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Lydia Ko fades at women's golf major

Lydia Ko LPGA golf
Lydia Ko dropped into a tie for 17th in the final round of The Chevron Championship. PHOTO: LPGA

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has gone backwards on the final day of the first women's golf major of 2024.

Ko posted a three-over 75 in the final round of The Chevron Championship at The Woodlands, Texas on Sunday (Monday NZ Time), dropping to a share of 17th at two-under, 13 strokes off the pace.

The 26-year-old entered Sunday tied for ninth at five-under, six shots off the lead, as the rain-delayed third round resumed.

Ko made four straight pars to end the round, not improving her situation, before three pars to open her fourth round. Bogeys came at the fourth, seventh and ninth holes, with an eagle at the par-five eighth.

Her up-and-down round continued on the back-nine, with bogeys at the 12th, 15th, 16th and 17th holes and birdies at the 13th and 18th.

Ko was accurate off the tee, hitting 12-of-14 fairways, but constantly missed the target with her approach shots, landing on just 5-of-18 greens in regulation.


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