Lydia Ko keeps streak alive at LPGA Classic
Lydia Ko finished with two clutch birdies to narrowly keep her run of never missing a cut alive.
The 17-year-old world No 3 has never missed a cut in a professional tournament but a horror start to the second round of the latest LPGA tournament, the ShopRite LPGA Classic, made it look like that streak was about to come to an end.
After starting the day at three-under and in a tie for 15th, Ko dropped four shots in the opening five holes at the Bay Course in New Jersey. She made two birdies, but a triple-bogey seven had her at six-over for her round and three-over for the tournament.
With the projected cut at one-over, Ko needed to finish birdie-birdie to make the cut.
And that's exactly what she did, making a three on the short par-four eighth then snatching back another shot on the par-five ninth, her final hole.
The final two birdies meant Ko shot a four-over 75, though she had been on track to equal her record high-round of her professional career, a six-over.
Ko finished the second round in the 54-hole event in a tie for 55th, 13-shots behind leader Stacy Lewis who fired an eight-under 63 to move to 12-under, a lead of one shot from fellow American Christina Kim.