Lydia Ko Claims Women’s Australian Open by 2 Strokes

After recently making it to the top spot in the women’s world golf rankings, Lydia Ko further cements her position. The Australian Open was the second event Ko has started as the highest ranked female golfer, and she managed to win the competition with a two-under 71 to defeat South Korean Amy Yang.

Ko finished the competition at 9-under-par, five strokes ahead of Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn. Further behind was defending champion Karrie Webb, who clinched her fifth Australian Open title at the nearby Victoria Golf Club last season.

As the leading groups were starting the back nine, play had to be temporarily postponed due to the threat of thunderstorms and lightning.

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