Kiwi teen amateur phenom Lydia Ko is 18 holes away from winning a second professional golf tournament in a month. Ko shot a 3-under 69 at Pegasus Golf and Sports Club on Saturday to share first place with five others at the Women's New Zealand Open.
The joint lead is 6 under, though a late bogey on the 17th hole dropped the 14-year-old into a logjam for the lead. Alison Walshe, Mariajo Uribe, Carlota Ciganda, Lindsey Wright and Haeji Kang share the lead with Ko.
Ko was among the few players to thrive in windy conditions on Saturday and is hopeful for them again on Sunday.
At Royal Melbourne (last week in the Women's Australian Open), it was windy the last two days, and they were my best two scores, she said, according to the New Zealand Herald. 'I will just play my game. I will try and hit the fairways, and hopefully a few more putts will drop. It should be fun.
Last month, Ko became the youngest player to win a professional golf event when she took the New South Wales Open.