First picked up a club at age 5.
Joined first club at age 7. Pupuke Golf Club, North Shore, New Zealand.
First handicap was 12 at age 7.
Played in the New Zealand Amateur at age 9.
First represented North Harbour at age 11.
Won first national title age 11, NZ North Island Strokeplay, at the Muriwai GC, Auckland, New Zealand.
First represented New Zealand at age 12.
At age 12, finished 7th in the Women’s New Zealand Open, becoming the youngest woman ever to make the cut in a Ladies European Tour event.
At age 13, Lydia represented New Zealand in the World Amateur Teams championship, called the Esprito Santos, held in South America.
Captianed North Harbour to victory in the 2010 Toro Interprovincial, finished all 7 matches under par and won player of the tournement.
Lydia became the youngest ever winner of the Australian Strokeplay, when she beat fellow kiwi, Cecelia Cho in the 3 hole play off in Melbourne 2011.
Finished 2nd in NSW Open in 2011, ALPG event.
Finished 4th in NZ Women's Open in 2011, LET Event.
Finished 12th at the ISPS Handa Australian Open in 2011, LET Event.
Was Leading amateur in all Professional events in 2011 including NZ Women's open, Australian Open, NSW open.
Won British Amateur Teams Trophy, Royal Portrush, Ireland.
Won the New Zealand Amateur Strokeplay and New Zealand Amateur in the same week, first person in 100 years to achieve this feat.
Became the youngest ever World #1 Amateur female at the age of 14 and one day.
Mid 2011 Lydia won 9 consecutive events.
Was medalist at 2011 US Amateur Pre Qualifying in Boston at the Brae Burn CC.
Was the Co Medalist at the 2011 US Amateur at the Rhode Island Counry Club, RI, USA.
Was Junior Sports Woman of the Year at the 2011 Massey North Harbour Sports Awards.
Was the ASB Junior Sports Woman of the year at the 2011 ASB Awards in Auckland.
Was the first ever recipent of the Mark H McCormack Medal, presented to the World #1 Amateur Female at the end of the 2011 golfing calender.
Winning the 2012 Australian Amateur and in doing so becomming the youngest ever winner.
Winning the 2012 Bing Lee - Samsung NSW Open - ALPG - and in doing so becomming the youngest ever winner of a professional event in the world.
Gaining entry into the 2012 US Women's Open and 2012 US Women's Amateur after being presented the Mark McCormack medal by Suzann Petterson.
Finishing 18th at the 2012 Australian Open - LPGA Tour Event.
Held #1 Ranking for 52 consecutive weeks - End of April 2012
Played first Major Championship at the 2012 US Women's Open
Made the cut in first Major, finished T38
Won the Low Amateur Medal at the 2012 US Women's Open
Finished 2nd in Qualifiying at the 2012 US Junior Girls Amateur
Semi finalist at the 2012 US Junior Girls Amateur at Lake Me