Nelly Korda wins the consecutive title in Taiwan

TAIPEI: United States Nelly Korda claimed the consecutive victory in the LPGA Taiwan Championship in a tie against two players on Sunday to achieve their second victory this year.

Korda, 21, successfully defended his playoff title against Australia Minjee Lee and from Germany Caroline masson after everyone finished with an aggregate score of 18 under par 270.

Korda had a three-shot lead over Lee, who was also a finalist last year, after the third round, but had trouble on the last day hitting five birdies and five bogeys to reach the playoffs.

It was very dramatic, a little harder than I wanted it to be, but I'm happy I did ... I was really very nervous because it was my first playoff, she said.

Korda claimed her maid LPGA Tour Victory In this event last year to join his older sister Jessica as a winner on the circuit, extending a family sports curriculum that also has a Grand Slam tennis title through Father Petr.

Currently ranked eighth in the world, Korda won the Australian LPGA Open in February for his first victory in 2019.

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