Lydia Ko wins silver

Author
Brenton Vannisselroy,
Publish Date
Sun, 21 Aug 2016, 6:22AM
Silver medalist Lydia Ko poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for Women's Golf event in Rio. (NZ Herald/Getty Images)
Silver medalist Lydia Ko poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for Women's Golf event in Rio. (NZ Herald/Getty Images)

Lydia Ko wins silver

Author
Brenton Vannisselroy,
Publish Date
Sun, 21 Aug 2016, 6:22AM

Lydia Ko has delivered New Zealand its 17th medal of the Rio Olympics.

Ko has snatched silver in the women’s golf tournament in Rio.

The world number one has birdied three of her last five holes, including the 18th, to finish one shot clear of China’s Shanshan Feng.

Ko had slipped to fifth early in her back nine and bronze looked the best she could hope for before her clutch finish.

She said it was great to have the likes of Eric Murray and the New Zealand women’s sevens team cheering her on.

South Korea’s Inbee Park has won gold after finishing five shots clear of Ko.