Lydia Ko, the Worlds Number 1 ranked amateur women’s player has been beaten in the second round of matchplay at the Australian Amateur Championships. Lydia lost 2&1 to Aussie Jo Charlton, an unexpected result, and one which means this has been a disappointing start to the season for Lydia. It is also a worrying result for all of Lydia’s fans, especially the people of New Zealand, who thought she was invincible. Brilliant yes, but invincible, no.
I hope this defeat does not have too much of a damaging effect on the brightest star in New Zealand golf.