LPGA

Aditi shoots 70, slips to 50th on LPGA


A late bogey deprived India's Aditi Ashok a third successive 69 as she slipped to the 50th position after a 2-under 70 in the third round of the Lotte Championship here.


New Zealand's Lydia Ko, a former world number one, got into a position for a win as she added a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the championship.


Nelly Korda, who jostled for the lead with Ko for the entire third round, finished with a 63 and was one shot back.


The Kapolei Golf Club has offered very good scoring this week even in windy conditions.


Ko has been runner-up twice this year -- first in February at the Gainbridge LPGA and then at ANA Inspiration -- and has 16 LPGA victories and two majors under her belt.


Playing on a sponsor's exemption, 19-year-old Yuka Saso, from the Philippines, followed her back-to-back 64s with a 71 and was four shots back in third place.






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