Golf: Lydia Ko claims lead after round three of Tournament of Champions

Lydia Ko continues her quest for a 16th LPGA victory by shooting a five under par in the third round of the Tournament of Champions in Florida.

The 21-year-old fired a bogey-free 66 - which featured five birdies - to sit in a share for the lead on 13-under.

Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko. Photo credit: Image: Getty

Ko is tied with South Korea's Eun-Hee Ji, who also carded a five under 66, are one shot ahead of Canadian Brooke Henderson.

The former world number one is in search for her first victory since the Mediheal Championship in April 2018.

The signs are encouraging for Ko, who looks on top of her game early on in the new season, posting 16 birdies and three bogeys through the first three rounds at the Tranquilo Golf Course this week.

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