Ko on verge of LPGA Tour milestone
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2012 Canadian Women's Open | Round Three | 26 Aug 2012
New Zealander Lydia Ko is on the verge of a significant milestone in LPGA Tour history, the 15 year old New Zealander on track to become the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event.
Ko leads the CN Canadian Open at Vancouver Golf Club after her third round of 72 left her one shot ahead of Stacy Lewis, Jiyai Shin, Inbee Park and Ko’s joint 36 hole leader, Chella Choi.
If Ko is to go on and wins tomorrow she would surpass the previous youngest winner of an LPGA Tour event, Lex Thompson, who was 16 years of age when she won the Navistar LPGA event last year. She would also become the first amateur to win on the LPGA Tour since 1969.
Ko shared the lead into round three and made a good start with two early birdies to establish an outright lead. She would drop three shots including one at the last where she three putted but she had done enough to take the lead into the final round.
World number two Stacy Lewis produced the round of the day (66) to close within one.
Karrie Webb leads the Australians in 21st position 7 shots from the lead.
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