Ko on top again
Last updated: 16th February 2013
Teen sensation Lydia Ko is in a share for the lead after the third round at the Women's Australian Open.
Ko, currently on 17 under par for the tournament, is at the top of the loeaderboard with world number eight Jiyai Shin, setting up what could be a thrilling final round at the Royal Canberra on Sunday.
Ko, who won the New Zealand Women's Open just last week, is growing in confidence while playing against some of the best players in the women's game.
"Every win is pretty meaningful and especially if it's an LPGA event, even further so. I just got to stay calm and see what happens tomorrow," said Ko, who has a realistic chance of winning the title on Sunday.
"I'll just play to the plan I've really made. Just because I'm in the final group and we're on the same score or something, I won't change my plans. In the past I've changed my plan and it wasn't better," added Ko.
Shin is taking nothing for granted as she prepares for a final day showdown with her younger opponent.
"I'm really looking forward to tomorrow as I've enjoyed the last three rounds. I know I'm playing a really young golfer but I have more experience of her so I have a really good feeling with my swing and tempo and will keep focused," said Shin.
"I know I have a lot of fans in Australia and I want to show them good play and I really want to win for them," added an equally confident Shin.
Spaniard Beatriz Recari is in outright third place at 11under par after an impressive third round.
France's Gwladys Nocera posted the round of the day with an 8-under-par 65 in perfect morning conditions to move into a tie for fourth with Spain's Carlota Ciganda, Taiwan's Yani Tseng, overnight leader Colombian Mariajo Uribe and Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn at nine under par.
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