Lydia Ko stays in touch with leaders in Bahamas
Lydia Ko remains in contention, but wasn't able to shoot as low as some on moving day at the Bahamas Golf Open.
The 16-year-old rookie shot a two-under 71 in her third round at the Ocean Club Golf Course to be 10-under for the US$1.3 million (NZ$1.56m) tournament and in a tie for eighth.
The Kiwi world No 4 is five shots behind Korean leader Na Yeon Choi who was one of four players to shoot a seven-under 66.
Ko was in a tie for sixth with the last two players on the course, second round leader Jessica Korda and playing partner Paula Creamer.
But both eagled the par-five 18th to move past Ko.
Ko started well, but couldn't make birdies and parred the opening six holes of her round.
She picked a shot up on seven, gave it straight back on eight then birdied nine to turn one-under.
A birdie three on 13 had her at two under for the round and 10-under for the tournament.
She hit 16 of the 18 greens in regulation, but had 31 putts - more than her opening two rounds (28 and 29) - and missed a short birdie put on the 18th.
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