31 Jul 2016

Ko well back, Jutanugarn leads

8:31 am on 31 July 2016

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is a big 13 strokes behind the leader after the third round of the Women's British Open at Woburn.

Lydia Ko in action at the Women's PGA Championship

Lydia Ko in action at the Women's PGA Championship Photo: AFP

The world No.1 finished down the field on three under par overall after a three under round of 69.

Ko looked as if she might launch a charge when she posted six birdies in nine holes from the eighth but the double bogey at the last stopped her in her tracks.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn holds a two-stroke lead at the fourth and penultimate major of the season, boosting her hopes of landing a fourth victory of the season with a faultless 66.

Jutanugarn, who reeled off three LPGA Tour wins in a row earlier in the year, fired six birdies to finish on 16 under.

South Korean Lee Mi-rim (69), who led after the opening two days, was in second place on 202, three ahead of American Mo Martin (69).