CN Canadian Women's Open. Its Lydia Again. August 25 2013

CNCanadianWomensOpen_188x84 Defending Champion Lydia Ko retained her Canadian Womens Open by winning again at Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Alberta, Canada. Lydia Ko / Getty Lydia shot a final round of -6 under par 64, to beat the field by five shots with her tournament total of -15 under par. An amazing achievement for the Worlds Amateur Ladies #1. Lydia has become the first amateur to win two LPGA events and also the first amateur to successfully defend her title. She said she was surprised by her win, and being worried over the last putt; “I'm pretty surprised, but I played some really good golf out there, so I was really happy about that. My goal today was to shoot -5 under and just play my own game.  If somebody else shot better, then I can't do anything about it.That's why I was like oh, my God.  I was pretty worried it would just go straight down because I knew it was a slippery putt.  No, I just hit a little bit, and it trickled down in the hole.” Lydia was also  the first player to defend a title on the LPGA Tour since Yani Tseng who won back-to-back RICOH Women’s British Opens in 2010 and 2011. She was amazed at that Statistic; “When I saw that record, I thought wow, that is amazing, who can do that?  And to have done that myself, that's pretty special.  Last year was a three‑shot lead through, or two, two shot lead, so I was pretty happy about that.  Now having five shots, it makes it even better.” Second place went to Karine Icher, a distant -10 under par total, after her final round of -3 under par 67. Karine was happy with second place, but would like to win, sha said it had been a boost to have been part of the winning Solheim Cup Team;  " Not too bad for me, obviously, but I would love to win one, one day, but it's nice for her.  She deserves it, I'm sure she's a hard worker, and especially in Canada for her it's special. It's been a boost, but I'm very tired and next week I'm not going to play in Portland because it's in two weeks in a row like this it takes a lot of energy and play under pressure.  But definitely to win the Solheim on U.S. soil was fantastic." Brittany Lincicome  was tied third at -9 under par, along with Caroline Hedwall, the leader at the start of the final round, Caroline unfortunately slumped to a last round +1 over par 71. Brittany was another player from the Solheim; " Super happy, I haven't been playing great the last couple weeks.  So felt like I played good at Solheim, obviously didn't pull it off there either, but felt like I was playing good though.  I kind of wish we had a tournament I was playing.  I'm not playing next week.  I wish I was now because I'm playing so good." Caroline had to admit that Lydia was way too good today; “This is one of my better finishes on the LPGA, so I'm very happy this week. I'm still waiting for my first win, but hopefully it will come soon. I slept okay, to be honest.  I was just excited to come out and play today.  I had a lot of fun out there.  It's just that Lydia was way too good today.”