Shin victorious as Ko falters

  • Last Updated: February 17 2013, 10:53 GMT

Lydia Ko's bid for back-to-back titles ended in failure as she lost out to Jiyai Shin at the Women's Australian Open in Canberra.

Jiyai Shin: Won the Australian Open

The 15-year-old amateur went into the final round with a share of the lead but carded a three-over-par 76 to finish third behind Shin and Yani Tseng.

The damage was done at the opening two holes as last week's New Zealand Open winner double-bogeyed the first and followed up with a five at the par-four second.

Ko never recovered, and a final-round 72 proved good enough for Shin to hold off world No 1 Tseng, who was two shots back in second at the end.

Thai Moriya Jutanugarn and Spaniard Beatriz Recari shared fourth at 13-under.

Scotland's Catriona Matthew finished tied for eighth at 11-under alongside Katherine Hull-Kirk, the best-placed home player, and two others.

Collated final round scores & totals (USA unless stated, par 73):

274 Jiyai Shin (Kor) 65 67 70 72

276 Yani Tseng (Tai) 68 71 71 66

278 Lydia Ko (Nzl) 63 69 70 76

279 Beatriz Recari (Spa) 68 69 71 71, Moriya Jutanugarn (Tha) 70 70 70 69

280 Carlota Ciganda (Spa) 71 70 69 70, Gwladys Nocera (Fra) 74 71 65 70

281 Mariajo Uribe (Col) 64 67 79 71, Katherine Hull-Kirk (Aus) 68 73 71 69, Catriona Matthew (Sco) 69 75 70 67, Thidapa Suwannapura (Tha) 71 72 71 67

282 Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 72 70 69 71, Florentya Parker (Eng) 71 71 72 68

283 Dewi Claire Schreefel 70 72 69 72

284 Christel Boeljon (Ned) 72 68 74 70, Sarah-jane Smith (Aus) 68 70 73 73, Stacy Lewis 69 74 69 72

285 Stacy Prammanasudh 70 71 70 74, Giulia Sergas (Ita) 67 72 73 73, Rebecca Artis (Aus) 72 67 73 73, Brittany Lincicome 71 70 72 72, Whitney Hillier (Aus) 74 69 69 73, Rebecca Lee bentham (Can) 66 74 76 69, Jennifer Song 71 74 69 71, Gerina Piller 72 67 73 73, Jenny Shin 71 69 73 72, Jessica Korda 70 69 77 69

286 Belen Mozo (Spa) 71 71 71 73, Austin Ernst 69 74 70 73, Cindy Lacrosse 71 71 74 70, Angela Stanford 68 75 71 72, Lee-Anne Pace (Rsa) 74 71 70 71, Stacey Keating (Aus) 74 71 71 70, Su-hyun Oh (Kor) 75 70 71 70, Ashlee Dewhurst (Aus) 73 70 69 74

287 Line Vedel Hansen (Den) 73 72 74 68, Courtney Massey (Aus) 70 74 73 70, Chella Choi (Kor) 74 69 70 74, Il-hee Lee (Kor) 73 69 69 76, Karrie Webb (Aus) 71 74 69 73, Lexi Thompson 72 71 70 74, Beth Allen 70 74 72 71, Kristie Smith (Aus) 68 68 77 74, Vicky Hurst 69 72 70 76, Paola Moreno 74 71 68 74, Pornanong Phatlum (Tha) 71 73 71 72, Lizette Salas 69 73 74 71

288 Jane Park 70 74 73 71, Eun Hee Ji (Kor) 70 72 73 73, Holly Aitchison (Eng) 70 68 75 75, Yan Jing (Chn) 72 70 77 69, Danielle Kang 71 71 70 76, Ayako Uehara (Jpn) 66 73 74 75, Sarah Kemp (Aus) 72 72 72 72

289 Stephanie Sherlock (Can) 74 71 75 69, Kathleen Ekey 71 70 74 74, Minjee Lee (Aus) 70 71 72 76, Julieta Granada (Par) 71 70 74 74, Karine Icher (Fra) 72 71 71 75, So yeon Ryu (Kor) 72 72 71 74, Caroline Hedwall (Swe) 72 71 74 72, Becky Morgan (Wal) 72 72 72 73, Brooke Pancake 73 68 73 75

290 Nikki Campbell (Aus) 71 70 76 73, Jennifer Rosales (Phi) 74 69 69 78, Hannah Burke (Eng) 72 72 72 74, Maria Hjorth (Swe) 73 71 72 74, Alison Walshe 71 73 74 72, Mi Jung Hur (Kor) 71 73 72 74

291 Amy Hung (Tai) 72 72 72 75, Becky Brewerton (Wal) 69 75 74 73

292 Jessica Speechley (Aus) 72 73 72 75, Cheyenne Woods 71 73 75 73, Bree Arthur (Aut) 73 71 72 76, Christina Kim 72 72 73 75, Laura Davies (Eng) 71 74 72 75

293 Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) 72 70 73 78, Veronica Felibert 71 71 76 75

294 Mi hyang Lee (Kor) 66 77 73 78

296 Nicole Smith 72 72 73 79, Kris Tamulis 73 72 76 75

299 Charlotte Ellis (Eng) 75 70 81 73


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