Date: February 22, 2015
Author: Martin Blake

Lydia Ko wins Australian Open


World No. 1 Lydia Ko has won the 2015 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.

It is the 17-year-old Ko's first victory as the No. 1-ranked player.

The New Zealander is also the youngest-ever Open winner in tournament history.

Ko, who began the day in a share of the lead, held her nerve to card a two-under par 71 on the day and complete the tournament at nine-under par.

She won by two shots from South Korea's Amy Yang at seven-under.