Women's British Open: Ko Jin-young and Teresa Lu share lead

Jin Young Ko
Jin Young Ko is tied for the British Open lead after a third-round 69
Women's British Open third-round leaderboard
-8 Ko (Kor), Lu (Tai); -7 Pettersen (Nor); -6 Miyazato (Jpn); -5 Park (Kor), Lee (Aus), Ko (NZ); -4 Reid (Eng), Ryu (Kor); -3 Boulden (Wal), Larsen (Den)
Selected others: +1 Lewis (US), Burke (Eng); +3 Parker (Eng); +7 Hull (Eng)

South Korea's Ko Jin-young and Chinese Taipei's Teresa Lu share a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women's British Open at Turnberry.

Wind and rain posed problems, but Ko and Lu coped well to card three-under 69s to go to eight under.

Overnight leader Suzann Pettersen (72) is seven under, a shot ahead of Japan's Mika Miyazato, who shot 70.

England's Melissa Reid finished with an eagle and a birdie to give her a three-under 69, taking her to four under.

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PGA Championship winner and world number one Inbee Park's 69 left her as part of a group of three players on five under along with Lydia Ko of New Zealand, who shot 72, and Australia's Minjee Lee, who carded a two-under 70.

Reid, who is four shots off the lead in a share of eighth place, is confident of a strong finish on Sunday.

"I'm not too far off," said the 27-year-old from Derby.

"If I can just sort out the first few holes where I've been dropping shots then I've certainly got a chance.

"I feel like I'm putting really well and my swing feels good so I'm going to go out there tomorrow and give it my best shot."

Reid has the same overall score as South Korea's Ryu So-yeon, who dropped a shot on the last to finish with a 73.

Wales' Amy Boulden is a shot further back, after she carded five birdies during one of the rounds of the day; a four-under 68.

"It was tough out there and the wind was strong," said the 21-year-old from Llandudno, who grew up playing links golf.

"In the British Open, you want it to blow, you want it to be tough conditions. You don't want the top players going out and shooting seven under, you want to grind it out and that's an advantage for me."

American Stacy Lewis, who won this event in 2013, carded an even-par 72 and is tied for 20th on one over, the same score as England's Hannah Burke, who made up a shot during her round of 71.

Ricoh Women's British Open
Venue: Turnberry, Ayrshire Dates: 30 July-2 August
Coverage: Live coverage on BBC Two (Sunday, 14:00-18:00 BST), BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app.

Full leaderboard

(USA unless stated, par 70):

208 Teresa Lu (Tai) 68 71 69, Jin young Ko (Kor) 68 71 69

209 Suzann Pettersen (Nor) 68 69 72

210 Mika Miyazato (Jpn) 68 72 70

211 Inbee Park (Kor) 69 73 69, Lydia Ko (Nzl) 66 73 72, Minjee Lee (Aus) 69 72 70

212 So Yeon Ryu (Kor) 67 72 73, Melissa Reid (Eng) 73 70 69

213 Nicole Broch larsen (Den) 69 74 70, Amy Boulden (Eng) 71 74 68

214 Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 69 72 73, Maria Mcbride (Swe) 79 66 69

215 Julieta Granada (Par) 70 74 71

216 Yani Tseng (Tai) 72 72 72, Hyo Joo Kim (Kor) 65 78 73, Cristie Kerr 66 77 73, Lexi Thompson 71 75 70, Alison Walshe 70 74 72

217 Hannah Burke (Eng) 74 72 71, Stacy Lewis 70 75 72, Candie Kung (Tai) 72 75 70

218 Jane Park 72 74 72, Sun Young Yoo (Kor) 71 73 74, Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) 71 74 73, Christina Kim 71 72 75, Luna Sobron (Spa) 70 77 71

219 Mi Hyang Lee (Kor) 70 75 74, Amy Yang (Kor) 69 76 74, Florentyna Parker (Eng) 68 77 74, In Gee Chun (Kor) 72 76 71, Gwladys Nocera (Fra) 70 75 74

220 Ssu-chia Cheng (Tpe) 72 77 71, Misuzu Narita (Jpn) 69 75 76, Katie Burnett 68 81 71, Angela Stanford 69 78 73, Kelly Shon 70 76 74, Stacey Keating (Aus) 71 76 73

221 Jennifer Song 71 74 76, Jenny Shin 71 74 76, Maria Balikoeva (Rus) 73 73 75, Jung Min Lee (Kor) 70 75 76, Shanshan Feng (Chn) 71 74 76

222 Xiyu Lin (Chn) 72 76 74, Caroline Hedwall (Swe) 73 74 75, Sakura Yokomine (Jpn) 72 77 73, Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa) 75 73 74, Danielle Kang 70 79 73

223 Marina Alex 73 74 76, Ha Na Jang (Prk) 71 75 77, Na Yeon Choi (Kor) 72 75 76, Charley Hull (Eng) 73 73 77

224 Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Den) 70 78 76, Holly Clyburn (Eng) 76 73 75, Tiffany Joh 72 75 77, Chella Choi (Kor) 72 77 75, Sandra Gal (Ger) 74 74 76, Q Baek (Prk) 67 82 75, Jaye marie Green 72 74 78

225 Gerina Piller 70 79 76, Wei Ling Hsu (Tai) 74 74 77, Ashleigh Simon (Rsa) 72 77 76, Azahara Munoz (Spa) 68 78 79, Catriona Matthew (Sco) 71 77 77, Nina Holleder (Ger) 72 77 76, Lizette Salas 72 76 77

226 Austin Ernst 75 74 77, Alena Sharp (Can) 72 77 77, Brittany Lincicome 75 74 77

227 Brooke Henderson (Can) 73 75 79

228 Su-hyun Oh (Kor) 77 72 79, Carly Booth (Sco) 72 77 79, Mina Harigae72 76 80

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