Ko wins NZ Golf Open
Home favourite Lydia Ko shrugged off the effects of an earthquake to win her third New Zealand Women's Open title in four years. The 5.7-magnitude quake affected the Christchurch area about 10 minutes before the 18-year-old began play. But she started her round on time and finished with a two-under 70.
It left her two shots clear of England's Felicity Johnson, South Korean amateur Hye-Jin Choi and Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen. "It was lucky I wasn't out there playing because I wouldn't want to be in the middle of my swing and the ball moves somewhere else," said the teenager afterwards.
"It's been a long week, a lot of emotion and a lot of people to share this amazing victory with. Especially given how much New Zealand golf has been a support to me and my career."