Golf: Ko in another top five finish

Lydia Ko watches her fairway shot on the third hole in the final round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic golf tournament. Photo / AP
Lydia Ko watches her fairway shot on the third hole in the final round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic golf tournament. Photo / AP

Lydia Ko has had another strong tournament on the LPGA Tour, finishing in a share of fourth place at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Ontario, Canada.

The 17-year-old shot a final round five-under 66 to finish the tournament at 16-under, seven shots behind winner, and world number one, Inbee Park. The South Korean began the day in second but surged past overnight leader Shanshan Feng with a 10-under 61.

Ko's round included an eagle at the par five fifth hole and four birdies. She ended her round and tournament with back-to-back birdies to move into the top five and take home $US69,332 ($NZ81,500).

It is the New Zealander's fourth top five finish this year and take her yearly earnings to $NZ740,000.

The next stop on the LPGA Tour is the US Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina, starting June 19.

- NZ Herald

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n6 at 18 Sep 2014 17:50:11 Processing Time: 587ms