Live updates: LPGA Tour LOTTE Championship - Lydia Ko's final round from Hawaii

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Lydia Ko -28 (finished)
Inbee Park -21 (finished)
Sei Young Kim -21 (finished)
Nelly Korda -21 (finished)
Leona Maguire -21 (finished)


Korda putts just wide, she taps in for par, but that's not what we're waiting for.

Lydia Ko to finish, a short putt for par, and there it is!!!


Ko for birdie on the 18th, a long way out. The birdie putt stops just short, so we'll have to wait for Korda's!


Ko is 104 yards away with her second shot, and finds the green alongside Korda. It'll be a tough birdie putt to finish, but Ko's so far in front that it (hopefully) won't matter.


Here we go then! The final hole. Barring disaster, Lydia Ko will close this out in style.

Korda tees off first, and sends the ball straight down the fairway.

Ko's up second, and does the same - huge smiles from the Kiwi now.


Ko lines up her third shot, and will have a tap-in for birdie! Excellent placement.

Korda meanwhile will putt for eagle, she misses, but taps home for birdie.

As does Ko, moving her to -28.


Beautifully done by Ko with her second shot, right down the fairway.

Korda finds the green, and will have an eagle putt. 


Korda will tee off first on the 17th, a 474 yard par five. Korda finds the fairway.

Ko drags to the left, but appears to stay out of any trouble.


Ko putting for birdie, and she comes up just short, but will have a tap-in for par.

Korda has her birdie putt now, but can't make it. Both settle for par.


Korda tees off first on the 16th, a par three, and she's set herself up brilliantly for a birdie.

Ko's tee shot isn't as good, and she'll have a long putt for birdie.


Ko's third shot - and she goes so close to the pin with a chip! She taps in for a brilliantly saved par. Three holes to go.

Korda for birdie, and she's got it to move back to -20.


Second shot on the 15th for Ko, and it ends up in the rough. Korda meanwhile has a great chance for birdie.


Ko tees off on the 15th - a par four - and it bounces off the fairway. 


Ko putting for another birdie, and she's sunk another one! She moves to -27 for the tournament with four holes to play.

Korda makes birdie too.


Ko's third, and she'll want to chip for the pin. She goes so close! The ball creeps past the hole, but Ko will have a great chance for another birdie.

Korda follows up out of the bunker, and she's given herself a great chance for birdie.


Ko's second shot proves she's human after all, and misses the green.

Korda's second finished in the bunker.


Ko to start her 14th - a par five - and it's on the fairway.

Korda does the same.


Ko lines up what would be an incredible birdie putt, and it just fades left of the hole. Easy enough chance for par though - and is.

Korda has the chance for bogey, and makes it.


Korda's third shot is out of the bunker, but keeps rolling further and further past the hole, before going off the green entirely. Korda tries to save par, and gets close to the hole, but will have to settle for another bogey. 

You'd have to think that's her title chance gone.


Korda from the bunker, but she can't find the green with her second shot, straight into another bunker. Ko's second shot is on the green, but she'll have to sink her putt from a long way for birdie.

Ko's all smiles at the moment too!


Slight delay for Ko and Korda to start on the 13th, with Saso and Maguire a bit slower in front of them.

We're ready now though, as Ko nails her tee shot onto the fairway. What can Korda do? She finds the sand. It's just not been Korda's day.


Korda's attempt for birdie, but she can only get close to the hole after her initial approach. Korda can't save par, forced to settle for bogey.

Ko lines up her birdie putt, and she sinks it! She moves to -26.


Ko will tee off on the 12th, another par three. Brilliant, Ko will have another chance at a birdie here after a stunning first shot.

What can Korda do? She finds the edge of the green, towards the rough.


Korda's birdie putt coming up, she's yet to make one today - but she does now! Korda moves to -20 and back into outright second place.

Can Ko keep her at bay though? She does! Another birdie and the lead stays at five shots.


Lydia Ko, you beauty. Her second shot is within touching distance of the pin, and she'll have arguably her best birdie chance of the day.

Korda also finds the green, but will have a longer putt.


Eleventh hole coming up, par four.

Ko finds the fairway off the tee, and Korda does the same.


Korda misses her birdie attempt, and makes par.

Ko will have a chance to go further in front if she can sink this - and she does! That's a five shot lead!


Korda is first up and lands her approach in the centre of the green. Will be a tough put. 

Ko is dialled in and gives herself another opportunity to extend her lead.

Both will have putts for birdie.


Lydia Ko will start her back nine, four shots clear of the chasing pack. Par four, and she just keeps her tee shot on the fairway.

Korda battling to stay in contention, and she does very well off the tee.


Korda's third shot, can she make birdie? No! She misses to the left of the hole.

Ko up now, looking for a four shot lead, and gets it! Another birdie for the Kiwi.

Korda makes par.


Korda up next with her second shot, and finds the green. 

What can Ko follow up with? An excellent shot that has the ball spin back towards the hole, and puts her in a great position for a birdie!


Ko to tee off on the ninth, a par four. Safely on the fairway.

Korda follows up, she's birdied this hole in every round so far. She also finds the fairway.


Korda misses her putt for par! She drops back to 19 and into a five-way tie for second.

Ko taps in for par.


Korda to try and chip in for birdie with her second shot. She does well to get close to the hole, and will have a decent chance to save par.

Ko for birdie here - and she's so close! No cigar though, she'll have a tap in for par.


