Lydia Ko becomes youngest major winner in golf [2015/10/08 17:31]

Korean-born New Zealander Lydia Ko, 18, became the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history on Sept. 13.

In the Evian Championship in France, golf sensation Ko reached a new *landmark by closing the tour with an 8-under 63 over Lexi Thompson.

“It is one of the top rounds of my whole entire life” Ko said to the reporters after the game.

The young golfer stayed *relaxed and composed throughout the games as a seasoned veteran, news reports said.

The reports said that the Evian game was Ko’s best round of this year’s tournament. The game helped her *earn a ninth career victory.

Ko has been *breaking records even before she turned professional two years ago, Yonhap said.

“She played *amazing. She deserves it. She ball-struck the heck out of this golf course and putted it really well. You can’t get much better than that,” Ko’s archrival Thompson said after the France game.

Ko (Korean name Bo-kyung Ko) became the No. 1 professional golfer in February 2015.The New Zealander became the youngest player of either *gender to be ranked on the top in professional golf.

She had been the top-ranked female amateur golfer in the world for 130 weeks when she announced she was turning professional in October 2013.
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