KO STRUG­GLES

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - NEWS -

It was an­other dis­ap­point­ing

fin­ish for Ly­dia Ko at the LPGA's Kia Clas­sic in Carls­bad, Cal­i­for­nia late in March, and it does not look like be­ing of much fun for her these days as a clos­ing-round one-over 73 sent Ko tum­bling down the fi­nal leader­board.

The 20-year-old world No 15 strug­gled to get much in the way of pos­i­tive golf go­ing in her fi­nal round at the Aviara Golf Club, with three straight bo­geys at 8, 9 and 10 see­ing her open­ing score of seven un­der plunge back to four un­der.

Ko did pick up shots at the par-3 11th and par-5 17th to get her score back to six un­der for the tour­na­ment, but fin­ished well down the leader­board in a tie for 33rd.

Ko's strug­gles were demon­strated vividly by her fi­nal-round stats that saw her hit just 10 of 14 fair­ways and take 35 putts. Both were un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally poor num­bers for the former World No 1.

Ly­dia Ko.

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