3 May 2015

Ko survives 2nd cut

6:25 pm on 3 May 2015

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has narrowly avoided the second cut at the latest LPGA tour event in Texas.

Lydia Ko lines up a putt, Texas, 2015.

Lydia Ko lines up a putt, Texas, 2015. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Irving tournament enforces a rare second cut after the third day, which Ko was one shot inside, as she was the first cut.

At even par for the tournament after day three, the world number one has preserved her record of never missing a cut in 64 starts in professional tournaments.

Ko's third round one under par 70 moved her into a tie for 41st, nine strokes behind the leaders Lexi Thompson of America and Korea's Inbee Park.

The New Zealander has pledged her earnings from the tournament to disaster relief efforts in Nepal.