Golf: Lydia Ko climbs leaderboard at Evian Championship

Lydia Ko.
Lydia Ko. Photo credit: Getty

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has climbed 15 places at the Evian Championship in France, but slipped further behind the overall leaders.

The 2015 winner carded a four-under 67 in her third round on Sunday (NZ time) as she jumped from 36th to 21st in the standings at the final women's golf major of the year.

But she now trails leaders Amy Olson and Sei Young Kim by 10 shots heading into the final round.

The 21-year-old started the round on the back nine and bogeyed on her third hole, the par-four 12th.

It was her only blemish however as she birdied the 16th and 17th holes, followed by another birdie on the sixth before finishing with an eagle.

American Olson holds a two-shot head atop the leaderboard on 14-under after a six-under 65 round.

Korea's Kim is in second place, at 12-under, with American Mo Martin a further two shots back in third.