Lydia Ko won her sixth LPGA Tour title on Sunday at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. However, her two-shot win over Amy Yang wasn't as breezy as the 17-year-old world No. 1 made it seem on the final hole.
Ko bogeyed the first on the composite course at Royal Melbourne, then missed a short birdie putt at the second hole. She had lost the lead. However, on the third hole, Ko got on the happy side of par with a pitch-in for an eagle 3.
"That third hole really kicked off well," Ko said. "I couldn’t really see the ball drop in the hole but people were clapping and it was getting louder as the ball was getting closer. It was great and it really helped my round.”
The Kiwi teen would lose the lead to Yang, who was playing a group ahead of Ko, when Yang made birdie on the par-5 10th. However, Ko made a birdie on 10, then on No. 12, the toughest hole on the course, as held on as Yang dropped two shots in the final four holes for the win.