14-year-old becomes youngest winner of tour event
Saturday, January 28, 2012
SYDNEY (AP) -- Fourteen-year-old New Zealand 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 Sunday.
Ko, the world's top amateur, broke Japananse 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.
The South Korean-born New Zealander shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 14 under for the tournament, four strokes clear of Becky Morgan of Wales. Ko came close to winning the tournament last year, but missing a putt on the last hole to lose by a stroke.