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'A huge honour for me' - Lydia Ko made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Golfer Lydia Ko has received one of New Zealand's honours.

The 21-year-old Korean-born golfer was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2018 New Year's honours list.

Ko was the top-ranked women's golfer from February 2015 to June 2017. She was also the youngest player to win a professional tournament and the youngest tournament winner on the LPGA tour.

Ko said the award was "a huge honour for me. I am grateful to be recognised alongside many talented, inspiring New Zealanders and those who make New Zealand a better country for all of us Kiwis."

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Lydia Ko.
Lydia Ko. Source: Photosport


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