Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old phenom from New Zealand, won her second-straight CN Canadian Women’s Open on Sunday, only one year after she became the youngest-ever golfer to win on the LGPA Tour at the exact same tournament.
Kelowna’s Samantha Richdale was the top Canadian, finishing 8-over par.
Ko ended her 2013 Open in Edmonton, Alta. with a final round of 64 (6-under) and a final score of 15-under.
Ko’s two Canadian Open wins are her only wins on the Tour, but she is currently the highest-rated (female) amateur golfer int he world, and is now seventh in the official Women’s World Golf Rankings.
This week’s tournament was only her 22nd career professional event.
Feature on Lydia Ko:
A practice session with Lydia Ko:
Ko’s press conference (15-year-old) after the 2012 Canadian Open: