Nelly Korda wins Meijer LPGA Traditional for second victory of yr

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Nelly Korda grew to become the primary two-time LPGA Tour winner that season, ending with a 5 underneath 67 for a 2-stroke win on the Meijer LPGA Traditional on Sunday.

As a Gainbridge LPGA winner in February, Korda completed the event report at Blythefield Nation Membership with 25 underneath 263. She shot the very best 62 of her profession on Saturday and went into the ultimate lap with a 3-stroke lead.

“Truly it was actually enjoyable at present,” stated Korda. “To be sincere, there have been instances once I actually did not take pleasure in it on Sundays, how the stress form of eaten me up and I did not keep within the second and luxuriate in enjoying golf in a closing group on a Sunday.

“However at present I actually loved it and it was a very good combat between Leona and me. She undoubtedly stored me busy.”

The 22-year-old American in fourth place on the earth rankings gained her fifth Tour title. She recovered after lacking the minimize on the US Girls’s Open two weeks in the past.

“When you’d informed me on the US Open that I used to be going to do 25 Below, I might say, ‘Yeah, proper,'” stated Korda. “However I did a good quantity of work from home. My father went to each coaching session, slightly boot camp with my father.”

She gained the Gainbridge LPGA in Florida within the second occasion of the yr after sister Jessica gained the season opening event. The youthful brother Sebastian gained the Emilia-Romagna Open in Italy in Could for his first ATP Tour victory.

Leona Maguire from Eire completed second after a 66.

“I knew it was going to be a combat,” stated Maguire. “I knew I had plenty of golf forward of me and he or she was 3 strokes forward of me.”

Korda reached par-5 14th and had six birdies and three bogeys. She pushed her result in 2 strokes with the eagle and elevated it to three with a birdie on the fifteenth par-3. Maguire made a birdie and Korda a bogey in a single shot on the par-4. They parried each par-4 seventeenth and Korda birdie par-5 18th.

“I did an eagle after which did a reasonably good birdie on this par-3,” stated Korda. “Sadly I’ve three putts on the subsequent gap, however that is golf. You’ll make errors.”

The massive KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship takes place subsequent week on the Atlanta Athletic Membership.

“This week goes to be a giant week in direction of a significant,” stated Maguire. “I knew I used to be enjoying nice golf. It is an enormous confidence increase for the remainder of the season.”

In Gee Chun, a 63 tied third shot with Brittany Altomare (64) at 21 Below. Anna Nordqvist adopted at 20 underneath after 66.

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