Teenage Dream Come True
Fourteen-year-old North Harbour amateur Lydia Ko has become the youngest winner of a professional golf tour event, taking the women’s New South Wales Open by four strokes. South Korean-born Ko, the world’s top amateur, broke Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa’s mark of 15 years, 8 months, and Australian Amy Yang’s women’s record of 16 years, 192 days in the Australian Ladies Masters. “To be part of history is like a miracle,” Ko said. “It’s not something you can have by clicking your fingers.” Ko, a Grade 11 student, plans to play about 30 tournaments this year, including professional events during February at the Australian Masters at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast and the LPGA’s Australian Open at Royal Melbourne.