Lydia Ko in top 20 after first round in Japan
World No.1 women's golf amateur Lydia Ko (file pic)
World No.1 women's golf amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand has made a solid start to her first appearance in a Japanese LPGA tour event.
Ko, 16, shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the World Ladies Championship at Ibaraki, leaving her sharing 17th place in a field of 120.
The Auckland schoolgirl mixed five birdies with three bogeys and a double-bogey to be four shots behind co-leaders So Yeon Ryu of Korea and Saiki Fujita of Japan.