World golf number one Lydia Ko has fired a faultless 3rd round in Malaysia to climb into the top ten places at the latest LPGA tour event in Kuala Lumpur.
Ko opened day three with two birdies and sank four more on her way to carding a six under-par 65.
At eight under for the tournament, Ko trails the leader, Shanshan Feng, of China, by five strokes.
Ko's fortunes have dipped in the second half of 2016, and she has failed to win a title since July.
She has finished 20th or worse at her last three tournaments, including a 51st placing at last week's LPGA event in Incheon.
The Kuala Lumpur tournament is her first since parting with Australian caddie Jason Hamilton.