KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia — Lydia KoThe way she ended 2022 in the beginning of the new year was the same as it was for her, with a big win. She closed the Aramco Saudi Ladies International with a 4-under-68.
Ko, the No. Ko, the No. Aditi AshokIndia to win the largest prize at regular Ladies European Tour events. She won $750,000 from the $5 million prize fund at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club.
Ko finished last year with a win on the LPGA Tour finale. She also won $2 million, the highest payoff in womens tennis. Ko is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.
The Kiwi couple got married in December. She skipped the LPGA Tour season opener in Florida last month, and then showed that she was still in top-ranked form. It was her 26th win worldwide.
Im playing alongside the best in the world. Ko stated that the field this week was very strong, so I knew it would be a challenge. The first of the year is really difficult because you don’t have anything to go on.
You never know what youre going do. The start was definitely helpful, and I think I was patient and not as nervous as I thought. That is definitely a good thing.
Lilia Vu had a lead of 1 shot going into the final round. She fell to a score of 71 and tied for 3rd with Manon De Roey from Belgium (63) Lexi Thompson (66).