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Strong start for Ko

New Zealand's Lydia Ko, chasing her fourth Canadian Women's Open title, made a promising start when she carded a five-under 67 yesterday morning (Singapore time), before the opening round was suspended because of darkness in Alberta.

Morning play was delayed by nearly three hours due to lightning, ultimately leading to the suspension, with Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland in the clubhouse lead after a six-under 66.

South Korea's Chella Choi was seven under through 14 holes, while Karine Icher was six under through 14.

Four days after her silver-medal performance at the Rio Olympics, Ko wasted no time getting back into the bread-and-butter swing of regular LPGA Tour competition.

The 19-year-old completed her round in style by sinking a tricky five-foot par putt with her assured cross-handed putting stroke at the scenic Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club in Calgary. - Reuters.

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