Lydia Ko will be giving just over $8,000 to the Nepal earthquake fund after finishing in a tie for 41st at the LPGA Tour's North Texas Open.
The 18-year-old said before the event that all her winnings would go towards the relief effort in quake-hit Nepal. After a poor first round it looked like Ko wouldn't be earning any money from the tournament before she bounced back to make the cut.
Ko, coming off a win last week in California, will also maintain the No. 1 ranking after a closing 71 to finish at even par.
"I didn't know if I was even going to be able to make the cut or even make a donation," said Ko, who was just on the line to make the primary cut Saturday and secondary cut Sunday.
"Luckily, I was able to play all four days. ... The last three days was a lot of grinding, but I'm happy that I can contribute."
A week after earning NZ$398,000 the week before, Ko was only able to walk away with $8,285 today. That did however take her past $3m in career prizemoney - a remarkable figure in just over a year on the professional tour.
The tournament was won by three strokes by South Korea's Inbee Park, who shot a final round 65 to finish at 15 under par.
- With AP
Nepal Earthquake Appeal
on 0800 90 5000
Unicef: Visit unicef.org.nz/nepal or call 0800 243 575
Oxfam: Visit oxfam.org.nz or call 0800 600 700
Red Cross: Visit redcross.org.nz or call 0800 Red Cross (0800 733 276)
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand: Visit caritas.org.nz or call 0900 4 11 11
New Zealand Nepal Society: Donations can be made to bank account number 01-0142-0053378-00
Himalayan Trust Rebuild Appeal: Visit givealittle.co.nz/cause/nepalearthquake
TEAR Fund: Visit TEAR fund.org.nz or call 0800 800 777