Teen Golfer Makes History
Fifteen-year-old amateur sensation Aucklander Lydia Ko has made golfing history becoming the youngest LPGA champion closing with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over at Inbee Park to win the Canadian Women’s Open. “To break another record, or being in the history, it’s amazing, and it’s always awesome to be able to play with the pros,” Ko said. The South Korean-born Ko broke the age record of 16 set by Lexi Thompson last September in the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama, and is the first amateur winner since JoAnne Carner in the 1969 Burdine’s Invitational. The glove Ko wore in the final round will be displayed in the World Golf Hall of Fame.