Lydia Ko – building towards another win – file photo Darren Carroll

Lydia Ko has recorded a third consecutive top five finish when recording a 4th place finish place at the LPGA Meijer Classic in Belmont in Michigan, the New Zealander finishing one shot behind the playoff between Nelly Korda, Leona Maguire and Jennifer Kupcho.

A closing nine of 3 under par 33 earned Ko her sixth top ten in eleven starts this season but she has developed a vein of consistency which should lead to another win before long and this coming week’s KPMG PGA Championship is a likely target.

Hannah Green in 18th position and Minjee Lee 18th were the next best of the Australasians in the field.

The event was won by Jennifer Kupcho who won her second LPGA Tour title after defeating Korda and Maguire in the playoff.