Golf: Miracle shot highlights Lydia Ko's third round at HSBC Women's World Championship to see three shots back of leaders

Kiwi Lydia Ko has slipped back into contention at the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore with a miracle 'in-off' shot on the final hole. 

Ko finished an inconsistent day in style with an incredible iron shot that ricocheted off her playing partner's ball and rolled in for an eagle two on the par-four 18th.

That capped off a third round that threatened to slip her out of contention, before the last-minute heroics brought her right back into the mix and only three shots off the lead

Ko started the day in a share of seventh at seven-under par and began her round with birdies at the par-four second and the par-three fourth. 

The 24-year-old finished her front nine with a bogey at seven, then rebounded with a birdie at eight to end her opening nine holes at nine-under, five shots off the lead. 

The Kiwi produced a more consistent back nine with five straight pars, before her only blemish came at the par-five 16. 

After a par at 17, Ko came to her final hole needing a positive finish and did just that. After a cracking drive, she nailed her iron shot to ricochet off her playing partner's ball and trickle in for a three-under 69. 

The world No.7 is in a three-way tie for fifth with Koreans In Gee Chun and So Yeon Ryu, four shots behind Chinese leader Xiyu Lin at 14 under.

Aussie Hannah Green and Korean Inbee Park sit a stroke back in second. 

Ko is looking for her second title in three tournaments, after winning the Lotte Championship to break her three-year title drought.

HSBC Women's World Championship leaderboard
-14 Xiyu Lin (China)

-13 Hannah Green (Australia) & Inbee Park (Korea)

-12 Gaby Lopez (Mexico)

-10 Lydia Ko (NZ), In Gee Chun (Korea) & So Yeon Ryu (Korea)

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