Nelly Korda said she was not about to think about the family history she is pursuing in the ISPS Handa Women & # 39; s Australian Open tomorrow. But the superstar American 20-year-old is going to find that difficult.
Enough people will certainly remind her that she is the only member of her family that has not won a kind of Australian Open – whether it's tennis or golf.
Korda, the world number 16, has put the western course of The Grange in Adelaide for a second day in order to grab an iron grip on the Open. After a 67 to go with her beginnings 71 and 66, she leads through three shots from the Japanese Haru Nomura that enters the last day.
The challenge in Australia staggered. Neither Karrie Webb nor Minjee Lee could make a complaint, and Hannah Green, who came up close, went back before she collected late.
All of this left the rankings with an international flavor under the leadership of Korda, whose world ranking (16) is lower than her age. Korean star Jeongeun Lee6, who adds the figure to her last name to stand out from the abundance of golfing read in her homeland, is in the mix at eight-under, along with the English Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Taiwan Wei-Ling Hsu after the third round .
Nelly Korda tries to become the fourth member of her family to win a kind of Australian Open. Famously her father Petr has won the tennis Open in 1998, imitated by Nelly's older sister Jessica on the 2012 Open Golf, and then brother Sebastian in the singles for the boys during tennis Open 2018.
It is a situation where she said her feeling was "left out" around the dinner table, but her performance so far has a strong chance to tackle it on Sunday. Undoubtedly if she wins tomorrow, she will be asked to perform the somewhat famous Petr Korda-shovel for the cameras; certainly Jessica required at Royal Melbourne in 2012 after she won a play-off.
A bomber from the tee who also has serious good hands, Korda won her first LPGA Tour event in Taiwan last year and was second in the touring championship in Florida in November, which indicated that she was on the rise. She will lead her older sister (who retired from Thailand last week due to an injury) in the rankings if she wins tomorrow.
The American played alongside Nomura and watched as the Japanese player took the lead when they birdied the par-four seventh hole. But Korda is a talented player with unlimited X-factor, illustrated by the way she turns her wedges. On the 13th, they sample the par-five for a birdie and hit it close to the par-three 14th for another, and on the par-four 15th for a third at the end.
By that time she was in charge of herself and at the 348-meter 18th place she put an exclamation mark with a huge slap of the T-piece and a chipped wedge to a meter from the flag, beating in the putt for a 67 go with her previous rounds of 71 and 66.
"I will not even think about it," she said after her round. "There is so much golf to be played in. I will take it piece by piece."
Green is the leading Australian on six-bottom after a 73 today, and she will have to go extremely extreme tomorrow to win otherwise than if Korda imploded. The resurgence of New South Wales professional Sarah Kemp was continued with a 68 today placing her within the top 20, but veteran Karrie Webb (71 today) and world number 7 Minjee Lee (also 71) are eight shots back.
At night leaders Hsu from Taiwan and Madelene Sagstrom from Sweden both gave shots back to the field, unable to break par.
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