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Ko climbs to eighth in Japan

Saturday 11 May 2013 2:11 p.m.

Lydia Ko (Photosport file)

Lydia Ko (Photosport file)

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New Zealand teenage golfer Lydia Ko has climbed nine places to a share of eighth place at the midway stage of the World Ladies Championship tournament in Japan.

The world No.1 ranked amateur shot a two-under 70 in her second round at the Japanese LPGA Tour event in Ibaraki to be two-under and five strokes behind leader Saiki Fujita of Japan.

Sixteen-year-old Ko has maintained her record of making the cut in all 16 professional tournaments she has contested.

She has won three of them, giving her a world ranking of 22.


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