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Ko battles back at Williamsburg

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 21/05/2016

Lydia Ko of New Zealand lines up her putt at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia. © Hunter Martin/Getty Images Lydia Ko of New Zealand lines up her putt at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia. Lydia Ko has battled back from a disastrous opening round to power up the leaderboard into a share of 37th place at the halfway stage of the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg.

The world No.1 looked rusty in her return from a three-week lay-off in recording an opening two-over 73 to sit in a tie for 81st, eight shots off the pace set by early leader Mika Miyazato of Japan.

But Ko looked steadier in round two, mixing four birdies with just the one bogey for three-under 68 and a two-round total of 141.

Korean golfer So Yeon Ryu blasted into the lead with a seven-under 64, one stroke ahead of American Stacy Lewis, South Korea's Amy Yang and Miyazato.

Ko recorded five top-three finishes in the first part of her season, including two wins, but took a three-week break to freshen up ahead of a busy schedule leading into the Women's PGA Championship next month.

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