Golf: Ko keeps in touch in Melbourne

By Daniel Richardson

Lydia Ko chips out of the bunker on day three of the Australian Open. Photo / Getty
Lydia Ko chips out of the bunker on day three of the Australian Open. Photo / Getty

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has holed out for eagle at the par-five 17th during her third round at the Women's Australian Open today as she moved to third place at 11-under.

Ko's consistent form saw her sign for a three-under 69 today and she is two strokes back from co-leaders Chella Choi and Australian amateur Minjee Lee.

Choi was the story of the day as she fired an amazing 10-under 62 as she rocketed up the leaderboard at The Victoria Golf Club on moving day.

Ko's round began with three birdies during the front nine but she dropped shots at the 10th and 12th holes before her eagle at 17 saw her move back in to contention heading in to the final round.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen is in fourth at 10-under after she carded an even-par 72 today.

There's a group of eight players tied for fifth at nine-under for the week.

The tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the LPGA, Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour and the Ladies European Tour, has a purse of $1.4 million.

- APNZ

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