Date: Nov 01, 2019
By: AFP, TAIPEI
American defending champion Nelly Korda and Hur Mi-jung, a two-time winner this year, yesterdaycarded six-under-par 66s to share a one-stroke lead at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA.
Korda claimed her maiden LPGA victory at last year’s event to join her elder sister, Jessica, as a winner on the circuit, extending a family sporting resume that also boasts a Grand Slam tennis title via father Petr.
“It’s definitely so special,” the 21-year-old said of being the defending champion, after carding three bogeys and seven birdies, as well as an eagle, to top the scoreboard.
“I’m recognized by so many people now and everyone is really rooting for me,” Korda said. “Hopefully, I can get it done, but there’s still a lot of golf to be played.”