Lydia Ko has continued her sensational start to 2013 by
carding a three under par 69 to sit in a share of 10th place
after round one of the Thailand PGA.
The 15-year-old, who in the last fortnight won the New
Zealand Open and finished third at the Australian Open, once
again displayed her composure on the big stage on the LPGA
Ko was playing alongside Americans Lexi Thompson and Juli
Inkster at the Siam Country Club in Chonburi where she made
the turn in two under par 34.
She added further birdies on the 12th and 15th to get to four
under par and within striking distance of the lead, but two
late bogeys blotted her round before she made birdie on 18.
Ko will begin round two six shots back from American Stacey
Lewis who opened with the round of the day - a nine under par
63 that included eight birdies, an eagle and a bogey - to
lead the tournament by one shot.
If Ko can carry her recent form into the weekend her
remarkable record in the professional events will be further
enhanced. She has now played 12 professional events in her
career, winning three titles, finishing runner-up twice and
never missing a cut.
Her third place finish last week saw her climb to No 26 in
the world and she is well ahead of Swiss golfer Nobuhle
Dlamini as the world No 1 amateur.