Ko leading after third round

Author
NZ Herald Staff,
Section
Golf,
Publish Date
Sunday, 29 April 2018, 1:51PM
Ko has a one-shot lead as she chases her first win since July 2016. (Photo: Getty Images)
Ko has a one-shot lead as she chases her first win since July 2016. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lydia Ko holds the outright lead after the third round at the LPGA Mediheal Championship as she chases her first win since July 2016.

Ko has a one-shot lead at 11-under on the back of a five-under round of 67 for her third round on Sunday at the Lake Merced Golf Club in California.

Consecutive birdies on 15 and 16, including a terrific up and down on the par-five 15th, placed her one stroke ahead of American Jessica Korda, who was playing in the group behind her. Australian Minjee Lee is third at eight-under.

Ko has been solid if unspectacular at her last four tournaments, finishing between 19th to 33rd, but the world number 18's title drought stretches back to July 2016.