Lydia Ko leads ISPS Handa Australian Open
By mustang6560 on 2/14/13
If winning her third professional event as an amateur last week at the ripe old age of 15 wasn't enough, Lydia Ko put herself in position to win her fourth at the ISPS Handa Australia Open.
Lydia Ko's record-breaking start to the Australian Open in Canberra today had playing partner and world No.1 Yani Tseng reaching for the superlatives as the Kiwi teen surged to the outright lead.

The 15-year-old produced another jaw-dropping performance at Royal Canberra as the world's leading amateur carded a magnificent 10-under 63 - the lowest round of her career -- to hold a one stroke advantage over Colombian Mariajo Uribe.

Buoyed by her history-making New Zealand Open triumph at Clearwater last Sunday, Ko is now on course for a fourth professional title - or at least a significant improvement on her 19th placing when the tournament was held in Melbourne last year.
The truly impressive part about Lydia's 63 was she bested playing partners Yani Tseng by five strokes and Michelle Wie by 11. Did you read the part about how she's only 15-years-old?

Someone should tell her golf isn't supposed to be this easy. Wait, on second thought, let's not say anything and just sit back and enjoy the fact we're witnessing history.

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GolfSmith7 says:
That's impressive indeed. I wish I played like that!
bducharm says:
This young lady is having fun and that's what it should be about!!! Go Lydia!!!
Kurt the Knife says:
dang. bested Tseng by 5. wow.
bkuehn1952 says:
She's the next Tiger Woods!

Actually, I am going to tune into an LPGA event next time she plays as she appears to be one heck of a golfer.
Duke of Hazards says:
i watched a bit of her final round in Vancouver last year. seems like a cool kid.
joe jones says:
I hope this lasts. She is a pleasure to watch. It's been a long time since someone came along who seems to be totally at ease with herself and enjoying every moment of the experience.She is not at all full of herself. She also reacts wonderfully with the galleries. Reminds me of the way Arnie made everyone watching think that he had made personal contact with them. It's called charm.
Torleif Sorenson says:
She is one amazing young woman; I can't wait to see her compete in the majors.
mmontisano says:
if she comes to the pro tournament in Singapore this month, I'll buy a ticket and try to follow her. history in the making. should be fun to see in person.
srogers13 says:
Even more amazing, -10 with three bogeys in the round.
Matt F says:
I'm with Joe, I hope it lasts.
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