14 Aug 2012

Lydia Ko in no hurry to turn pro

7:26 am on 14 August 2012

The record-breaking New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko says her priority is to go to college, and she's in no hurry to turn professional.

15 year old Ko who in January became the youngest player in history - male or female - to win a professional tournament, won the coveted US womens amateur title in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday. She's the second youngest player to win the title.

Ko also had the distinction of being the leading amateur at the US Womens Open, and she finished third at the US Junior amateur championship.

The world's top-ranked amateur is playing the Canadian Open this week.