Golf: Kiwi teen star Ko grabs LPGA Founders Cup lead entering final round
Published on Mar 23, 2014 3:38 PM
PHOENIX (AFP) - New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko fired a five-under par 67 on Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA Founders Cup.
The South Korean-born world No.4, seeking her first professional LPGA title, stood on 16-under par 200 after 54 holes at Wildfire Golf Club.
Jessica Korda, the 21-year-old US daughter of retired tennis star Petr Korda; and South Korean rookie Mirim Lee, in her third LPGA event and US debut; shared second on 201, with South Korean Yoo Sun Young another shot back.
Ko, 16, won back-to-back LPGA Canadian Women's Open titles as an amateur and could have another breakthrough two weeks before the first women's major event of the year, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
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