Golf: Kiwi Lydia Ko remains in hunt for drought-breaking title victory in Orlando

  • 28/02/2021

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is still in the hunt at the Gainbridge LPGA tournament in Orlando, despite slipping down the leaderboard on Sunday (NZ time)

Atop the leaderboard after the opening two rounds, Ko shot an even-par 72 to fall to a share of third place at 10-under, three shots behind American Nelly Korda.

The 23-year-old's third round started strongly, with birdies on holes two and three, before a double bogey on the 11th saw her concede the lead.

Korda leads at 13-under, after her four-under 68, with Thailand's Patty Tavatanakit is a shot back from the American.

Ko is trying to snap a tour victory drought that stretches back almost three years, as the former No.1 looks to regain her place among the elite of women's golf.