5 Sep 2016

Ko finishes fifth in Canada

11:17 am on 5 September 2016

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has finished tied for fifth at the latest LPGA event in Canada.

Lydia Ko at the Canadian Open, 2016.

Lydia Ko at the Canadian Open, 2016. Photo: Photosport

Ko started the day four shots off the lead and fired a final round four under par 68 to climb two places.

Caroline Masson of Germany won her maiden title with a one-stroke victory.

Ko and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn both finished two shots from the winner to preserve their placings of first and second in the world rankings.

Ko has now been number one for 45 weeks.

The best players now head to France for the last major of the year, the Evian Championship, where Ko is the defending champion.

It starts on Friday (NZ time).