27 Jun 2016

Ko claims third title of the season

4:32 pm on 27 June 2016

New Zealander Lydia Ko's reign as the Queen of women's golf continues.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko Photo: Photosport

The world number one has won her 13th LPGA tour title, taking the latest event in Arkansas by three shots.

The 19-year-old shot a final round three under par 68 to finish on 17 under for the tournament.

Lydia Ko told Matt Chatterton playing well on the front nine set her up for victory.

She started the day in a tie for the lead with American Morgan Pressel at 14-under but made five birdies on the front nine to shoot out to a four shot lead.

Ko dropped a shot bogeying her final hole, but she was pleased with her overall performance.

"Obviously it's not the greatest ending to finish with a six (bogey) but I guess it covers up for how well I played earlier today.

"I hit the ball really well on the front nine and I think that definitely helped," said Ko.

Ko now has 18 professional wins.