28 Apr 2014

Ko says greens will seperate contenders from pretenders

6:39 am on 28 April 2014

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is in striking range of winning her first tournament of the year at the LPGA's Swinging Skirts Classic in San Francisco.

The 17-year-old will begin her final round in second place on 9 under par, just one shot adrift of American leader Stacy Lewis.

The pair will resume their duel just after 8:30 this morning and Ko says staying smart on the Lake Merced greens is the key to claiming the title.