21 Mar 2016

Ko can't match sizzling Kim

3:24 pm on 21 March 2016

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko did her best but she couldn't compete with South Korean Sei Young Kim on the final day of the LPGA Founders Cup in Arizona.

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko.

The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Ko, the world number one, fired a final round seven under par 65 to finish second, but had to concede to a record equalling day by Kim.

Kim shot a final round 10-under par, 62 to set a new 72-hole Tournament scoring record.

Her four-day score of 27-under par tied the 72-hole total set by Annika Sorenstam in 2001 when she shot a second round 59 at the Standard Register Ping.

"Yeah. It's a dream come true," Kim told the media. "Today's score 10-under is my best score ever, ever. So I didn't know that after the last putt, but after I check the scorecard, I asked to Paul, my caddy, did I shoot 10-under? He said, yeah. Oh, my God. That's amazing. Yeah. Dream come true. So feel great now."

Kim finished 5 shots ahead of Ko.

"There are not many times when you shoot seven-under on the last day and only a few groups behind (the leader) and still finish five shots behind," Ko said.