Ko confident, but not overconfident

Teenager Lydia Ko heads into the Kingsmill Championship high on confidence following her success last time out.

The New Zealander won her third LPGA event in April, but first as a professional when she beat Stacy Lewis to Swinging Skirts Classic title in California.

Naturally the 17-year-old is feeling good about her game as she prepares for this weekend’s event at Kingsmill Resort in Virginia.

“I feel really confident,” Ko said. “The last time I played I won, so, yeah, I feel very confident about my game. I’m not trying to overdo it and not be overly confident. Being confident is great, but I don’t want to be overconfident.”

Ko moved up to number two in the world with her victory a few weeks back, but she has dropped back to number three following Lewis’ success at the North Texas LPGA Shootout last weekend.

The rookie admits claiming the top spot in the rankings is her long-term ambition, but for now she just wants to play well.

“Hopefully one day I’ll be able to become world number one. I’m going to work really hard towards that,” she said. “I don’t like to think about the rankings and things.

“I try and just think about that tournament and just try and get a good performance there. I think that’s more important. When I try and think about the result before something happens, it doesn’t go as well as I would like.”