Ko: It’s about winning

New Zealand golfing star Lydia Ko says her focus was on winning this weekend's LPGA's Taiwan Championship rather than reclaiming the world number one ranking.

This past weekend, Ko dominated in Taiwan to win by a clear nine strokes including replacing South Korea's Inbee Park as the women's top-ranked player with her fifth LPGA tour win this year.

In a chat with media after her win, Ko said that regaining the top ranking spot was not something she was thinking about instead her focus was on finishing on top of Sunday's leaderboard.

"'The winning part is probably the most memorable. I haven't really thought about being world No 1 again. I don't know how long it's going to last," Ko said.

"I think winning and playing well at an event is the top priority. And then, you know, if you get the extra bonus with it, it's even better."

On Sunday in Taiwan, the 18-year-old Ko was in fine form carding a seven-under 65 to finish at 20-under par, ahead of South Korean duo Eun-Hee Ji and So Yeon Ryu in second place at 11-under.

The last two years have been astonishing for the youngster, having now claimed her 10th LPGA Tour victory in only her second year as a professional golfer.

The new world No. 1 acknowledges that things have gone well above her expectations so far in her short career.

"I mean last year has been the most amazing rookie year for me. I think the transition was a lot easier for me because I was able to play like 11 or so events as a non-member the year before.

"But it was so much better than what I could have imagined; won the season finale event. This year has been so awesome, so many great memories and so many things I've learned along that journey," she added.

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