|Published:||Feb 19, 2012 5:16 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 19, 2012 7:31 AM EST|
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Australia's Lindsey Wright birdied the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory Sunday in the New Zealand Women's Open.
Wright finished at 10-under 206 at Pegasus Golf Club in the event sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies Professional Golf. The former Pepperdine player is a regular on the LPGA Tour,
American Alison Walshe and Australia's Jessica Speechley tied for second. Walshe closed with a 69, and Speechley had a 65. Canada's Lorie Kane and Australia's Stephanie Na shot 69 to tie for fourth at 8 under.
Fourteen-year-old Lydia Ko, part of a six-way tie for the second-round lead, shot a 74 to tie for 17th at 4 under. The South Korean-born New Zealander, the world's top-ranked amateur, became the youngest winner of a professional tour event last month in the Women's New South Wales Open.