Ko lines up her first shot of the eight, a 181-yard par three. She finds the green, but will have to sink the putt from a decent way out for birdie.

Korda now. She finds the rough off the tee.


Ko will have the first putt, for a birdie and a three-shot lead. The ball kisses the rim of the cup and rolls out. 

Big chance for Korda to cut the lead to just a shot now, but she can't sink her birdie attempt either. She settles for par.

Ko to match from slightly further out, and does. 


Korda's third shot is good, she's close to the pin. She'll have a very good chance for birdie.

Ko's up next, as her third effort teases the hole as it rolls past. 


Ko's second on the seventh coming up, she's 257 yards from the pin. Hearty connection, but bounces off the edge of the green.

Korda, 251 yards away, finds the rough with her second attempt.


Ko to start on the seventh, a par five - 515 yards. She finds the fairway.

Korda does the same.


Korda has a chance for birdie, but can't sink it, settles for par.

Huge chance for Ko to move even further in front now. She just misses, but settles for par.


Korda has the second shot, 100 yards away from the hole. She finds the green.

Ko up next, 89 yards away, and gets herself into a great position for another birdie. 


Sixth hole, par four. 

Ko's first up, and it's a great shot. Finds the fairway and keeps bouncing closer to the green.

Korda follows, and produces a similar result.


Ko will have the first put, a birdie here could take her three shots clear of Korda - but it dribbles to the left of the pin. Ko taps in for par.

Chance for Korda to make up some ground with her birdie putt, but she can't find the hole either as the ball keeps rolling past. Korda taps in for par.


Fifth hole coming up, a par three. 

Ko to get things started, she hits the green, but will have a decent putt on her hands for a birdie.

Korda follows, and also finds the green. She'll have a similar distance to putt for birdie.


Ko to try and save par, this will be tough. And she's only gone and done it!

Excellent from Lydia Ko!


Ko's third shot on the fourth, and she's on the edge of the green. She'll have a difficult attempt just to save par. 

Korda can birdie here and put real pressure on Ko, but her putt is just short, she taps in for par.


Korda's second shot on the fourth, 132 yards away, and she recovers brilliantly. She'll have a decent chance for birdie. 

Here's Ko's second shot, 90 yards away. She hits the edge of the green and bounces away back onto the fairway!

This'll be a great chance for Korda to make up some ground.


Fourth hole, another par four. Ko up first again. The Kiwi finds the fairway, and gets a good bounce and roll.

Korda to follow, and she's not done so well, landing comfortably in the rough. Advantage Ko.


Korda will putt for birdie, but goes right of the hole and taps in for par.

Ko can push her lead out to two shots here, and does! First birdie of the day for Lydia!


Ko's second shot on the third coming up, 101 yards away from the hole. She's done brilliantly, just feet away from the hole, with a very good chance for birdie to come!

Korda to follow, 92 yards away, she finds the green as well, but will have a more difficult chance for birdie.


To the third hole then, Ko up first. Par four.

It's a beauty from the Kiwi, but Korda matches her, and probably edges into a slight lead.


Ko will have the first putt of the second hole, still further back than Korda. Her effort stays left of the hole, but will have a chance for par.

Korda can take the lead with her third shot, but the ball fades to the right. Korda taps in for par.

Can Ko save par to match her? She does! The Kiwi holds her one shot lead after two holes.


Ko's up again, 107 yards away from the pin, with her second shot. She finds the green, but will have a hefty putt for birdie.

Korda meanwhile is only 63 yards away. The ball plugs and rolls away from the pin. Both players will have tricky attempts for birdie.


Ko fades right again to start the second hole, a par four. Korda goes straight and long again with another good drive.


Ko putting for birdie to start the day, but she pushes it just to the left of the first hole.

Korda can move into a share of the lead if she can sink her putt, but she's just short!

Both will settle for par.


Third shot coming up for Ko. She's in chipping distance of the green, and could set herself up for a birdie putt. The ball dribbles past the hole, but the Kiwi is in a decent zone to putt from.

Korda gets out of the sand, and will also have a chance for birdie.


Ko's second shot now, and she recovers well to find the fairway. 

Korda up with her second now, and she ends up in the sand. 


Lydia Ko will tee off ahead of Korda on the first hole, a par five. The Kiwi's first effort goes right and ends up in the rough.

Korda follows and belts it right down the middle, settling on the fairway.


Good morning! The playing pair of Yuka Saso and and Leona Maguire have just begun their final round. Lydia Ko is currently going through her final practice before she tees off shortly.


Kia ora, welcome to Newshub's live updates of the Lydia Ko's final round at the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii. 

Ko comes into her final 18 holes with a one shot lead over American Nelly Korda, as she looks for her first title since the Mediheal Championship, which she won in a playoff back in April, 2018. 

The world No.11 has been in hot form over the past fortnight to finish second at the year's first Major - the ANA Inspiration.

Ko has been at her scintillating best this week, as she has shown off her terrific iron and putting skills to see her sit at 21-under par. 

The 23-year-old started the tournament with five-under 67 with six birdies and the one bogey to have her in a share of seventh. 

Ko turned on the style in the second round as she carded a blemish-free nine-under 63 to have her two shots off the lead and in second place. 

The Kiwi's hot form continued with seven more birdies on moving day to send her into the lead by one shot.

Ko will be in the final group of the day, which tees off at 11:15am (NZ time), along with her closest rival Korda. Philippino Yuka Saso sits four shots behind Ko, while Ireland's Leona Magurie is a further shot back.