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