Jessica Korda Wins Season Opener | Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic

20 year-old Jessica Korda wins the Bahamas LPGA Classic with a total score of 19-under, 273.  This is Korda’s second victory on the LPGA tour, her first was the Australian Open in 2012 at Royal Mebourne.  She drained a 12-foot putt on the par 3, 17th, to tie Stacey Lewis for the lead.  Korda’s 4-iron approach shot on 18 went through the green and left her just short of the grand stand.  She was able to get up-and-down for birdie, and beat Stacey Lewis by a stroke.  Korda’s final round  66 (-7), gave her the win at the Atlantis Resort’s Ocean Club course and $195,000.

Lewis birdied 6 of her first 8 holes but then bogeyed the par 4 9th.  She then birdied 11 and 14 to reach -18.  Lewis finished with 4 straight pars.  On the 18th, she came up short on her approach shot and left her chip shot 15-feet short of the hole.  Her chance for birdie stopped inches from the cup.

Paula Creamer, who had played with Korda all 4 days, finished tied for 3rd place with a total of -16.  16 year-old Lydia Ko shot a total of -15 to tie for 7th place.

Congratulations Jessica!

 

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