Lydia Ko keeps up hot streak, finishes eighth in truncated 36-hole LPGA events

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has continued with her recent return to form, finishing eighth at a truncated LPGA Texas Classic.

With bad weather having reduced the tournament from 72 holes down to 36, after a first round 69, Ko began the day four shots adrift of the leaders.

Beginning the day on the back nine, Ko hit her stride almost immediately, with a birdie on the 11th hole, her second of the day, before completing a blemish free front nine.

Her form was just as good on the front nine, beginning with a birdie on the first, before following suit on the fourth and eightht, finishing her round at four under and six under for the tournament.

Ultimately though, Ko left her run too late, finishing with a 67 to end five shots back of South Korea's Sung Hyun Park.

Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, waits to hit from the 16th tee of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the first round of the LPGA Mediheal Championship golf tournament Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Lydia Ko at Lake Merced Golf Club. Source: Associated Press

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