The best score of the day, the same as yesterday, by Hyo Joo Him, now just one shot off the lead.

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