Golf: Ko swings a top 10 finish

Lydia Ko follows her tee shot to the 17th green during round three of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club course. Photo / Getty Images
Lydia Ko follows her tee shot to the 17th green during round three of the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club course. Photo / Getty Images

Lydia Ko has recorded a top 10 finish in her opening tournament of 2014, at the Pure-Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.

The 16-year-old finished in a share of seventh place at 15-under after shooting a five-under 68 today.

That left her four shots behind American winner Jessica Korda who fired a seven-under 66 to pip compatriot Stacey Lewis by one shot.

Ko received US$31,543 in her first official LPGA start.

She now heads back to New Zealand to defend her New Zealand Open title.

- nzherald.co.nz

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