Golf: Thai Jutanugarn moves one ahead at Kingsmill, world No. 1 Ko is six behind

Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand hits her tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Kingsmill Championship.
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand hits her tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Kingsmill Championship. PHOTO: AFP

WILLIAMSBURG (Virginia) (REUTERS) - Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn birdied three of the last six holes to break clear of a tightly bunched leaderboard in Saturday's third round of the Kingsmill Championship.

Two weeks after winning her first LPGA Tour title at the Yokohama Tyre LPGA Classic in Alabama, the 20-year-old fired a flawless six-under 65 on the rain-softened River Course at Kingsmill Resort.

The fast-finishing Thai birdied the 13th, 14th and 17th to post a 10-under total of 203, ending the day a stroke in front of South Korean Chun In Gee (62), Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum (65) and second-round leader Ryu So Yeon of South Korea (69).

New Zealand's world No. 1 Lydia Ko was six strokes off the pace after carding a second successive 68.