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South Korean Ko grabs four-stroke lead at LPGA Founders Cup

South Korea’s Ko Jin-young fired a two-under par 69 to seize a four-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the LPGA Founders Cup.

World number two Ko stood on 13-under 200 after 54 holes at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, New Jersey.

A second-place pack four adrift on 204 included South Korea’s Ryu So-yeon, Americans Lindsey Weaver and Elizabeth Szokol and Yuka Saso of the Philippines.

Ko, who matched her LPGA career-low round with an opening 63, broke 70 for her 13th round in a row on Saturday, leaving her one shy of matching Annika Sorenstam’s all-time LPGA record for consecutive rounds in the 60s.

Defending champion Ko began the round with a two-stroke lead, stumbled with a bogey at the fourth but answered with birdies at the par-3 fifth and par-4 sixth to reach 12-under.

That gave her a four-stroke advantage as Ryu, second when the round began, faded early with bogeys at the fifth and sixth before rallying to shoot 71.

Ko answered a bogey at the ninth with a birdie at the 11th and birdied the par-5 15th to stretch her lead to four strokes, then parred her way to the clubhouse.

Ko shared second last week at the LPGA ShopRite Classic after capturing her ninth…

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