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New Zealand's Ko becomes youngest LPGA winner

  • New Zealand teen Lydia Ko became the youngest player to win a Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour event after the 15-year-old secured victory at the Canadian Women's Open by three strokes on Sunday.

    American Lexi Thompson was the previous youngest with her 2011 LPGA Tour win at the age of 16.

    Ko recorded a brilliant five-under-par 67 on the last day at Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam to finish at 13-under 275.

    The Kiwi teenager made headlines in January by becoming the youngest ever to win a professional event at the age of 14 at the New South Wales Open in Australia.