New Zealand Women's Open. Lovely Lydia Wins February 11 2013

  Lydia Ko / Joseph Johnson Lovely Lydia Ko, the fifteen year old sensation from New Zealand, won the New Zealand Women's Open at  Clearwater Golf Club on Sunday by one stroke from American professional Amelia Lewis. This is the World Amateur Number One winning her third professional tournament. Amelia took home the paycheck, but Lydia was happy with her trophy, although she did have a few tearful moments afterwards; " I didn't cry at the Canadian Open, I guess this tournament meant more." Amelia said she does not play for the money, but this time the check for $30,000 will help soften the feelings of defeat; " I don’t play for the money, but I guess it does soften the blow." Congratulations Lydia, I guess it will not be too long before Tiger Woods and Nike come knocking at your door.