13 Sep 2015

Ko climbs to third at year's final major

6:54 am on 13 September 2015

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is well in contention to win her maiden major title heading into the final round of the LPGA tour's Evian Championship in France.'

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko.

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The teenage world number two carded a third round four under par 67 overnight to climb to a tie for third, just two shots off the pace.

South Korean Lee Mi-hyang holed a 10-foot putt at the last hole to take a one-shot lead.

Lee carded a one-under-par 70 for a 10-under total of 203, one ahead of American Lexi Thompson (66).

Sharing third place on a congested leaderboard on 205 were 18-year-old New Zealander Ko (67) and American Morgan Pressel (71).

However, the destiny of the title seems to be completely up for grabs with another seven players within five shots of the lead.

The 18-year-old Ko is hoping to become the youngest ever winner of a women's major.

"Winning a major at any age is pretty hard," she said after her round.

"I think I'm just going to take it as a good experience and give myself a good chance tomorrow. "

"It's a pretty packed leaderboard. I think the course set-up will play a huge factor."