Golf: Kiwi Lydia Ko remains on top at LGPA event in Florida

  • 27/02/2021

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko is still in the lead at the halfway mark of the Gainsbridge LPGA event in Orlando.

On Saturday morning (NZ time), Ko shot a second round of 69 to cling to a one-shot advantage atop the leaderboard with two rounds left to play at the Lake Nona Golf and Country club.

The 23-year-old began the round with a two shot lead, but American Nelly Korda pulled one back to trail by just a single stroke at the close of play.

Ko is trying to snap a tour victory drought that stretches back almost three years, as the former No.1 looks to regain her place among the elite of women's golf.

Now ranked world No.29, Ko bounced back from a bogey on the 10th hole to card four birdies through the following seven holes.

American Ryan O’Toole is in touch in third on the leaderboard, sitting on eight-under, while the rest of the field are at least a further two shots back.