Reigning PNGA Women's Player of the Year Wins First NCAA Event
Courtesy Golf Canada
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Reigning PNGA Women’s Player of the Year Naomi Ko of Victoria, BC, had a day to remember on Tuesday, hoisting her first collegiate trophy after a playoff victory at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.
Ko, a sophomore at N.C. State, closed the 54-hole event at the Rio Mar Country Club with a score of 1-under par (74-71-70) to enter a five-way tie for first. The Royal Colwood GC member went on to capture medallist honours by way of a scorecard playoff.
“Naomi is very dedicated to her game and the results continue to prove that,” said Tristan Mullally, Team Canada Women’s Head Coach. “She’s already accomplished so much in her amateur career and this win is another great sign of her development and commitment.”
First @NCAA win for @naomiko_golf (koko) , the ball is rolling #oneofmany congrats @PackWGolf on the team W ?????? https://t.co/1CkzGsimm4
— Tristan Mullally (@tmullallygolf) February 14, 2017
The reigning Canadian Junior Girls’ champion and Order of Merit winner also paced the N.C. State Wolfpack to their first team victory of the season with an aggregate score of 877 (+13).