Lydia Ko happy with her U.S. Womens Open performance July 09 2012

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 Lydia Ko dropped from 18th to 39th,  dropping six shots in the final three holes of the final round but she was still the leading amateur at the women's US Open at Blackwolf Run, Kohler Wisconsin. Despite that disappointment  Lydia's first taste of major championship golf was a palatable one, she achieved her initial goals at the US Open this week, making the cut and finishing as the top amateur, but that  late collapse cost her a top-20 finish. Only three of the 28 amateurs in the field made the second-round cut and Lydia  believed she learnt a lot in her major debut;

" Playing different kinds of shots and managing stress and coping with stress. It's in pretty good condition out here and it's hard to get these every single round you play, and those are just experiences playing with the pros. Also, we're coming straight here where it's dry, hot and humid, so it's the opposite to New Zealand, but I guess I have to cope with that and manage that to play well."

Lydia Ko will stay in North America to compete in the 2012 US Amateur, where she was the medallist last year in qualifying before being knocked out in the early rounds of matchplay. Good Luck Lydia !!