Lydia Ko falls just short of LPGA Shanghai title after stunning final round

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has fallen two shots short of a stunning title win at the LPGA Shanghai Open, posting a final round score of 66 to finish in a seven-way tie for second.

Starting her final round down in 20th position, the Kiwi's day started perfectly with a birdie on the first hole, before her early advantage was quickly wiped away by a bogey on the fourth.

From there though, it was all one way traffic for the Kiwi.

Birdies on the fifth and sixth saw her finish the front nine at -7 for the tournament.

A blemish free back nine, including birdies on the 10th, 14th, 15th and 17th holes saw Ko rocket into contention, momentarily holding the lead and finishing at -11.

However, Danielle Kang of the USA would hold her nerve, finishing at -13 to take the title win, leaving Ko and a host of others to settle for second place.

Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, watches her tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the LPGA Tour ANA Inspiration golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club, Friday, March 30, 2018, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Lydia Ko. Source: Associated Press


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