Lowest pro round rockets Ko into contention

FRED WOODCOCK
Last updated 10:03 08/06/2014
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ON FIRE: Lydia Ko has fired a seven-under par 64 to climb from a share of 19th to fifth ahead of tomorrow’s final round at the latest LPGA Tour event in Canada.

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Lydia Ko has fired her lowest round as a professional to rocket into contention at the LPGA Tour event in Waterloo, Ontario.

Ko carded seven birdies without a blemish in today's third round, making the biggest of moves on moving day with a seven-under par 64 to climb from a share of 19th to fifth ahead of tomorrow's final round.

The 17-year-old Kiwi was well out of contention after an even-par 71 in the first round but followed a second round 67 with her lowest round of the season to get in the mix for a second win of the year.

At 11-under par she is four shots behind China's Shanshan Feng, who has been near flawless all week with scores of 66, 65 and 67 to get to 15-under.

Korean Inbee Park and American Michelle Wie are second at 13-under, with American Cristie Kerr (12-under) the only other player ahead of Ko.

The big thing for Ko is that there's only one player out front; a group of three or four players four shots ahead would make a comeback much tougher.

Ko birdied all three par-fives and picked up the same number of shots at par-fours, adding a birdie at one of the four par-threes to complete the lowest third round of the 79 players who made the cut.

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