Sister go about as Korda frolics to Gainbridge LPGA win
Three birdies in her initial six openings gave her a solid pad at the highest point of the leaderboard, leaving her five shots clear at one phase
MIAMI: Nelly Korda created a perfect last round to guarantee a three-shot triumph at the Gainbridge LPGA competition in Florida on Sunday.
Korda — whose senior sister Jessica won the LPGA Tour’s past occasion, the season-opening Tournament of Champions in January — terminated a three-under-standard 69 to complete on 16 under.
The 22-year-old, whose father is previous Czech tennis star Petr Korda, had opened up a one-shot lead on Saturday with a four-under-standard 68.
On Sunday at Orlando’s Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, she refocused in the third round.
Three birdies in her initial six openings gave her a sound pad at the highest point of the leaderboard, leaving her five shots clear at one phase.
She at that point rolled out 12 sequential standards to stay in charge and close out the fourth LPGA Tour triumph of her profession with her folks and sister Jessica racing to praise her on the eighteenth green.
“Truly I didn’t play excellent golf today,” Korda told a TV questioner minutes in the wake of securing her first profession win on US soil.
“I just remained truly strong. I genuinely don’t have a clue how I did it. It was certainly distressing.
“Winning before my folks was a first as well, so that was truly decent.”
Korda’s 72-opening total 272 remaining her three clear of Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko who completed tied for second on 13 under.
Thompson had shut to inside three of Korda with a splendid falcon three at the standard five eleventh, however an intruder on the accompanying opening frustrated her odds of mounting a pursue the stretch. Thompson got done with a four-under-standard 68.
New Zealand’s previous world No. 1 Ko raged up the leaderboard toward the beginning of the back nine with four sequential birdies beginning the twelfth opening, at last checking a three-under-standard 69.
World number one Ko Jin-youthful in the interim polished five off the lead in fourth put on 11 under. Ko posted a one-under-standard 71 after an unpredictable last round that included four birdies and three intruder.
There was frustration for Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit, who had gotten the very beginning going the lead.
The 21-year-old newbie blurred with a two-over-standard 74, with two intruder and a twofold intruder on the front nine tossing her out of conflict.
Tavatanakit completed on 10 under close by Australia’s Sarah Kemp, who shot a three-under-standard 69.
In the interim, LPGA incredible Annika Sorenstam, who parred her last opening on Friday to make the cut in her first visit start since 2008, shut with a four-over-standard 76, propping up the leaderboard on 13 over.