Kiwi Golf Watch: Good results

By NZ Golf

Lydia Ko has completed another solid week on the LPGA Tour, this time at the Canadian Open.

A tournament that means a lot to the world number one with this being the scene where she won her first of 14 LPGA titles at just the age of 15.

As the weekend approached Ko was in a solid position to defend her title, yet an on fire Ariya Jutanugarn shot the lights out to produce rounds of 68, 64, 67 and 66 to be unstoppable and win for the fifth time this season and jump ahead of Ko for most wins on tour this year.

Ko finished in a tie for seventh showing her consistency once again and why she remains the best in the world. This week was simply a case of Jutanugarn being too good and a deserving winner once again.

Full Leaderboard: http://www.lpga.com/leaderboard

Mike Hendry was back in action over in Japan and recorded very impressive tied second finish at the RIZAP KBC Augusta, continuing his great form on the Japan Tour. This makes for his sixth top ten finish in a row, showing why is still one of the countrys best.

Deserving winner was local superstar Ryo Ishikawa who finished five shots ahead of the chasing peloton. Its hard to believe he is now ranked 197th in the world after what was such a promising and exciting start to his career.

Hendry with rounds of 67, 71, 71 and 69 earns himself a handy payday of $97,718 NZD and also remains in the top 200 official world golf rankings.

Full Leaderboard: http://www.jgto.org/pc/WG02020000Init.do?year=2016&tournaKbnCd=0&conferenceCd=21

Grant Waite has also had a good showing on the Champions Tour finishing tied eleventh competing in the Boeing Classic.

This earns the 54 year old his best finish of the year, his third top 25 of the season and continues his run of not missing a single cut in 2016. The Palmerston North local takes his season earnings up to a solid $156,265 NZD and will look to build on this as we enter the end of the season.

Full Leaderboard: http://www.pgatour.com/champions/leaderboard.html

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Golf NZ

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