Lydia Ko bounces back with great birdie, tied for fifth at LPGA event

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is in a tie for fifth place after the opening round of Indy Women's Championship in Indianapolis this morning.

Ko, 21, shot six-under-par 66 and is two shots off the pace of American leader Angel Yin.

The former World No.1 shot a double bogey on the 16th hole but bounced back with a sensational birdie on the 17th hole.

Ko shot eight birdies with one double bogey in her first round at the LPGA event.