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Posted: Sep 12, 2015 6:32 PM

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — South Korea's Mi Hyang Lee kept the lead in stormy conditions Saturday in the Evian Championship, and New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko remained in contention to become the youngest player to win a major.

Lee shot 1-under 70 to reach 10-under 203. American Lexi Thompson was a stroke back after a 66.

Lee was paired with Morgan Pressel (71), and they went toe to toe until the par-4 18th hole, when the American made a double bogey after hitting her second shot in water.

They played their final six holes in rain, wind and gloom.

Pressel had a 71 to drop into a tie for third with Ko at 8 under. The 18-year-old Ko shot a 67 and is pursuing her last chance to become the youngest major woman. If she wins, Ko will surpass Pressel, who won the Kraft Nabisco Championship at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days in 2007.

WALKER CUP

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (AP) — Jimmy Mullen and Gavin Moynihan each earned two points to help Britain and Ireland take a 7-5 lead over the United States in the Walker Cup matches Royal Lytham and St Annes.

Mullen teamed with Ashley Chesters to beat Maverick McNealy and Hunter Stewart 3 and 2 in morning foursomes, then topped Denny McCarthy 2 up in the afternoon singles. Moynihan and Jack Hume beat Lee McCoy and Mike McCoy 3 and 2, and Moynihan defeated Jordan Niegrugge 4 and 2.

Beau Hossler was undefeated for the United States, teaming with Denny McCarthy to beat Paul Dunne and Gary Hurley 3 and 1, and topping Hume 1 up.

On Sunday, the amateur event will close with morning foursomes matches and 10 afternoon singles matches. The U.S. leads the series 35-8-1, going 7-6 in the last 13.

HOTEL FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIP

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — South Korea's D.H. Lee shot a 6-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead over India's Anirban Lahiri in the Web.com Tour Finals-opening Hotel Fitness Championship.

Lee had seven birdies and a bogey to reach 15-under 201. He finished 15th on the Web.com 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.

Lahiri, the first Indian player to qualify for the International Presidents Cup team, had a 70.

The series features the top 75 players from the Web.com 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.

The top 25 players on Web.com 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.

KLM OPEN

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — England's Lee Slattery and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello each shot 7-under 63 to share the third-round lead in the KLM Open.

Cabrera-Bello had an eagle, six birdies and bogey on the front nine, then parred the final nine hole at Kennemer. Slattery, the Russian Open winner last week, also had an eagle, six birdies and a bogey to reach 16-under 194. Scotland's Paul Lawrie was a stroke back, also after a 63.