Top-ranked Ko wins again in New Zealand

Lydia Ko watches the flight of her ball from the first tee during the third round of the LPGA Coates Golf Championship at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Bruce Ackerman/Star-Banner via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Unfazed by an earthquake just before she teed off, top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years Sunday.

The magnitude 5.7 quake rattled the area about 10 minutes before Ko began play. She started the round on time and play wasn't interrupted by the quake.

"It was interesting, I've never been on a golf course where there is an earthquake," Ko said. "It was a lucky I wasn't out there playing because I wouldn't want to be in the middle of my swing and the ball moves somewhere else."


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