7 Jun 2014

Lydia Ko surges up leaderboard in Canada

5:33 pm on 7 June 2014

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has rocketed up the leaderboard at the latest LPGA Tour event in Canada.

The 17-year-old started the second round in 54th place but fired a four under par 67 to move to four under for the tournament and into a tie for 19th, seven shots off the pace.

Ko has a chance to displace the American Stacey Lewis as world number one if she wins the tournament.

Fellow New Zealander Tim Wilkinson was in a tie for 11th nearing the end of his second round at the latest PGA Tour event in Memphis before thunderstorms halted play for the second consecutive day.

Wilkinson was one under for the day on the 15th hole when the heavens opened.

He's currently three under for the tournament, nine shots behind American leader Ben Crane.

Compatriot Danny Lee is in a tie for 39th after shooting a second round three under par 67 to move to one under for the tournament.