13 Aug 2012

Lydia Ko wins US Women's Amateur Championship

3:37 pm on 13 August 2012

The New Zealand golfer and world number one, Lydia Ko has won the US Women's Amateur Championship, beating American Jaye Marie Green in the 36 hole final at the Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ko is the first New Zealander to win the title.

She was never headed in the matchplay final, one up after 18 holes before turning on a master-class in the final 18 holes to eventually win three and one.