Lydia Ko top women's amateur

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has received the McCormack Medal as the world's leading woman amateur for a third straight year.

The medal was presented by the Royal & Ancient and United States Golf Association on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old Ko successfully defended the Canadian Women's Open title on the U.S. LPGA Tour, then was runner-up at the Evian Championship, the year's last major. Other highlights include a tie for third in the Australian Women's Open and a tie for 17th in the LPGA Championship.

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