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Mi Hyang Lee retains one-shot lead over Thompson ahead of final round at Evian Championship

  • Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, plays a shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, plays a shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, lines up a ball on the fourth hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Mi Hyang Lee, of South Korea, lines up a ball on the fourth hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lexi Thompson, of USA, plays on the third hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Lexi Thompson, of USA, plays on the third hole during the third round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)  (The Associated Press)

Mi Hyang Lee retained the lead at the Evian Championship in difficult weather in the third round of the final major of the season on Saturday.

Lee was paired with Morgan Pressel, and they went toe to toe until the par-4 18th hole, when the American double-bogeyed after landing her second shot into a pond.

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

Lee shot 1-under 70 for a 10-under total of 203, while Pressel dropped to third place, two shots off the pace.

Lee has a one-shot lead over American Lexi Thompson, who carded a 5-under 66.

Only five shots separate the 10 best players heading into the final round.