South Korean LPGA Win for Golfer Lydia Ko

The Korean-born New Zealander Lydia Ko, 25, has captured her 18th career LPGA Tour title in Korea, rallying from a one-stroke deficit with some methodical golf down the stretch, The Korea Times reports.

Ko, who is world No 5, shot a seven-under 65 to take the BMW Ladies Championship by four shots over Andrea Lee of the United States at 21-under 267 at Oak Valley Country Club.

This is Ko’s first victory in South Korea, where she was born and lived before moving to New Zealand at age four.

“I feel so proud to be born in Korea, and I think because of that, I really wanted to win here,” Ko said. “A lot of my family is here this week, and I wanted to win it for them as well.”

Original article by The Korea Times, October 23, 2022.

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