World number one Lydia Ko lifts the NZ Women’s Open trophy at Clearwater Golf Club.
Lydia carded a last round -1 under par 71, to lift the NZ Women’s Open with a -14 under par total, and a four shot victory over the field. She said she really wanted to win her home National tile, and was happy so many fans turned out to watch her;
“I really wanted to win in front of such great crowds, this is probably the biggest crowd I’ve seen.”
“I hit a really good shot in, if I was chipping I would’ve been more nervous, but when you hit a good shot on the green it’s a nice feeling.”
“It’s always cool winning on home ground. We were walking up 16 and (playing partner Giulia Sergas) said ‘they like you’. I said ‘well, it’s home’.”
“It’s just great, the spectators have been amazing. It’s one of the best tournaments I play each year, the atmosphere and everything.”
“The more Ws the better, but it was just great, and I think I had a really good off-season break which got me fresh going into this year.”
“All I can do is hit good shots and concentrate on my game. That’s all I can do. If someone else plays well there isn’t anything you can do about it.”
Australian amateur Hannah Green claimed second place at -10 under par, a solid final round of -4 under par 68 saw this talented young lady earn her second place.
Third place went to Nanna Koerstz Madsen, she also had a final round -1 under par 71 and finished with a -9 under par total.