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What If Lydia Ko Wins?

The 15-year-old phenom is one back heading into the final two rounds of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open.

Chris Barclay's game story suggests she faced some excruciatingly slow play.

As an amateur there is some question what a win in an LPGA co-sanctioned event would mean and Randall Mell considered the various options if she wins and says she would earn a two-year exemption, pending a successful waiver granting by Commissioner Mike Whan.

You can view Ko's post round interview here. She's definitely wise beyond her 15 years.

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Reader Comments (6)

Slow play on the LPGA.....................shocker.
"As an amateur there is some question what a win in an LPGA co-sanctioned event would mean..."

Is somebody forgetting that last year she won a fully sanctioned LPGA event - the CN Canadian Open? The Canadian Open is also, arguably, a semi-major with a very strong field.
02.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWayne
She is tied for the lead going into the last round. I will be pulling for her.
Wayne, yes, apparently they did forget.
02.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
The LPGA should let her "bank' her exemption until 1.) she is 18 and of age to join the LPGA; or 2.) if she goes to college, let her exercise her exemption once she decides to play professinally. The winner will be the LPGA. There could be plenty of worse decisions. If she is not ready to "give up" the rest of her young life to join the grind of the LPGA and chase the $$$$ (can you say Michelle Wie?), then the wise thing would be let her 'bank' it, she earned it.
no decision required. the double on first hole was hard to overcome. continued best wishes for this amazing young lady

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