New Zealand's amateur golfing prodigy, 14 year old Lydia Ko, today made history by becoming the youngest ever winner of any professional golf event in the world when she held her nerve with same wonderful iron play over the final 6 holes to record a 4 shot victory over the fast finishing Becky Morgan.
In what was a fairytale finish for Ko, after last year's disappointment, where she led to the final hole only to be overtaken by Sweden's Caroline Hedwall, when she resumed a healthy margin on the closing holes over playing partner Lindsey Wright and then to press the point her final shot to the 18th hit the flagstick, to show the large crowd how accurate her play has been throughout the whole tournament.
Whilst she has been successful in many amateur tournaments, this first success in a professional event is sure to be the first of many.
Becky Morgan thrilled the crowds throughout the final day with a fabulous 6 under, 66 and ended up passing Lindsey Wright into the runner up position. Kristie Smith also enjoyed the hot, humid and blustery final day conditions and closed with a 4 under 68 to tie Wright for 3rd.
But to the victor the spoils, and Ko is certain to be the focal point of media attention for some time.