Defending champion Lydia Ko currently sits in a tie for 11th entering the weekend at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.

“I feel like I’m in good position,” Ko said. “I reckon I could have cut a few more shots down but at the same time I think I could have gone higher, so it all balances out. But you know being a couple or a few shots behind isn’t a bad position and there’s still 36 holes to be played.”

It’s been a good week for Ko, who is coming off a victory at the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, as on Wednesday she was honoured as New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year.

“Yeah that was pretty exciting to get the NZ Sportswoman of the Year, especially as I’m contending against some of the greatest athletes and they’re excelling at their sport so it’s an honour to receive that award.”