Ko keeps cut streak alive with 68 at Manulife


Rolex world No. 1 Lydia Ko birdied three of the final six holes Friday to get inside the cutline at the Manulife LPGA Classic.

Ko signed for a 4-under-par 68 and appeared to be set to keep her streak perfect making cuts in LPGA events. She was at 5 under overall, two shots inside the cutline, at the time she finished her round. She is playing her 53rd LPGA event without having missed a cut. That includes her amateur starts.

“I'll be playing on the weekend,” Ko said. “The last couple tournaments have been a question mark if I was going to get through [to the weekend]. But it's good that I will be through, and hopefully I'll make a couple more birdies. I just know that I'm hitting the ball good enough, that I'm going to give myself opportunities, I've just got to stay patient.”

Ko won the Swinging Skirts Classic in late April for her second LPGA title and third worldwide title this year. She opened with a 75 in her next start at the North Texas Shootout and had to battle back to make the cut there.

“I am playing good, it's just the scores aren't coming,” Ko said. “I've just got to keep the head high and just be confident for the next two days.”