Lydia Ko crushes the opposition in the final round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei, winning by nine shots. She also reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.
A last round -7 under 65 gave Lydia a Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship total of -20 under par. This is Lydia’s 10th career LPGA Tour victory and she becomes the youngest male or female to reach 10 wins at 18 years, 6 months and 1 day old. She breaks the old LPGA record of Nancy Lopez by nearly 3 ½ years.
Lydia dedicated the win to former New Zealand Golf President Patsy Hankins, who died earlier this week;
“I think I was really playing for Patsy this week.”
“I think just hearing that on Friday morning broke my heart. She was such a huge factor into my life in my junior golf.”
“To hear that she had passed away was very hard to hear that before you’re entering a round. But kind of just played for her the last three days, and I’m so happy that I can bring this win to her and her family.”
“I started the day quite good, making birdies on two and three, and I then I made birdie on five which is a three-shot swing for me.”
“Made a double there yesterday.”
Eun-Hee Ji and So Yeon Ryu tied for second place, a long way back at -11 under par for the tournament.
This was definitely Lydia’s day, and good luck to her from all of New Zealand.