Korea's I.K. Kim will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters at Buckighamshire Golf Club in Denham

Korea’s I.K. Kim will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters at Buckighamshire Golf Club in Denham.

Kim equalled the course record to pull clear of the chasing pack and give herself a great chance of recording her second LET victory and her first since the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in early 2009.

The three-time LPGA champion reached the turn in three-under-par 33, before catching fire on the back nine.

She birdied 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15, made a fine three at the water-strewn par-4 17th and parred the last to complete her third round in just 63 shots.

Australian amateur Minjee Lee – who won the Australian Amateur earlier this year and reached number 1 on the world amateur rankings in February – is four shots adrift after compiling a bogey-free 67.

Overnight leader Sarah Kemp is one five behind Kim following a third-round 72.

Caroline Masson of Germany is six back but still in the hunt on -8, but the chasing pack will require some help if they are to triumph in the Ladies European Tour’s flagship event.

Home hope Charley Hull – who sits four under after three rounds – will require something special to claim the coveted title, as will defending champion Karrie Webb, who is three under with one round remaining.