Nelly Korda holds three-stroke lead heading into final day of Olympic play

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Olympic gold medal is in sight for American golfer Nelly Korda.

With one round remaining in the golf tournament in Tokyo, Korda holds a three-stroke advantage over India’s Aditi Ashok. Rio 2016 silver medalist Lydia Ko is currently in third, five strokes out of the lead.

Korda, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, shot a 2-under 69 in the third round to bring her total score to minus-15.

She opened up with birdies at holes 2, 5 and 6 before stumbling with a three-putt bogey on the eighth hole. From there, she converted 10 consecutive pars to close out the round.

“I’m trying to stay as present as possible. I’m trying to stick to my game plan, trying to execute it,” said Korda, a first-time Olympian and six-time LPGA Tour winner. “Obviously there’s going to be times where I’m going to not hit a shot well and that’s going to stray me from my game plan but I’m just really keeping my mind stuck to my game plan.”

High heat and potentially dangerous storms have shifted the schedule for the final round. It will not begin at 6:30 a.m. local time on the first and 10th tees.