New Zealand Women’s Open. Lydia Wins.

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Lydia Ko wins the New Zealand Women’s Open at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.

New Zealand Women's Open

Lydia Ko with the NZ Open trophy / Getty Images

Defending Champion Lydia took control of the New Zealand Women’s Open with a final round -2 under par 70, to post -10 under par winning total, and a two shot victory.

There was some drama before Lydia started her final round when an earthquake hit Christchurch, lasting for about 20 seconds.

“It was interesting, I’ve never been on a golf course where there is an earthquake.”

“It was a 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.”

“I thought it was pretty cool.” 

“I had my earphones on so I didn’t know if I was getting in the rhythm of the song,  [caddie] Jason thought it was the beer kicking in from last night so there was a lot of thoughts.”

“To defend a tournament is one thing but to play well in your national open in front of so many people here makes it extra special.”

“It is a week to remember.”

There were three ladies tied in second position at -8 under par, Felicity Johnson, -5 under 67 today, South Korean amateur Hye Jin Choi, -3 under 69, and Nanna Koerstz Madsen, -2 under 70 today.


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