12 Mar 2011

New Zealand finish fifth in Queen Sirikit Cup golf

6:58 am on 12 March 2011

After a promising start to the day, New Zealand had to be content with fifth place following the final round of the Queen Sirikit Cup women's Asia Pacific golf teams championship in India.

With new amateur world number one Cecilia Cho and Emily Perry on fire early in the day, the New Zealanders reached seven-under par to jump to second overall.

However they fell victim of the fiery Delhi course mid-round to lose their way, finishing with a three-over 147.

This left them on 11-over par in fifth place, a shot behind hosts India and two shots behind China, coached by New Zealand's Gareth Winslow.

Defending champions Korea ran away with their fifth straight title, to go with their world championship last year, while Philippines held on for second.

Cho shot a one-under 71 while Lochiel's Emily Perry fired a four over 76 including a birdie-birdie finish and Lydia Ko had the non-counting 81.