"I have discussed this with my family and my team and this is something that we all want to do," Ko said about donating her winner's check. "We will seriously think about the best way that we can use this money to help New Zealand."
The expected donation will amount to about $33,000.
The women's world No. 1 golfer, Ko already has 10 LPGA wins, including a major. The ISPS Handa New Zealand Women's Open is an event on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour.