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Ko shoots 67, leads New Zealand by 1

Lydia Ko watches the flight of her ball from the first tee during the third round of the LPGA Coates Golf Championship at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the New Zealand Women's Open after shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday.

The South Korean-born New Zealander, who is defending her national title, started the day in a tie for fifth after an opening 69. On Saturday, she had six birdies and a bogey which moved her one shot ahead of Justine Dreher of France, who shot 70.

The 18-year-old Ko had a 36-hole total of 8-under 136 at Clearwater Golf Club in the 54-hole tournament co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies PGA.


Money Leaders: LPGA
Rank Player Earnings
1 H.Jang $250,245
2 H.Kim $219,294
3 S.Kim $176,838
4 B.Henderson $151,710
5 S.Lewis $112,506
6 A.Nordqvist $100,059
7 I.Chun $79,881
8 L.Ko $79,881
9 I.Lee $55,336
10 P.Creamer $53,700
11 P.Phatlum $53,700
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