Keeping Score

Lydia Ko opens 4-stroke lead at Marathon LPGA

New Zealander seeks to end a 2½-year winless streak with her 3rd victory at the Ohio event and 16th of her LPGA career

4: Number of strokes by which New Zealand’s Lydia Ko leads the Marathon LPGA Classic entering Sunday’s final round in Sylvania, Ohio. Ko shot 3-under 68 on Saturday for a 16-under 197 total at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Ko, 23, a 15-time winner on the LPGA, is seeking her third title in the Marathon event. The former world No. 1-ranked player has not won since April 29, 2018, at the LPGA Mediheal Championship. American Danielle Kang, the first-round co-leader with Ko and winner last week in the LPGA’s return to competition, shot 70 for a 12-under 201 total (scores).

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