Emphatic Win For Talented Teen
Auckland golf prodigy Lydia Ko has reinforced her ranking as the world’s best female amateur with an emphatic win in the Australian amateur championship at Woodlands in Melbourne. Ko, a gifted 14-year-old, beat Australian Breanna Elliott 4 and 3 convincingly in a high-class match play contest. Ko is considered one of the best talents to emerge in more than a decade but will have to wait at least two years before turning professional due to age limitations. “My goal now is to get more experience in bigger tournaments and play some LPGA events that will build me up more for when I can turn pro,” Ko said. She is also the first non-Australian to claim the title since Briton Julie Hall won in 1995.