Lydia Ko 10 shots behind leading duo at LPGA Thailand

A near blemish-free round wasn't enough for Lydia Ko to mount a title challenge after the third day at the Honda LPGA Thailand, with the Kiwi sitting 10 shots behind the leaders heading into the final round.

Starting her day tied for 19th, Ko began the front nine with a birdie on the second, before adding another on the fifth to move to -6 for the tournament.

However, a bogey on the ninth meant that the Kiwi came crashing back down, finishing the front nine at -1.

A blemish-free back nine wouldn't be enough for Ko to surge up the leaderboard, with the Kiwi only able to make even par, seeing her at -5 for the tournament, a long way off the leading pair heading into the final day in Chonburi.

Ko is still a massive 10 shots behind the duo of Amy Yang of South Korea, and Minjee Lee of Australia, both at -15 going into this afternoon's final round.

Lydia Ko. Source: Associated Press

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