9 Dec 2013

Ko earns big cheque and few weeks off

11:11 am on 9 December 2013

Laid-back New Zealand golf star Lydia Ko says she's pretty happy about finishing in the money in her first two tournaments as a professional.

Following a tie for 21st on her debut as a professional, and a 3-shot victory at the World Ladies Masters tournament on Sunday night in Taiwan, the 16-year-old sensation has already banked $200,000.

She has a few weeks off now before starting the New Year at the Bahamas Classic at the end of January before the New Zealand Womens Open in Christchurch.