Ko falls one short at Arkansas Championship
The low round of the tournament wasn't quite enough to help Lydia Ko win another LPGA Tour event.
The 17-year-old Kiwi this morning fired a six-under 65 at the US$2.3m Arkansas Championship, including picking up shots on three of her last four holes, to get to 11-under in the 54-hole tournament.
At the completion of her round, Ko held the lead by one from world No 1 Stacy Lewis.
Lewis, however, finished just as strongly as Ko and also shot 65, to get to 12-under. Like Ko, Lewis birdied the 15th, 17th and 18th holes.
Ko finished in a tie for second with American Cristie Kerr who missed a chance at forcing a playoff with Lewis by only making a par on the last.
This morning's 65 was Ko's best round of the event, but the 17-year-old world No 3 has been a model of consistency all week, making just one bogey.
Ko's tie for second is expected to lift her from sixth in the LPGA Tour points race, into third.