Golf: Ko finishes third in Melbourne

By Daniel Richardson

Lydia Ko made a double bogey at the par-four sixth. Photo / Getty Images
Lydia Ko made a double bogey at the par-four sixth. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko finished the Women's Australian Open with a frustrating one-over 73 during her final round today as she claimed a share of third place.

Starting the day two back from overnight leaders Chella Choi and Australian amateur Minjee Lee, Ko made a double bogey at the par-four sixth, which meant she was always playing catch-up during her back nine, although a birdie at the eighth did help.

The World No 4 then made two birdies and two bogeys on her back nine as she couldn't work her way any further up the leaderboard as she finished at 10-under for the tournament, two strokes back from champion Karrie Webb, alongside France's Karine Icher and American Paula Creamer.

Webb fired a four-under 68 today to move through the field and claim the title ahead of Choi (-11).

- APNZ

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