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Ko finds early form in Tour return

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/06/2017
Lydia Ko © Getty Images Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko has marked her return from a three-week break with a bright opening round to sit in a share of seventh at the Meijer Classic in Michigan.

Ko offset seven birdies with just one bogey in carding six-under 65, two shots astray of outright leader Brooke Henderson (Canada).

A clutch of players including world No.4 Lexi Thompson (US) and China's Olympic bronze medallist Shanshan Feng are tied for second, one shot behind.

Ko's 85-week reign as world No.1 ended earlier this week when Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn won the Manulife Classic in Cambridge, Ontario.

Jutanugarn now has 8.78 average world ranking points to Ko's 8.34 after racking up six LPGA victories since the start of last season.

Ko has been winless since July last year.

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