6 Feb 2012

Ko falls back as Boeljon hits gold at Aust Ladies Masters

11:34 am on 6 February 2012

Auckland teenage golfer Lydia Ko blew out to a two over par final round to finish in a share of 32nd at the Australian Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast.

The 14-year-old amateur's 74 at Royal Pines put her 15 shots behind eventual winner Christel Boeljon of the Netherlands, who held her nerve in a gripping four-way finish to win by one stroke from overnight leader So-Yeong Ryu and Ha-Neul Kim of South Korea and Italian Diana Luna.

Ko won the New South Wales Open last weekend to become the youngest golfer to ever win a professional tournament.

The senior New Zealand professional Lynette Brooky finished one shot ahead of Ko in a share of 29th, while Cathryn Bristow was four shots back from Brooky in 52nd equal.