Hole-in-one puts Lydia Ko in contention

Author
Brenton Vannisselroy,
Publish Date
Sat, 20 Aug 2016, 9:17AM
Ko celebrates with her caddie Jason Hamilton (Getty Images)
Ko celebrates with her caddie Jason Hamilton (Getty Images)

Hole-in-one puts Lydia Ko in contention

Author
Brenton Vannisselroy,
Publish Date
Sat, 20 Aug 2016, 9:17AM

A blemish-free third round has put Lydia Ko in a podium position after three rounds of the women’s Olympic golf tournament.

She’s carded a six-under par 65 to leap into a tie for second at nine-under.

Ko picked up six shots on her front nine, highlighted by her first career hole in one at the eighth.

She says it feels like she’s shot a 10-under par round as everything was falling into place.

Lydia Ko is tied for second with American Gerina Pillar, two shots behind the leader, South Korea’s Inbee Park.