Absolute domination of Austin Ernst who in Ocala, Florida, wins the Drive On Championship - third round of the LPGA Tour 2021 - and celebrates his third career on the circuit. The American, on the course of the Golden Ocala Golf Club (par 72), took off in the last round and, with a total of 273 (-15) strokes, won the all-American derby with Jennifer Kupcho, second with 278 (-10), and Jenny Coleman, third with 280 (-8).
Austin Ernst and the Korda sisters
After making full loot in the first two seasonal events, the Korda sisters failed this time. Jessica (Diamond Resorts champion in January) finished the competition in eighth place (284, -4).
While Nelly (queen of Gainbridge LPGA) did not go beyond 28 / a square (288, par). In an event that saw the South Korean Jin Young Ko, world number 1, come out surprisingly. With Sei Young Kim (second in the ranking) only 14 / a (285, -3).
For Ernst, 29, from Greenville (South Carolina), in addition to the victory came a check for $ 225,000 for a total prize pool of 1,500,000. A figure that allows the American to exceed the threshold of 4,000,000 career earnings on the LPGA Tour.
The 2021 LPGA golf tour started in the name of the Korda sisters. After Jessica's in Diamond Resorts, Nelly's triumph in Gainbridge LPGA in Orlando (USA) came. The first two appointments of the new year of the top American women's circuit bear the signature of the two most famous sisters in golf.
In Florida, Nelly Korda dropped her poker success on the LPGA Tour in an event that saw six of the top seven players in the world rankings compete. And she did it thanks to a beautiful "moving day", where she climbed from second to first place without giving up.
The 22-year-old from Bradenton (Florida), in fourth place in the world rankings, on the course of the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club (par 72), with a partial of 69 (-3) out of a total of With 272 (-16) strokes, she overtook the competition of compatriot Lexi Thompson and New Zealander Lydia Ko, both second with 275 (-13).
Fourth position (277, -11) for South Korean Jin Young Ko, number 1 in the world. "It was tough but I did it. Today I was very stressed and this victory repays me for a great effort" This is the joy of the Korda at the end of the race. Her success in Florida earned Nelly Korda a $ 300,000 check for a total prize money f $ 2,000,000.