Teen winner Ko seeks spot in Kraft Nabisco


Days after Lydia Ko became the youngest player to ever win a professional golf tournament, the 14-year-old Kiwi is eyeing a start in an LPGA major this season.

Through her coach Guy Wilson, Ko asked the LPGA's Kraft Nabisco Championship to offer her an exemption into the California-based major. Ko would need to raise money to be able to make the journey from New Zealand.

'I asked for an exemption to play a couple of months ago, but haven't heard,' said Wilson, according to AFP. 'At this stage we couldn't afford to go but things can change.'

Last week, Ko won the New South Wales Open in Australia at 14 years, 9 months to surpass Ryo Ishikawa's 2007 mark as youngest winner when he captured a Japan Tour event at 15 years, 8 months.