Sizzling third round rockets Lydia Ko into contention in the LPGA's Canada Open

Kiwi Lydia has surged into contention at the Canadian Open in Saskatchewan, with a four under third round 68.

Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, watches her tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Lydia Ko. Source: Associated Press

The 21-year-old was briefly in second at 10 under, but will start the final round four back of hometown girl Brooke Henderson, in a tie for seventh.

Ko, whose 15 LPGA wins include two majors, struck six birdies as the putter caught fire early on. There were also a pair of bogeys.

Meanwhile Henderson, 20, shot a 2-under 70 in clear and cool conditions to reach 14-under 202.

Jocelyne Bourassa is the only Canadian to win the national championship, accomplishing the feat in 1973 at Montreal Municipal in the inaugural La Canadienne.

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