Ko trails by ten shot in Thailand, play washed out for Fox in Johannesburg

Lydia Ko in action at the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images.
Lydia Ko in action at the Honda LPGA Thailand at Siam Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images.

Lydia Ko is ten shots off the pace at the LPGA event in Thailand, lying seven under after a four under third round of 68.

Despite carding five birdies in her best round of the tournament, Ko fell ten shots behind South Korea's Amy Yang, who leads after a high level of performance across the opening two rounds.

It has been a mixed tournament for Ko thus far, having scored bogeys in each round to reduce her score one shot at a time.

Yang is being chased down by compatriot So Yeon Ryu and England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff, who were 13-under and 11-under respectively.

Meanwhile, Ryan Fox is five back at the Johannesburg Open on the European Tour, two under through seven holes and six under overall before the heavens opened and reduced the tournament to a 54 hole event to be completed tomorrow.

Many of the field hadn't started their thrid round when thunder and lightning resulted in organisers to stop play early in the afternoon.

The downpour of rain means the third and final round of the event would be held on Monday (NZT) at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club.

Paul Waring of England and South Africa's Darren Fichardt share the lead on 11-under, with Waring completing a 67 in his second round early on Sunday (NZT), while Fichardt was on of the only players to have completed his second round on Saturday (NZT).

South Africans Dean Burmester and Jacques Kruyswijk were tied for third a shot behind.

- NZ Herald

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