U.S.’s Korda stumbles late but defends title at Taiwan LPGA tourney

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/03
By: William Yen

New Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) Nelly Korda of the United States frittered away a three-shot lead on the back

Nelly Korda / Photo courtesy of Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA

nine but recovered to win a playoff and defend her title Sunday at the 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA golf tournament outside of Taipei.

Korda seemed headed to a comfortable victory after 13 holes of the final round, her 20-under for the tournament leading her nearest challengers Minjee Lee of Australia by three shots and Caroline Masson of Germany by four.

But three bogeys in the next four holes and birdies on the 15th and 16th holes by Masson left the American and Australian one shot behind the German heading into the par-5 finisher at the US$2.2 million event.

Korda and Lee birdied it while Masson settled for a par, setting up a three-way playoff that Korda won on the same 18th hole with another birdie.    [FULL  STORY]

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