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Lydia Ko Became Youngest Winner Of European Tour Golf Event, New Zealand Women's Open

Feb 11, 2013 15:57 IST

Lydia Ko, the teenager became youngest winner of a women's European Tour golf event by winning at New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch on 10 February 2013. This is her third victory of the professional title. She is aged just 15 years, eight months and 17 days.

Lydia Ko in the meanwhile, also became the third amateur, who won on women's European Tour. First and second amateurs were Gillian Stewart and Yang respectively.

Ko at present is at number 38 on professional rankings of the world. She will go for Australian Open in Canberra that would kick off on 14 February 2013.

Her first victory was in pro tour event which took place at ALPG's Bing Lee Samsung Women's NSW Open in early 2012 when Lydia Ko was just 14 years of age.

Her second victory came at 2012’s Canadian Women's Open.

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