September 30, 2022
Lydia Ko struggles to start strong in latest LPGA event

Ko, who won over $NZ600,000 after a fifth place finish at the US Open last weekend, currently sits in a tie for 51st place in the Shoprite LPGA Classic after an even-par round of 71.

However, what seems like a solid score was, in reality, laced with inconsistency as her four birdies were cancelled out by four bogeys on a day where tricky wind and small, undulating greens provided a stiff challenge for the golfers.

Ko sits six shots behind Australian rookie Stephanie Kyriacou who said those conditions were actually more favourable than during practice rounds leading up to the tournament.

“The greens are quite challenging,” Kyriacou said. “They’re pretty firm and they’re fast, so it’s kind of hard to stick (shots). But it wasn’t as windy as the practice rounds, so that was a positive.”

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