There will be no fairy-tale three-peat for Lydia Ko, who was quickly becoming the darling of Canada.
After winning both the 2012 and 2013 Canadian Opens, the 17-year-old Kiwi came into the 2014 event in form and as one of the favourites.
But she yesterday trod water with an even par 72 at Ontario's London Hunt and Country Club and was due to start today's final round in a tie for 33rd, at five-under.
While Ko was a model of consistency with 16 pars, the leaders found birdies much easier to come by.
Ko was unable to string together a run of birdies despite hitting 16 of 18 greens on moving day.
She was to start this morning a whopping 15-shots behind leader, 2011 US Open champion So Yeon Ryu.
Ryu has recorded 21 birdies though 54-holes to be at 20-under par while Ko has made just nine through three days.
Ryu shot a third round, five-under 67 and has a four shot lead over Spain's Azahara Munoz (63) and fellow Korean Na Yeon Choi (66).
- Fairfax Media