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Golf: Lydia Ko dreading Singapore heat at HSBC Women's Champions

Published on Jan 15, 2014 12:35 PM
 
Lydia Ko of New Zealand plays a shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the CME Group Titleholders at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, on Nov 22, 2013. Singapore's stifling heat is the biggest concern for Ko as she prepares to tee off at the HSBC Women's Champions tournament in February. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

Singapore's stifling heat is the biggest concern for golf prodigy Lydia Ko as she prepares to tee off at the HSBC Women's Champions tournament next month.

The 16-year-old New Zealander is among the biggest draws of the Feb 27-March 2 event, which carries a prize purse of US$1.4 million (S$1.75 million).

The teenager, ranked fourth in the world after turning pro in October, first played here at the Queen Sirikit Cup last year, where she led the Kiwis to a runners-up finish.

"I remember it was really, really hot," she said during a phone interview with Singapore media on Wednesday.

 
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