Disappointing finish for Lydia Ko earns her $13k
Lydia Ko had her second-worst finish of the LPGA Tour golf season but still pocketed more than $13,000 from her week's work in Hawaii.
The 16-year-old finished the LOTTE Championship in a share of 32nd after carding a final round of even-par 72, leaving her at one-over par for the tournament.
That was 15 strokes behind the winner, American former teen queen Michelle Wie who stormed home with a five-under 67 to finish at 14-under and pip third round leader Angela Stanford (73) by two shots. South Korean Inbee Park was third, at 11-under par.
Ko never got going this week and mixed two bogeys with two birdies in her final round, finishing outside the top-30 for the second time in three tournaments.
She was 61st at the Kia Classic last month, her worst finish in a professional tournament.
Meanwhile, Tim Wilkinson was tied for 43rd after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour. Wilkinson dropped 21 places after a two-over 73, to be one-over for the tournament. England's Luke Donald led by two shots at eight-under.
Danny Lee missed the cut.
- Fairfax Media
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