Olympic Women's Golf competition R3

Nelly Korda holds on to lead in Japan

2020 Olympics – Women’s R3
August 04-07
Kasumigaseki CC, Saitama, Japan
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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American Nelly Korda fired a third round 69 to reach 15-under and hold on to the lead by three strokes at Kasumigaseki Country Club.


2020 Olympics – Women’s R3

“I didn’t have a really good back nine, I was kind of spraying it all over the place, I had some testy par putts, but made all pars and I fought really hard to stay in it really or ahead of it,” said the world number 1.

“I’ve been actually really calm the last three days. I haven’t really gotten nervous. I think I was a little nervous obviously on 18, it’s not a really easy chip from back over the green, but other than that I’ve handled myself really well this week, I’ve tried to stay as present as possible. I’m really working on that this year, just to take it shot by shot and stay present and not to look too far ahead or kind of go back on I think about mistakes that I’ve made in the past.”


2020 Olympics – Women’s R3

India’s Aditi Ashok shot five birdies and two bogeys for a 68 to lie in second place three shots behind Korda.

“I think it was good. I think I didn’t really have my best, especially on the long holes with the long approaches I wasn’t as consistent. It was a good day and not making as many bogeys as I could have been. My putting wasn’t as good today as the first two days, so making those couple par putts that were like the one on 12 and the one on 18, those helped because I knew my putting wasn’t that good today compared to the first two.”


2020 Olympics – Women’s R3

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko (66), the Rio 2016 silver medallist, is tied in third place alongside Australian Hannah Green (67), Dane Emily Kristine Pedersen (70) and Japan’s Mone Inami (68).


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2020 Olympics – Women’s R3

“I’m trying to do my best on every shot anyway, but it’ a weird situation now because we don’t know if we’re going to get a chance to better our score or better our placement, but I’m just happy that I stuck in there today,” said Pedersen.

The uncertainty stems from the potential of severe weather on Saturday and the possibility that the competition will revert to a 54-hole event.

2020 Olympics – Women’s R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-15
67
62
69
198
2
Aditi Ashok
-12
67
66
68
201
T3
Lydia Ko
-10
70
67
66
203
T3
Hannah Green
-10
71
65
67
203
T3
Emily Kristine Pedersen
-10
70
63
70
203
T3
Mone Inami
-10
70
65
68
203
T7
Nasa Hataoka
-8
70
68
67
205
T7
Madelene Sagstrom
-8
66
68
71
205
T7
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-8
69
64
72
205
T10
Matilda Castren
-7
68
70
68
206
T10
Shanshan Feng
-7
74
64
68
206
T10
Stephanie Meadow
-7
72
66
68
206
T10
Sei Young Kim
-7
69
69
68
206
T10
Jin Young Ko
-7
68
67
71
206
T10
Xiyu Lin
-7
71
66
69
206
T16
Albane Valenzuela
-6
71
69
67
207
T16
Sanna Nuutinen
-6
70
68
69
207
T18
Leona Maguire
-5
71
67
70
208
T18
Hyo-Joo Kim
-5
70
68
70
208
T20
Caroline Masson
-4
71
70
68
209
T20
Anna Nordqvist
-4
72
69
68
209
T20
Perrine Delacour
-4
70
70
69
209
T20
Yuka Saso
-4
74
68
67
209
T20
Wei-Ling Hsu
-4
69
69
71
209
T25
In Bee Park
-3
69
70
71
210
T25
Klara Spilkova
-3
69
70
71
210
T25
Min Lee
-3
69
69
72
210
T25
Daniela Darquea
-3
72
73
65
210
T29
Bianca Pagdanganan
-2
69
71
71
211
T29
Carlota Ciganda
-2
68
73
70
211
T29
Patty Tavatanakit
-2
71
71
69
211
T29
Maria Fassi
-2
73
70
68
211
T29
Jessica Korda
-2
71
67
73
211
T34
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
74
68
70
212
T34
Manon De Roey
-1
71
67
74
212
T34
Minjee Lee
-1
71
68
73
212
T34
Gaby Lopez
-1
71
72
69
212
T34
Lexi Thompson
-1
72
71
69
212
T34
Danielle Kang
-1
69
69
74
212
T40
Celine Boutier
E
73
68
72
213
T40
Brooke Henderson
E
74
68
71
213
T40
Sophia Popov
E
71
72
70
213
T40
Ariya Jutanugarn
E
77
67
69
213
44
Alena Sharp
+1
74
71
69
214
45
Pia Babnik
+2
71
71
73
215
T46
Giulia Molinaro
+3
75
71
70
216
T46
Maha Haddioui
+3
72
74
70
216
T48
Kim Metraux
+5
74
70
74
218
T48
Azahara Munoz
+5
69
76
73
218
T48
Kelly Tan
+5
73
73
72
218
T51
Diksha Dagar
+7
76
72
72
220
T51
Mariajo Uribe
+7
73
77
70
220
T51
Maria Fernanda Torres
+7
73
77
70
220
T51
Tiffany Chan
+7
77
74
69
220
55
Anne van Dam
+8
74
78
69
221
T56
Christine Wolf
+11
71
72
81
224
T56
Magdalena Simmermacher
+11
76
70
78
224
T56
Melissa Reid
+11
73
75
76
224
T56
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso
+11
75
74
75
224
60
Tonje Daffinrud
+22
81
73
81
235
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