Golf: Lydia Ko claims second-straight top-10 finish in Orlando

  • 08/03/2021

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has continued her recent run of consistency, recording another top-10 finish at the LPGA Drive event in Florida on Monday (NZ time).

The 23-year-old finished her final round at one-under, carding three birdies and two bogeys to end the tournament with a total of four-under to finish eighth on the leaderboard.

The result backs up her strong performance at Gainsbridge last week, where she powered home with four straight birdies to finish tied for second place in her 2021 season opener.

Dating back to the end of last season, it's Ko's third consecutive top-10 finish, as she looks to recapture the form that lifted her to the top of the world rankings.

Overnight leader Austin Ernst secured her third career victory, winning the event by five strokes over fellow American Jennifer Kupcho.

Ko now moves on to the Kia Classic - which she won back in 2016 - where she'll attempt to go one step better and claim her first tour win in almost three years.