Lydia Ko out of US Open contention after horror back nine in third round

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A horror back nine has crushed Lydia Ko's hopes of victory in the second major of the year at the US Open.

Ko had it all to do heading into the third round this morning, sitting ten shots behind leader Yuka Saso of the Philippines at four-over.

But her struggles continued, shooting five-over for the round, including a horror four consecutive holes featuring three bogeys and a double-bogey.

The result leaves Ko nine-over and sitting tied-49th with a round to play.

At the top of the table, Saso lost her lead to American Lexi Thompson, who shot five-under in the third round to take a one-shot lead.