13 Feb 2013

Ko rises in golf rankings

11:26 am on 13 February 2013

New Zealand's teenage golf star Lydia Ko has jumped eight places up to number 30 in the latest world golf rankings.

Ko makes the biggest move following her victory in the New Zealand Open at Clearwater on Sunday.

The 15-year-old will compete in the Australian Open in Canberra this weekend, Ko lining up alongside a number of the worlds top professionals including number one Yani Tseng of Taipei and number three Stacy Lewis of the United States.