Nelly Korda won Aramco Team Series London

Korda, 24, from Bradenton (Florida), winner of the gold medal in the individual tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, mortgaged the title after the first 36 holes

by Andrea Gussoni
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Nelly Korda won Aramco Team Series London

The American Nelly Korda (n. 2 in the world ranking) won the Aramco Team Series Presented By PIF – London with 208 (68 69 71, -11) strokes, the fourth of the six Aramco Ladies European Tour events held with individual and team classification.

On the Centurion Club course (par 73), in Saint Albans, England, where Clara Manzalini finished 47/a with 228 (+9), the winner passed the English Charley Hull, second with 212 (-7) . In third place was the South African Nicole Garcia with 214 (-5) who preceded the Irish Leona Maguire, fourth with 216 (-3) and the English Georgia Hall, fifth with 217 (-2).

Nelly Korda, results

Korda, 24, from Bradenton (Florida), winner of the gold medal in the individual tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, mortgaged the title after the first 36 holes, when she was already 5 shots ahead of the second.

The US proette celebrated her third victory on the LET for a palmares that includes eight titles on the LPGA Tour (with a Major), a circuit she is responsible for. For the title, she received a check for $67,000 out of a $500,000 prize pool.

Alessandra Fanali and Virginia Elena Carta, 61/e with 154 (+8), did not pass the cut. In the 36-hole team competition, the English team Georgia Hall won with 268 (-24) shots, with the Welsh Lea Anne Bramwell, the Scottish Kylie Henry and the English amateur Michael Austick.

The team of the blue Virginia Elena Carta, with the Swede Camilla Lennarth, the French Emma Grechi and the English amateur Andrew Hibbert, finished in fourth place with 272 (-20) preceded by the English Charley Hull, second with 269 (-23) and by the team of South African Nicole Garcia, third with 271 (-21).

Alessandra Fanali and Clara Manzalini, both in the Austrian Christine Wolf's team, finished in 23rd place with 281 (-11). The three winning projects each received $31,290 out of a $500,000 prize pool. She turned pro in 2016 with the participation in the Symetra Tour, where she obtained her first victory at the Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge with rounds of 68-67-69-66 which earned her the success against the Thai Meechai.

She opens 2021 by winning the Gainbridge LPGA in Orlando, on the green of the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (par 72), with a total of 272 (-16) strokes, thanks to which she surpasses the competition of the runners-up Thompson and Ko (275, -13), and of the South Korean as well as world No.

1 Ko (277, -11). In the following June she won her first major, with success at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, thanks to which she jumped to the top of the world rankings [5] - the first American to top the ranking since Lewis in 2014 - and broke a long domain of South Korean female golfers.

Thanks to the position attributed to her by the Rolex Ranking of world women's golf, she obtains qualification for the individual tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: she is among the four representatives of the United States in Japan together with the various Thompsons, Kang and her older sister Jessica.

On August 7, she became Olympic champion on the course of the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, closing the match with 267 strokes, 17 under par. In second place after the first round with 67 shots, -4 on par, takes the lead in the second round closed in 62 shots and in the last two rounds manages the lead finishing both with 69 shots, resisting the comeback of the landlady Inami and the New Zealander Ko, ending the try at 268 strokes.

Nelly Korda Olympic Games
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