Nelly Korda fired off a first-round 4-under 68 on the LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship to take a seat tied for thirteenth.
The previous World No. 1 participant was not solely star on tour to play effectively Thursday. Lots of the Solheim Cup individuals additionally flexed their muscle tissues on the Tiburón Golf Membership in Naples, Fla.
Among the many Staff Europe and Staff USA members, six of these girls sit contained in the High 13. Becoming a member of Korda are Anna Nordqvist, Georgia Corridor, Jennifer Kupcho, Madelene Sagstrom, and Leona Maguire.
Nordqvist went the bottom among the many Solheim girls because the Swedish golfer shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday. Corridor recorded a bogey-free 6-under 66 and Kupcho tallied a 5-under 67. Sagstrom and Maguire are two of the gamers that share thirteenth place at 4-under.
Korda made 5 birdies and one lone bogey on her spherical. She obtained off to an honest begin, making two birdies on the entrance 9, maintaining that scorecard clear. The 8-time LPGA winner adopted that up with a birdie at 10, 12 and 14 earlier than dropping a shot on the par-5 seventeenth.
Different Solheim Cup members Cheyenne Knight, Allisen Corpuz and Celine Boutier sit tied for twenty second at 3-under. Including these three to the combination offers Staff Europe 5 girls contained in the High 25 and Staff USA 4.
Present World No. 1 and Staff USA member Lilia Vu shot a 2-under 70 and is tied for thirty second. Different notable Cup alumnus embody Ally Ewing, Carlota Ciganda, Rose Zhang, and Megan Khang, who’re all at 1-under after the primary 18 holes.
All of those girls are chasing the KPMG Ladies’s PGA Championship winner, Ruoning Yin, and Nasa Hataoka, who every carded a 9-under 63. Rising star Minjee Lee is one shot again solo third at 8-under.
The aforementioned Boutier leads the Race to the CME Globe factors, however Vu’s fourth win of the season final week eradicated a very good chunk of that deficit. These two are ones to be careful for as they eye that season-long title.
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