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Australian Women's Am: Lydia Ko moves on
SOUTH OAKLEY, VICTORIA, Australia (Jan. 17, 2013) -- World Number 1 New Zealander Lydia Ko continued her march towards defending her title with a comfortable 6&5 win over Jessica Dengate (NSW) in the first round of Match Play at the Australian Women’s Amateur Championship.

It was commanding performance from Ko with birdies on her opening five holes for the day.

Joint top qualifier Grace Lennon (VIC) lost 2&1 to fellow Victorian Lauren Hibbert.

Four-time US Mid-Amateur champion Meghan Stasi also progressed with a 1up victory over Ellen Davies-Graham (QLD).

Minjee Lee (WA) came back from 5 down to defeat Ebony Heard (SA) 2up.

Japan’s Asuka Kashiwabara defeated Lauren Sinclair (VIC) 6&4 while Hayley Bettencourt (WA) defeated Su Hyun-Oh (VIC) 1up.

Kiwi Julianne Alvarez beat Carly Beck (NSW) 3&2.

The second and third round Match Play will be played on Friday.

View results for Australian Women's Amateur Golf Championship

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