29 Sep 2017

Ko improves but still eight shots behind leader

9:01 pm on 29 September 2017

Lydia Ko has played her way back into contention at the New Zealand Women's Golf Open but it's Spaniard Belen Mozo who stole the show on day of the tournament.

Ko started the day five shots off the lead.

Lydia Ko at the 2017 New Zealand Open.

Lydia Ko at the 2017 New Zealand Open. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Ko finished the day four under to sit in a tie for 12th at six under overall.

It was an improved performance compared to yesterday but she still missed a couple of short birdie putts that would've moved her closer to the top of the leaderboard.

Ko and the rest of the field will be chasing Spaniard Belen Mozo on moving day at Windross Farm tomorrow.

Mozo shot a course record eight under 64 that included a hole-in-one at the par three 13th.

Five shots back from Mozo in second place is Canadian Brooke Henderson, alongside American Emily Tubert and Madelene Sagstrom from Sweden.