Olympic Women's Golf competition R2

USA's Nelly Korda moves four shots ahead

2020 Olympics – Women’s R2
August 04-07
Kasumigaseki CC, Saitama, Japan
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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American Nelly Korda fired a 62 to take a four-shot lead after the second day of the Olympic Women’s Golf competition at Kasumigaseki Country Club.


2020 Olympics – Women’s R2

She parred her first four hole then made four birdies and an eagle to make the turn in 30.

Korda kept up her momentum on the back nine with back-to-back birdies on the 12th, 13th and 14th then made two more at the 16th and 17th.


2020 Olympics – Women’s R2

The world number one could have beaten the record of 59 with a birdie on the final hole but had to settle for a double bogey to reach 13-under.

“On the front nine I was definitely hitting it better and, on the back, I wasn’t hitting it as well, but I was making the longer putts. I wasn’t thinking about it at all I was like ‘oh cool, I have a pretty good lead going into 18′ but unfortunately that double on 18 – that’s golf and that’s just how it goes sometimes.

“I’m wearing USA across my chest, I think that’s really cool and a huge honour, but other than that I’m approaching it as I would any week. I go into any type of event with the same demeanor and same goal.”


2020 Olympics – Women’s R2

Nanna Koertz Madsen and Emily Kristine Pedersen of Denmark are tied in second place alongside India’s Aditi Ashok at 9-under.

Madsen made six birdies, an eagle and a single bogey to close with a 64.

“I had a good run on the front nine where I made three birdies and an eagle in a row, so I got six-under through eight. I was playing pretty good. Then on the back nine I was still playing alright, I had some good chances I didn’t make but I was still happy with the back nine,” said Madsen.


2020 Olympics – Women’s R2

Compatriot Pedersen fired a 63 comprising of eight birdies, an eagle and two bogeys to put herself in contention.

“I was wedging it really well today, which gave me a lot of chances for birdie. Then I had a really hot putter today and that’s kind of what made the score. It’s amazing that two Danes are at the top. I think it’s a really good showcase of golf for Denmark and for women’s gold in Denmark. I’m super happy that we’re both up there.”


2020 Olympics – Women’s R2

Ashok followed up her opening 67 with a bogey-free 66.

“The last three holes I had a couple of shots that were just a good number for me, and I hasn’t really had any short approaches all day, maybe just a couple. I hit a couple of good putts as well.

“This whole week there’s going to be so many girls making birdies, especially because the weather’s warm and the conditions are favourable. I think whatever holes I get to play, whether it’s 54 or 72, I’m not really going to sit on anything, I’m just going to try and be as aggressive and make more birdies.”

Morocco’s Maha Haddioui made one of the best shots of the day and aced the par-3 seventh.

2020 Olympics – Women’s R2

Overnight leader Madelene Sagstrom signed for a 68 and solo fifth place at 8-under. Japan’s Mone Inami (65) and South Korea’s Jin young Ko (67) share sixth place at 7-under.

2020 Olympics – Women’s R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-13
67
62
129
T2
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-9
69
64
133
T2
Aditi Ashok
-9
67
66
133
T2
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-9
70
63
133
5
Madelene Sagstrom
-8
66
68
134
T6
Mone Inami
-7
70
65
135
T6
Jin Young Ko
-7
68
67
135
8
Hannah Green
-6
71
65
136
T9
Xiyu Lin
-5
71
66
137
T9
Lydia Ko
-5
70
67
137
T11
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
69
69
138
T11
Jessica Korda
-4
71
67
138
T11
Hyo-Joo Kim
-4
70
68
138
T11
Danielle Kang
-4
69
69
138
T11
Sei Young Kim
-4
69
69
138
T11
Min Lee
-4
69
69
138
T11
Stephanie Meadow
-4
72
66
138
T11
Leona Maguire
-4
71
67
138
T11
Matilda Castren
-4
68
70
138
T11
Nasa Hataoka
-4
70
68
138
T11
Shanshan Feng
-4
74
64
138
T11
Sanna Nuutinen
-4
70
68
138
T11
Manon De Roey
-4
71
67
138
T24
Minjee Lee
-3
71
68
139
T24
In Bee Park
-3
69
70
139
T24
Klara Spilkova
-3
69
70
139
T27
Perrine Delacour
-2
70
70
140
T27
Albane Valenzuela
-2
71
69
140
T27
Bianca Pagdanganan
-2
69
71
140
T30
Celine Boutier
-1
73
68
141
T30
Carlota Ciganda
-1
68
73
141
T30
Caroline Masson
-1
71
70
141
T30
Anna Nordqvist
-1
72
69
141
T34
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
E
74
68
142
T34
Patty Tavatanakit
E
71
71
142
T34
Pia Babnik
E
71
71
142
T34
Brooke Henderson
E
74
68
142
T34
Yuka Saso
E
74
68
142
T39
Gaby Lopez
+1
71
72
143
T39
Sophia Popov
+1
71
72
143
T39
Maria Fassi
+1
73
70
143
T39
Lexi Thompson
+1
72
71
143
T39
Christine Wolf
+1
71
72
143
T44
Ariya Jutanugarn
+2
77
67
144
T44
Kim Metraux
+2
74
70
144
T46
Azahara Munoz
+3
69
76
145
T46
Alena Sharp
+3
74
71
145
T46
Daniela Darquea
+3
72
73
145
T49
Giulia Molinaro
+4
75
71
146
T49
Magdalena Simmermacher
+4
76
70
146
T49
Kelly Tan
+4
73
73
146
T49
Maha Haddioui
+4
72
74
146
T53
Diksha Dagar
+6
76
72
148
T53
Melissa Reid
+6
73
75
148
55
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
+7
75
74
149
T56
Mariajo Uribe
+8
73
77
150
T56
Maria Fernanda Torres
+8
73
77
150
58
Tiffany Chan
+9
77
74
151
59
Anne van Dam
+10
74
78
152
60
Tonje Daffinrud
+12
81
73
154
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