Face of the Day

Kiwi golfer Lydia Ko, who has been breaking all sorts of records.

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko rewrote golf’s record books as despair turned to delight on the 18th green at Oatlands today.

A year after she three-putted to gift Caroline Hedwall a one stroke victory in the NSW Open, the ultra-talented 14-year-old found redemption as she won her first ALPG tour title – and in doing so became the youngest woman ever to win a professional tournament.

The North Harbour teenager, by way of South Korea, held playing partner Lindsay Wright at bay over the third and final round to supplant Amy Yang at the top of the leader board of junior golfing prodigies with a commanding four shot victory.

Yang, a South Korean whose talent was nurtured on Australia’s Gold Coast, was 16 years and 192 days old when she won the 2006 ANZ Ladies Masters as an amateur.

Ko now holds that accolade as the youngest winner of a tournament sanctioned by the world’s five recognised women’s golf tours.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.