Lydia Ko stays in touch with leaders in Bahamas

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 11:04 26/01/2014
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STILL IN CONTENTION: Lydia Ko shot a two-under 71 in her third round at the Bahamas Golf Open to be 10-under par for the tournament.

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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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