US Women's Amateur, Kiwi Lydia Ko in Quarter finals August 10 2012

Lydia Ko (file pic)Lydia Ko/

World No 1 Lydia Ko has played her way into the quarter finals of the U.S. Women's Amateur, winning two matches yesterday in the matchplay tournament. 15 year-old Lydia had to scramble out of deep rough on the 18th hole to beat Celine Boutier, aged 18, of France, 1up, in the round of 16. She followed that by beating American Amy Anderson, 3 and 2. She now  faces Paula Reto of South Africa, in tonight's quarterfinals.

The championship will be decided in a 36-hole final on Monday and our best wishes go to Lydia.