4 May 2015

Modest day at the office for Ko

2:00 pm on 4 May 2015

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko won't be donating as much money to the Nepal earthquake relief efforts as she might have liked after finishing well down the leaderboard 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 world number one, who pledged to donate her prize money winnings from the event to the victims of the quake hit country, carded a final round even par 71 to finish on even par for the tournament in a tie for 41st.

The purse for the event is NZ$1.7 million, though Ko's share will be much less, somewhere around the $6000 mark.

The world number two Park Inbee claimed the winners purse of $259,000.

The South Korean raced past her challengers with a final-round six-under 65 to win by three shots with a tournament total of 269, 15 under par.

The victory was her second in the tournament in three years.