Lydia Ko's tournament to lose in Vancouver
Published on Friday, May. 24, 2013 09:43PM EDT Last updated on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 04:15PM EDT
UPDATED 4:00 pm ET: Lydia Ko has started to put some distance between herself and the rest of the field with the fourth round winding down at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
The 15-year-old phenom is showing all the poise of a seasoned pro, making the turn at 1-under par before proceeding to birdie the next four holes to get to 13-under for the tournament.
Ko, playing in only her third career LPGA tournament, is looking to become the youngest ever winner on the LPGA Tour and the fifth amateur in the history of the LPGA to win a professional event.
Two strokes behind the New Zealander are South Korean's Chella Choi and Inbee Park, both 10-under through 13 holes.
Anna Nordqvist of Sweden is one of few players making a move up the leaderboard on Sunday. She has five birdies in a bogey-free round so far today to get to 9-under through 14 holes.
U.S. Women's Open champion Na Yeon Choi has quietly moved to 8-under par through 15 holes.
Jessica Shepley of Oakville, Ont., sank a 40-foot winding birdie putt on the final hole to cap off a round of 73 and leave her 2-over for the tournament, which would be her best ever finish at this event. She will earn the Sandra Post medal as the top Canadian in the tournament for the second straight year.