By: Luke Sabatier and Christie Chen
Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) Lydia Ko of New Zealand blew away the field at the US$2 million
Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday with a dominant final day 7-under par 65 to become the world’s top-ranked female golfer, while none of the 20 Taiwanese players in the tournament finished under par.
Ko finished with a four-day total of 20-under 268, topping runner-ups So Yeon Ryu and Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea by nine strokes.
Ko started the day at 13-under for the tournament, four shots ahead of the field, and removed any drama at the top of the leaderboard with four birdies in her first six holes. After a bogey at the par-3 7th hole, she put even more distance between herself and her closest pursuers with a chip-in eagle at 13 and birdies at 14 and 18. [FULL STORY]