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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 8:52 PM

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee shot a 4-under 67 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the Evian Championship, the last of the LPGA Tour's five majors.

The 22-year-old Lee had a 9-under 133 total. She won the Mizuno Classic last year in Japan for her lone LPGA Tour title.

Pressel had eight birdies in a 65. Lexi Thompson, Pressel's U.S. Solheim Cup teammate who shared the lead with Lee at 5 under after the opening round, dropped five strokes back with a 72.

China's Shanshan Feng was third at 6 under after a 68. Second-ranked Lydia Ko (69) was 4 under along with Thompson, Amy Yang (66), I.K. Kim (67), Ilhee Lee (67) and Pornanong Phatlum (71).

Top-ranked Inbee Park was 1 under after a 69, and Karrie Webb was 3 over after a 74.

Webb is attempting to win her sixth different major championship, and Park is trying to join Webb with a record five. Park has two major victories this year — the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and Ricoh Women's British Open — and four overall titles. Webb and Park won the event before it became a major, Webb in 2006 and Park in 2012.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Jamie Lovemark shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 in rainy conditions to take a one-stroke lead over Anirban Lahiri in the Tour Finals-opening Hotel Fitness Championship.

Lovemark finished 12th on the Tour regular-season money list to earn a 2015-16 PGA Tour card and is playing the four-event series in a bid to improve his tour priority status.

The former Southern California had an 11-under 133 total

Lahiri, the first Indian player to qualify for the International Presidents Cup team, bogeyed the final hole for a 65. Ranked 40th in the world, he tied for fifth in the PGA Championship.

The series features the top 75 players from the Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 from the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members of the tour such as Lahiri who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.

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The top 25 players on regular-season money list earned 2015-16 PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals and the final leader getting a spot in The Players Championship. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the series.


ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — England's Matthew Fitzpatrick missed a chance for the first 59 in European Tour history, and Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen shot his second staight 6-under 64 to take the second-round lead in the KLM Open.

Fitzpatrick settled for a 60 after leaving a birdie putt just short on the final hole. He was tied for fifth at 9 under. Kjeldsen, the Irish Open winner this season, had a one-stroke lead over England's David Horsey (66) and Wade Ormsby (68).