Ko continues hot streak

Lydia Ko continued her streak of consecutive rounds under par at the Kia Classic when she carded a two-under-par 70 in her second round on Saturday.

Korean-born New Zealander has now broken par in 26 consecutive rounds, with her last non-sub-par round taking place in the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in November, 2014, when she was even par.

The overall LPGA record for consecutive sub-par rounds stands at 29, which Annika Sorenstam set in 2004.

The 17-year-old admitted that she doesn't really follow records that closely, but conceded that breaking them pleases her.

"I didn't know that the record was 29 until I saw it on Twitter, but to have a record that's already set by a legendary player like Annika, it's pretty awesome that I'm like only three rounds away. But like I said, I'm going to try and take one round at a time. This is a tough course," she told the LPGA after her second round, which left her at seven-under and in a tie for ninth place, three shots behind leaders Morgan Pressel and Mirim Lee.

"I don't know all the records and all the details on that, but yeah, you know, like I always say, I'm going to try and have fun, and if I play good golf and kind of broke some records, great."

Despite her incredible run of form in recent times, Ko could lose her number one ranking to Inbee Park this week.

Although the scenario seems unlikely, the Korean would overtake the Kiwi at the top of the Rolex Rankings should she win and Ko finishes in a four-way tie for second or worse.

Ko would retain the top rank if she finishes in a three-way tie for second or better even if Park wins, or if Park finishes in a tie for second or worse.