Ko fires 66 to take lead in South Korea

By on October 14, 2017


INCHEON, Korea, Republic Of — Jin Young Ko fired a bogey-free 6-under 66 Saturday to take a two-shot lead after the third round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship.

The South Korean carded six birdies on the Ocean Course, including two in her last three holes, to post a 15-under total of 201. Compatriots Sung Hyun Park and In Gee Chun both shot 68 and are tied for second at 13-under 203.

Park has a mathematical chance of taking over at the top of the Rolex Rankings with a win on Sunday.

Lizette Salas of the United States offset a lone bogey with five birdies for a 68 and was in sole possession of fourth place.

Brooke Henderson moved into contention with a bogey-free 68 and is tied for eighth, five strokes off the lead.