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Weekend golfer whose goal is to always break 80.

Nelly Korda Wins Mizuho Americas Open

https://www.lpga.com/news/2024/nelly-korda-comes-up-clutch-captures-sixth-victory-of-2024-season-at-liberty-national-gc

Nelly Korda finished at 14-under par to win the Mizuho Americas Open by one shot over Hannah Green, at the Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. Korda and Green went shot for shot until the final hole, where Green found trouble and bogeyed the final hole to miss forcing a playoff.  The victory is Korda’s sixth of the LPGA season, in only eight starts. She has won six of her last 7 tournaments played.

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Rose Zhang Wins Founders Cup

https://www.lpga.com/news/2024/rose-zhang-makes-late-run-to-capture-second-lpga-tour-victory-at-cognizant-founders-cup

[Editors Note: Sorry the recap is a week late, I just realized this morning that I had completely forgotten to to the write-up for Founders Cup]

Rose Zhang won the Cognizant Founders Cup by two-shots over Madelene Sagstrom, in what was essentially a two-person tournament (Gabriela Ruffels finished in third place, a full 13 strokes behind Sagstrom). Zhang finished the tournament at 24-under par, after a final round 6-under 66, to capture her second career title on the LPGA Tour.

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Nelly Korda Wins Fourth Straight Tournament with Win at T-Mobile Match Play

https://golf.com/news/lpga-new-format-match-play-nelly-korda/

Nelly Korda defeated Leona Maguire 4&3 in the finals to win the T-Mobile Match Play, at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The win is Korda’s fourth win in her last four tournaments. She defeated Narin An 4&3 in the semi-finals and Angel Yin 3&2 in the quarters.

The event had 3 rounds of stroke play, with the top-8 advancing to the “knockout” round of match play (four players were tied for 8th place in the stroke play portion, with Moriya Jutanugarn winning a playoff for the final spot in the knockout rounds).

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Nelly Korda Wins Fir Hills SeRi Pak Championship

https://seripakchampionship.com/news/nelly-korda-earns-10th-career-victory-at-fir-hills-seri-pak-championship-returns-to-rolex-rankings-no-1

Nelly Korda won her 10th career LPGA title in a playoff over Ryann O’Toole at the Fir Hills SeRi Pak Championships in LA.  Korda has now won back-to-back starts, and the win moves her to No.1 in the Rolex Rankings.

Both Korda and O’Toole finished the tournament at 9-under par.

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