Lydia Ko cards disastrous final round to finish tied for 31st at Women's PGA Championship

Lydia Ko could only watch on as Sung Hyun Park stormed to victory at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship in Illinois, with the Kiwi carding a +4 final round to finish tied for 31st.

Starting the day with back-to-back bogeys, Ko's hopes were boosted slightly when she recovered with birdies on the third and sixth holes, only to crash back out of contention with more bogeys on the seventh and eighth holes.

Ko began her back nine just as disastrously as the front, bogeying the 10th hole to drop to even par for the tournament, before a birdie on the 16th saw her in the blue once again.

However, bogeys on the 17th and 18th meant that Ko finished the last round at +4, and +1 for the tournament.

The Kiwi finished a remarkable 11 shots back from Park, who claimed victory through a three way play-off with Nasa Hataoka of Japan, and South Korean compatriot So Yeon Ryu.

BEDMINSTER, NJ - JULY 15:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand shoots from the 18th fairway during the US Women's Open round three at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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