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Ko slumps after three-week break

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/05/2016

Lydia Ko has marked her return from a three-week break with a rusty opening round at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg.

The world No.1 fired a two over 73 in a disastrous opening round which included three bogeys and a double bogey offset by three mid-round birdies.

She sits in a tie for 81st place with 17 others, eight shots off the pace set by early leader Mika Miyazato of Japan, who leads Australian Minjee Lee and American Brittany Lincicome by one stroke.

Ko notched five top-three finishes in the first part of her season, including two wins, in eight starts to hold a comfortable lead in the Tour's points standings.

The 19-year-old's three-week break came as she looks to freshen up ahead of a busy schedule leading into the Women's PGA Championship tournament in June.

In her two previous appearances at Williamsburg's River Course, Ko finished fifth and 16th.

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