Ko falls one short at Arkansas Championship

Last updated 08:07 30/06/2014
Lydia Ko
IN FORM: Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has time on her side as she looks to win her first major.

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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.

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