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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko is trying to pace herself in her first season on the LPGA Tour.
Lexi Thompson got a congratulatory text from Nancy Lopez, a letter from Arnold Palmer and countless tweets.
After a whirlwind week featuring a multitude of celebrations that included her first LPGA Tour victory as a pro, Lydia Ko planned to sleep late Monday before catching a San Francisco cable car for a little bit of sightseeing.
With the 18th pin and a championship in sight, Lydia Ko found herself in the rough again in a day filled with off-target drives. The teen told herself she just needed one more important chip with the tournament on the line.
Stacy Lewis matched playing partner Lydia Ko with birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 and added another on the 17th to take a one-stroke lead Saturday in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
Stacy Lewis noted that she was 29 and playing partner Lydia Ko was 17 when talking about their contrasting approaches to a storm delay Friday in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
Karine Icher and her caddie husband, Fred, evaluated the conditions and course at challenging Lake Merced and decided on a Day 1 strategy: stay short of the pin and putt uphill.
When Karrie Webb was asked about the all the good young players on the LPGA Tour, the questioner noted that Lydia Ko was 16 and Jessica Korda 21.
There were too many players close behind and too many low scores to be had for Lydia Ko to feel at ease at the top of the JTBC Founders Cup leaderboard.
Lydia Ko hoped to make a new friend Saturday in the JTBC Founders Cup.
Mirim Lee is just getting started on the LPGA Tour - and isn't taking baby steps.
Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea shot a course-record 9-under 63 Sunday to win the Women's New Zealand Golf Open by a stroke from and defending champion Lydia Ko.
New Zealand's Stacey Tate stole the limelight from her illustrious compatriot Lydia Ko by shooting a 4-under 68 to share the lead with South Korea's Seon Woo Bae after after Friday's opening round of the New Zealand Women's Open.
Lydia Ko took a share of the lead in her first start as an LPGA Tour member, matching Meena Lee with a 5-under 68 on Thursday in the season-opening Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Teenage golf star Lydia Ko has split with the only coach she has had since she took up the sport as a 5-year-old.
"I skipped last week and I skipped the tournament in Texas, as well," the 17-year-old Ko said Thursday, a day before the start of play in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
"I've been really enjoying myself, playing on the tour," said Ko, born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand. "I think every moment has been really special. I can't believe that already a third has gone by."