Lydia Ko within striking distance in Taipei City

Last updated 09:00 07/12/2013
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ON TARGET: Lydia Ko speaks at a press conference at the World Ladies Masters tournament in Taipei City.

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Lydia Ko is five shots off the lead after the first round of the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters in Taipei City, Taipei.

Ko put together five straight birdies on the front nine at the Miramar Golf and Country Club but bogeyed three of her last five holes for a round of four-under 68 amd a tie for fifth.

After three straight pars to open, Ko birdied the next five holes and made the turn at -5, then quickly got to seven-under with birdies at the 11th and 12th holes. The round came unraveled at the 14th with bogey, followed by two pars, then bogeys at the 17th and 18th to finish.

South Korean Inbee Park leads the tournament by two strokes after a nine-under 63.

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