Lydia Ko wins Aramco by five shots; Whitney Hillier & Stephanie Kyriacou in top ten


LET:  Aramco Saudi Ladies International 2021, Royal Greens GC, 4-7 November

Lydia Ko wins by five strokes, Whitney Hillier & Stephanie Kyriacou in top ten

From the LET Blog, 7/11/21:

  • Lydia Ko secures a five-shot victory
  • Atthaya Thitikul clinches the 2021 Race to Costa del Sol crown

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko fired a final round of 65 to triumph by five shots at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by Public Investment Fund.

Ko, who is seventh in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, began the day on 16-under-par and started well with a birdie on the first.

The two-time Major winner continued her fine form with birdies at five and seven before she sank an eagle putt on the par-five ninth to make the turn in 31 (-5).  Read more

From CNN Sports, by Ben Morse:

Lydia Ko romped to a dominant five-shot victory at the Saudi Ladies International on Sunday.

The New Zealand golfer shot a final round bogey-free seven-under 65 to win on 23-under par ahead of Thailand's 18-year-old Atthaya Thitikul.

World No. 7 Ko began Sunday four shots ahead of the pack after a stunning round of 63 on Saturday to equal the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club course record.   Read more

From Golf Australia, by PAA

New Zealand's Lydia Ko has fired a brilliant round of 65 to triumph by five shots at the Saudi Ladies International, while there were strong finishes from Australian duo Whitney Hillier and Steph Kyriacou. 

Ko produced some of the form that took her to the top of the world rankings five years ago when she was just 17.  Read more

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