Jutanugarn charges into Evian Championship lead

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Moriya Jutanugarn's impressive year continued at the Evian Championship on Saturday as she moved in sight of her first LPGA title and maiden major success.

The 23-year-old has been in contention on numerous occasions during the season but has fallen short of titles, something she will hope to change in France after a three-under 68 in round two.

Should she hold onto her position and win the tournament on Sunday, Jutanugarn would join her sister Ariya as a major winner - a feat that would see them become the first sisters to achieve that accomplishment.

Jutanugarn shot to the top of the leaderboard with one round to play - the tournament having been reduced to 54 holes after heavy rain on day one - despite a bogey at the second, the Thai going on to collect five birdies on her way home - another dropped shot at the 13th her only other blemish.

It leaves her one-shot clear of the field heading into Sunday, Ayako Uehara her nearest challenger one back at eight under.

Uehara enjoyed a sensational day in Evian-les-Bains as she signed for a 66, the Japanese picking up five shots to charge six places up the standings.

Katherine Kirk occupies third place on seven under after following up her 66 on Friday with a round of 69 that included three birdies in her final five holes.

Overnight leader Park Sung-hyun tumbled down the order with a disappointing 73 - five bogeys hampering her progress as she joined Lydia Ko and Kim In-kyung three shots off the pace.

A further shot adrift is Jennifer Song after the round of the day in France, the American carding an error-free 65 to climb an impressive 46 places and leave her in contention for the title.