Olympics-Golf-Korda claims gold medal and another family triumph

7/8/2021 8:12:00 AM

Olympics-Golf-Korda claims gold medal and another family triumph

Olympics-Golf-Korda claims gold medal and another family triumph

KAWAGOE, Japan :Nelly Korda won the gold medal at the Olympic women's golf on Saturday with a tense one-stroke victory to complete a United States sweep and secure another glittering prize for a royal family of sport.New Zealander Lydia Ko and Japan's Mone Inami will have a playoff for the silver and bronze m

KAWAGOE, Japan :Nelly Korda won the gold medal at the Olympic women's golf on Saturday with a tense one-stroke victory to complete a United States sweep and secure another glittering prize for a royal family of sport.New Zealander Lydia Ko and Japan's Mone Inami will have a playoff for the silver and bronze medals at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Overnight leader by three strokes, Korda gave up a share of the lead to Japan's fast-finishing Inami on the 17th but the home favourite bogeyed 18, giving the American a precious one-stroke buffer as she shot towards the final green.Korda landed her second in regulation and two-putted for the winning par, finishing with a 69 for a 17-under total of 267.

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Olympics-Golf-Korda fires up with hot 62 to take four-shot lead at GamesKAWAGOE, Japan : Nelly Korda ignited the Olympic golf with a second round 62 in sapping heat on Thursday to put the United States top of the leaderboard by four strokes as a storm forecast threatened to cut the tournament short.With the temperature topping 30 degrees Celsius (86F), world number one Korda

Olympics-Golf-American Korda closes in on gold, India's Ashok eyes surprise medalKAWAGOE, Japan : World number one Nelly Korda pulled within tantalising reach of the gold medal in Olympic women's golf on Friday, as Aditi Ashok boosted India's hopes of an unlikely podium spot after the third round at Kasumigaseki Country Club.Overnight leader by four strokes, American Korda carded a tw

Olympics-Golf-Korda stumbles with gold in reach, Ko closes inKAWAGOE, Japan : Nelly Korda stumbled with a horror double-bogey on the par-three seventh but recovered brilliantly to hold the Olympic gold medal position with a one-stroke lead from Lydia Ko as the final group rounded the turn in the fourth round on Saturday.Korda was 16-under as she headed to the 10th, She’s winning by 3

Olympics-Golf-Korda fires up with hot 62 to take four-shot lead at GamesKAWAGOE, Japan : Nelly Korda ignited the Olympic golf with a second round 62 in sapping heat on Thursday to put the United States top of the leaderboard by four strokes as a storm forecast threatened to cut the tournament short.With the temperature topping 30 degrees Celsius (86F), world number one Korda

LinkedIn KAWAGOE, Japan :Nelly Korda won the gold medal at the Olympic women's golf on Saturday with a tense one-stroke victory to complete a United States sweep and secure another glittering prize for a royal family of sport.LinkedIn KAWAGOE, Japan : World number one Nelly Korda pulled within tantalising reach of the gold medal in Olympic women's golf on Friday, as Aditi Ashok boosted India's hopes of an unlikely podium spot after the third round at Kasumigaseki Country Club.LinkedIn KAWAGOE, Japan : Nelly Korda stumbled with a horror double-bogey on the par-three seventh but recovered brilliantly to hold the Olympic gold medal position with a one-stroke lead from Lydia Ko as the final group rounded the turn in the fourth round on Saturday.LinkedIn KAWAGOE, Japan : Nelly Korda ignited the Olympic golf with a second round 62 in sapping heat on Thursday to put the United States top of the leaderboard by four strokes as a storm forecast threatened to cut the tournament short.

New Zealander Lydia Ko and Japan's Mone Inami will have a playoff for the silver and bronze medals at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Overnight leader by three strokes, Korda gave up a share of the lead to Japan's fast-finishing Inami on the 17th but the home favourite bogeyed 18, giving the American a precious one-stroke buffer as she shot towards the final green. Former world number one Lydia Ko stormed into medal contention, the New Zealander shooting a 66 to finish in the bronze position on 10-under with Australian Hannah Green (67), Dane Emily Kristene Pedersen (70) and home hope Mone Inami (68). Korda landed her second in regulation and two-putted for the winning par, finishing with a 69 for a 17-under total of 267. After Ko rolled in a fourth successive birdie on the fifth hole, Korda slid a four-foot birdie putt past the cup to see her lead shaved to two strokes. Korda was joined on the green by her sister Jessica, who finished tied for 15th and gave the winner a hug. With the threat of a tropical storm brewing, organisers have brought tee times forward on Saturday morning in the hope of completing the final round. Korda's triumph followed Xander Schauffele's win in the men's event on Sunday, underlining the United States' superpower status in the sport. Korda's 13-under total of 129 left her four ahead of Danish duo Nanna Koerstz Madsen (64) and Emily Kristine Pedersen (63), and India's surprise package Aditi Ashok (66).

It continues Korda's annus mirabilis, having clinched her first major and the world number one ranking at the Women's PGA Championship in June. Korda rolled in three early birdies but a bogey on the par-five eighth stalled her momentum on another sweltering day. After tapping in for five to fall to 14-under with Ko and Ashok, Korda tossed her putter at her bag and strode to the next tee. The gold medal also gives the Korda family another precious heirloom to rival father Petr's Australian Open tennis trophy. The Kordas can hope for plenty more, with Nelly's older sister Jessica a six-times winner on the LPGA Tour in her own right and younger brother Sebastian a title-winner on the ATP tennis tour at the age of 21. In her second Olympics, and with her mum carrying her bag, world number 200 Ashok played superbly, rolling in a birdie on the 17th to take outright second and put some pressure on Korda. (Reporting by Ju-min Park; Writing by Ian Ransom; Editing by Peter Rutherford) Source: Reuters . Ashok bogeyed the hole to fall to second.