BREAKING NEWS
Police treating death of a man at his Rotorua home as suspicious ... Read more
Close

Lydia Ko stays in touch with leaders in Bahamas

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 11:04 26/01/2014
Lydia Ko
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.

Related Links

Change of clubs won't faze rookie Lydia Ko Lydia Ko ready to start her rookie LPGA season Lydia Ko turns down $1million shot at NZ Open Rookie Lydia Ko leads in LPGA season-opener Rookie Lydia Ko unruffled despite the changes Lydia Ko slips back in second round in Bahamas

Relevant offers

Golf

Jordan Spieth refreshed, ready to return after Masters meltdown Brian Stuard wins playoff to claim victory at the New Orleans Open Danny Lee midpack as rain contiues to plague PGA Tour event in New Orleans Tiger Woods draws closer to a return to top-flight tournament golf Danny Lee five off the lead at rain-hit Louisiana PGA golf tournament Atlanta Hawks finally find way to eliminate Boston Celtics PGA Tour: New Orleans Open leaderboard Patient Danny Lee produces exciting opening round in Louisiana New Zealand golfers make solid start to Queen Sirikit Cup Golf's wild man John Daly turns 50

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.  

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

If she is able to, when do you expect Lydia Ko to win her first major?

Next year, she's so close

She's still working towards it, within three years

It may be longer than we think, within five years

The expectation might be too much, maybe never

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content