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Jin-Young Ko shares lead on major debut with Teresa Lu after 3rd round of Women's British Open

  • Jin-Young Ko of South Korea lines up her putt on the 2nd green during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Jin-Young Ko of South Korea lines up her putt on the 2nd green during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lydia Ko of New Zealand tees off from the 1st during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Lydia Ko of New Zealand tees off from the 1st during the third day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)  (The Associated Press)

Jin-Young Ko of South Korea and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shot 3-under 69s Saturday to share the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open, with both players chasing a first major title.

Second-round leader Suzann Pettersen is a stroke behind their 8-under total of 208 after shooting 72 on a day of changeable weather on the Ailsa links.

Chasing victory to complete a career Grand Slam, top-ranked Inbee Park (69) is in a three-way tie for fifth place, with world No. 2 Lydia Ko (72) and Minjee Lee (70).

The 20-year-old Jin-Young Ko is the surprise of the tournament. She is playing in her first major, has never played links golf, and has hired a temporary caddie for the event. They met for the first time on Tuesday.