August 25, 2013
Amateur Ko beats the pros at CN Women's Open
By Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

Lydia Ko pumps her fist after winning her second straight CN Canadian Women's Open title (David Bloom, Edmonton Sun).

“And a child shall lead them.” - Isaiah 11:6.

In defending her CN Canadian Women’s Open title at the Royal Mayfair, 16-year-old amateur Lydia Ko has now done twice what nobody thought they’d ever see once.

Win.

A year after making history in Vancouver by becoming the youngest player ever, and the first amateur in 43 years, to win an LPGA event, she made a little more of it Sunday in Edmonton, shooting a final round 64 to once again beat a field of bewildered professionals at their own game.

Ko finished 15-under par to become the first amateur in history to win twice. And now the two youngest players to ever win an LPGA event are Lydia Ko (15 years, four months) and Lydia Ko (16 years four months).

Once again the New Zealand teen gets the trophy and the runner up gets the money. This year’s Ko-dependant is Karine Icher, who takes home $300,000.


“It’s incredible,” Icher said of Ko’s repeat. “She’s amazing. Sixteen years old and has won twice. She ha


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