Korda passes LPGA fifth round at Tournament of Champions By Reuters

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(Reuters) – Jessica Korda recorded her name in the record books on Saturday, going par 60 of 11 under par in the third round of the Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, for the second-best joint round in history. the LPGA. The 27-year-old American, the fifth in LPGA history to score a 60, started the round with consecutive birdies before turning up the heat in the final nine, where she made seven birdies and drained an 18-footer. putt for eagle at 17. “Once I made the eagle at 17, I looked at my scorecard (and) said ‘Ooo, okay,'” said Korda, who told reporters that he had not previously noticed. of the magnitude of its achievement. on the Tranquilo golf course. “Days like today don’t come often, so you really appreciate them when they do. It all has to come together to have a day like today.” Korda finished the day two strokes behind 2017 PGA Women’s Championship winner Danielle Kang, and is the eighth player to hit a par 11 low in an LPGA tournament, two strokes behind the record low of 13 under the league. Ten-time major winner Annika Sorenstam in 2001. “Honestly, I need to look back,” Korda said. “It was amazing, I made some really good shots, I didn’t get a lot of long putts, so hitting the ball definitely helped.” His headline-grabbing round was an extra treat for his father, 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda, who celebrated his 53rd birthday on Saturday, Korda said. She will play alongside Kang and her younger sister Nelly (67) on Sunday, who finished six strokes behind the leader in third place on Saturday.

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