World No 1 cards five-under 67 to lead at Clearwater.
In-form Kiwi golfer has made his move on the second day of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.
World No 1 delivers long-range birdie at the last to stay in touch at Clearwater.
The NZ Open's early leader accepts Lydia Ko is still a major threat.
Cathryn Bristow rapt to be on a par with world No.1 Lydia Ko after first round of NZ Open
Lydia Ko is up with the leaders after her first round of NZ Women's Open.
New Zealand golfer fires three-under 69 at California's picturesque Pebble Beach.
World No 1 Lydia Ko is highly likely to add her third title at the NZ Women's Open to her record.
Lydia Ko sits at the top of the leaderboard after the second round of New Zealand Women's Open strongly.
English golfing great Dame Laura Davies says bookies' call on world No 1 defending NZ title is unheard of.
Former All Black enjoys watching World No 1 Lydia Ko as she birdies the first six holes of the pro-am.
Young New Zealand golfer get the chance to meet the World No 1 at a golf clinic in Christchurch.
Lydia Ko's rise to the top of women's golf in 2015 built on a ruthless streak.
US court throws out lawsuit from 168 who claimed the US PGA Tour used them as 'human billboards'.
Travel, meetings, press conferences, and study. A day in the life of NZ's golfing rock star.
Australian pro believes NZ golf fans don't know how lucky they are with World No 1 back home.
World No 1 pays tribute to former NZ Golf president Patsy Hankins in at-times emotional press conference.
World No 1 golfer says winning an Olympic gold medal is her priority for 2016.
World No 1 becomes first golfer to win New Zealand's Lonsdale Cup, joining names like, Snell, Halberg, Walker and Adams.
Brad Shilton fires bogey-free 64 to lead by two strokes after the first round of Victorian PGA.
Australian Peter Fowler birdied all the par fives on his way to victory at the Legends Pro-Am at Gleniti.
Over 1500 tee shots, 120 press conferences and millions of dollars all await Lydia Ko over the next 11 months.
In the buildup to the New Zealand Women's Open, we look back at some key moments in Lydia Ko's stellar golf career.
No title in Phoenix but fourth placing sees NZ golfer match his best world ranking.
Kiwi Danny Lee made just too many bogeys and and couldn't double his PGA win tally in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Lydia Ko's cool, calm, composed demeanour critical to her success.
One-stroke victory under pressure "that little bit extra special", says Britain's Danny Willett says.
Kiwi golfer makes miraculous approach shot from deep rough to set up third triumph on PGA Tour of Australasia.
Danny Lee in stellar form at Phoenix Open, leading Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama by three shots.
Lydia Ko finishes tied for third at LPGA's Coates Championship.