Lydia Ko, 17, youngest ever to be named LPGA Tour rookie of the year

Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko is No. 3 in the world ranking and No. 4 on the LPGA Tour money list with just over $1.5 million.
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Associated Press

Series: LPGA Tour

Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 2:09 p.m.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Lydia Ko has become the youngest player to win the LPGA Tour's rookie of the year award. 
 
The 17-year-old Ko clinched the points-based award with two tournaments remaining on the LPGA Tour schedule. She already has two victories, two runner-up finishes and nine other finishes in the top 10. 
 
Laura Baugh was 18 when she won the LPGA Tour rookie of the year in 1973. 
 
Ko is No. 3 in the world ranking and No. 4 on the LPGA Tour money list with just over $1.5 million going into the Lorena Ochoa Invitational this week in Mexico. 
 
She's third in the Race to the CME Globe, which culminates next week in Florida with $1 million going to the winner. 
 
Ko, of New Zealand, was born in Seoul, South Korea.