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Lydia Ko one off the lead

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Lydia Ko is tied for 4th in her opening round at the latest LPGA Tour event at the Aviara golf club in California.

The 20-year-old kiwi shot one birdie on five of her last nine holes to record a 4 under par.

She shot 68 in the first round of the tournament to be one off the lead.

The former world number one is now ranked 15th in the world.

Norway's Nicole Broch Larsen leads after the first round 68 and being 5 under par.