30 Jan 2012

Auckland teenager makes golfing history

4:46 am on 30 January 2012

Teenage Auckland golfer Lydia Ko has made history after winning the New South Wales Open in Sydney.

The 14-year-old amateur's 4 shot victory makes her the youngest ever winner of a professional women's tournament.

Ko, who was runner-up in this tournament last year, fired a final round 3 under par 69 for a 14 under par total.

Becky Morgan of Wales was second, 4 shots back.

Ko, who turns 15 on 24 April, comfortably takes the title from Gold Coast youngster Amy Yang, who won the Australian Ladies Masters aged 16 and 192 days.

Ko is the number one ranked amateur player in the world.