Lydia Ko well off the pace at British Open

Lydia Ko hits her second shot on the 3rd hole during the first round of the 2016 Ricoh Women's British Open. photo / Getty
Lydia Ko hits her second shot on the 3rd hole during the first round of the 2016 Ricoh Women's British Open. photo / Getty

Lydia Ko has a lot of work to do if she wants to add a third major title to her impressive resume.

Back to back bogeys on 17 and 18 has seen Ko slump to a two-over par 74 in the first round of the British Women's golf Open at Woburn in England.

The world number one is near the tail of the field in a share of 94th, 12 shots off the pace set by Korean Mirim Lee, who shot a remarkable 10-under par 62.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn is three shots behind Lee in two place after firing a 65.

- NZ Herald

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