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Full Name:  

Lydia (Bogyung) Ko

Nickname:
Lyds

Age: 
15

Country of Birth: 
Korea

Country of Citizenship: 
New Zealand

Fluent in: 
English & Korean

School: 
Pinehurst School, Auckland, New Zealand

Home Club: 
Gulf Harbour CC, Auckland, New Zealand

Represents: 
North Harbour & New Zealand

Countries Visited with Golf:
Australia, India, England, Ireland, America, South America

Current Handicap:
+ 5. 5

Started Golf at Age:
5

Favourite Course:
Gulf Harbour CC & Cypress Point

Coach:
Guy Wilson – Institute of Golf –  Coached me since I started golf.

Hours Practice Per Week?:
35 hours

Golf Player Most Admired?:
Michelle Wie, Rory McIlroy, Lexi Thompson, Phil Mickleson

Most Satisfying Golfing Moment:
Winning the 2012 US Women's Amateur.

What is the Best Thing About Golf:
Meeting new people,  enjoying competitions against different ages,  concentrating on games, seeing hard work pay off.

Lydia's Dream Foursome: (Yourself and…….…)
1. Michelle Wie    
2. Phil Mickelson
3. Lexi Thompson

Strongest Part of Lydia's Game:
Driver, I hit nearly every fairway, and my focus. I have to work hard, which sometimes can be boring but the end result makes me smile.

Lydia's Best Tournament Result to Date:
1st - NZ Women's Open 2013 - LET - Became the youngest winner in LET history and first NZer to win.
1st - Canadian Women's Open - LPGA - Became the youngest women in history to win.
1st - US Women's Amateur 2012
1st - NSW Open 2012 - Australian Ladies Professional Golf Event - Became the youngest ever winner of a professional event worldwide at the age of 14 and 9 months.
19th - Australian Women's Open - LPGA  - 40 of the top 60 players in the world competed.
4th - NZ Women’s Open 2011 - Ladies European Tour Event
2nd - NSW Open 2011 - Australian Ladies Professional Golf Event
T38 - US Women's Open 2012 - Major Championship
T17 - Women's British Open 2012 - Major Championship