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Golf: World number one Tseng left amazed by teenager Ko

Published on Feb 15, 2013 6:13 AM
 
Amateur golf player Lydia Ko of New Zealand in action during the Queen Sirikit Cup golf tournament on April 27, 2012. World number one Yani Tseng was left amazed by the ability of 15-year-old sensation Lydia Ko after the New Zealander carded a 10-under-par opening round 63 to take the lead at the women's Australian Open on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

(REUTERS) - World number one Yani Tseng was left amazed by the ability of 15-year-old sensation Lydia Ko after the New Zealander carded a 10-under-par opening round 63 to take the lead at the women's Australian Open on Thursday.

Ko, who was born in South Korea and began playing golf aged five in Auckland, was in the company of Tseng (five-under 68) and American Michelle Wie (74) at the Royal Canberra Golf Club as she opened up a one-shot advantage over the field.

"She still looks 15, I don't know how she hits the ball that well," Taiwan's Tseng said in a news release.

"I wasn't even that close to her when I was 15. It is very interesting to see her play, and I really enjoyed playing with her today too.

 
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