ANA Inspiration R1

Nelly Korda in the lead at 6-under

September 10-13
Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Rancho Mirage, California
$3,100,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4




Nelly Korda took the ANA Inspiration lead with a 6-under 66 on Thursday.


“There’s still three more days to play. There’s so much golf out there,” Korda said. “You never know what’s going to happen. And if I just string together another couple good rounds, then we’ll see where it goes.”

Two-time major champion In Gee Chung is in second place alongside Madelene Sagstrom with a 67.



“I really tried not to be hard on myself on the golf course. I wanted to have fun out there and work really well, and I made a great round today,” Chun said.

The only player with two 2020 victories, with wins coming in back-to-back events, Danielle Kang has her eyes on a third win of 2020 and a first victory at the ANA Inspiration.


“It’s more than a major for me, to win this specific tournament, the ANA Inspiration just because it’s in California, in Palm Springs, and it’s a tournament I’ve been playing since I was an amateur and I was invited here,” said Kang, who grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs. “I think it would just be a little bit different than winning different majors.”

Kang, who is projected to become World No.1 with a win at Mission Hills is tied for fourth two strokes behind.



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Nine-time LPGA Tour champion Brooke Henderson opened her desert quest for a second major title with a 4-under 68. She recorded five birdies as she celebrated her 23rd birthday. The lone blemish was bogey on No. 1 as she made the turn.

“That was just a tough three-putt, but it kind of fueled me to quickly put it in the past and focus on the next hole,” said Henderson, who hit 16 greens. “I made a lot of pars on my first nine and felt like I was really close to making a lot of birdies, so I was happy they started to fall. It was a nice way to spend my birthday.”


With the scorching temperatures in SoCal, 25 caddies elected to use the modified LPGA Tour policy allowing them to take electric carts this week in the ANA Inspiration. That included Henderson’s caddie and sister, Brittany.

“Normally I would never agree to taking carts, but under the circumstances with it being so hot I felt like since the LPGA was allowing us to use them, it is definitely an advantage,” said Henderson, No. 9 in the Rolex Rankings and the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship winner. “She was able to zoom along, get to my ball fast, calculate some numbers, get a feel for the conditions, and then by the time I arrived she had everything set out and we could discuss more specifics. That was nice and I think we’ll continue to do it the next three days.”




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Nelly Korda
-6
66
T2
In Gee Chun
-5
67
T2
Madelene Sagstrom
-5
67
T4
Brooke M. Henderson
-4
68
T4
Danielle Kang
-4
68
T4
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-4
68
T4
Yu Liu
-4
68
T4
Kelly Tan
-4
68
T9
Kristen Gillman
-3
69
T9
Hannah Green
-3
69
T9
Georgia Hall
-3
69
T9
Sei Young Kim
-3
69
T9
Lydia Ko
-3
69
T9
Mi Hyang Lee
-3
69
T9
Xiyu Lin
-3
69
T9
Brittany Lincicome
-3
69
T9
Sung Hyun Park
-3
69
T9
Mel Reid
-3
69
T19
Carlota Ciganda
-2
70
T19
Maria Fernanda Torres
-2
70
T19
Nasa Hataoka
-2
70
T19
Megan Khang
-2
70
T19
Christina Kim
-2
70
T19
Brittany Lang
-2
70
T19
Mirim Lee
-2
70
T19
Stacy Lewis
-2
70
T19
Stephanie Meadow
-2
70
T19
Anna Nordqvist
-2
70
T19
Sarah Schmelzel
-2
70
T19
Hinako Shibuno
-2
70
T19
Lexi Thompson
-2
70
T19
Anne van Dam
-2
70
T33
Brittany Altomare
-1
71
T33
Austin Ernst
-1
71
T33
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
-1
71
T33
Eun-Hee Ji
-1
71
T33
Moriya Jutanugarn
-1
71
T33
Yui Kawamoto
-1
71
T33
Cristie Kerr
-1
71
T33
In Kyung Kim
-1
71
T33
Minjee Lee
-1
71
T33
Caroline Masson
-1
71
T33
Ally McDonald
-1
71
T33
Ryann O’Toole
-1
71
T33
Annie Park
-1
71
T33
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
-1
71
T33
Amy Yang
-1
71
T33
Rose Zhang (a)
-1
71
T49
Pajaree Anannarukarn
E
72
T49
Nicole Broch Larsen
E
72
T49
Dana Finkelstein
E
72
T49
Katherine Kirk
E
72
T49
Jennifer Kupcho
E
72
T49
Gaby Lopez
E
72
T49
Su Oh
E
72
T49
Linnea Strom
E
72
T57
Marina Alex
1
73
T57
Maria Fassi
1
73
T57
Ariya Jutanugarn
1
73
T57
Leona Maguire
1
73
T57
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
1
73
T57
Inbee Park
1
73
T57
Jennifer Song
1
73
T57
Patty Tavatanakit
1
73
T65
Cydney Clanton
2
74
T65
Perrine Delacour
2
74
T65
Esther Henseleit
2
74
T65
Caroline Inglis
2
74
T65
Jessica Korda
2
74
T65
Andrea Lee
2
74
T65
Emilia Migliaccio (a)
2
74
T65
Haru Nomura
2
74
T65
Lizette Salas
2
74
T65
Jasmine Suwannapura
2
74
T65
Lei Ye (a)
2
74
T65
Angel Yin
2
74
T77
Celine Boutier
3
75
T77
Ashleigh Buhai
3
75
T77
Cheyenne Knight
3
75
T77
Azahara Munoz
3
75
T77
Yealimi Noh
3
75
T77
Gerina Piller
3
75
T77
Alena Sharp
3
75
T77
Klara Spilkova
3
75
T77
Angela Stanford
3
75
T77
Charlotte Thomas
3
75
T87
Chella Choi
4
76
T87
Caroline Hedwall
4
76
T87
Tiffany Joh
4
76
T87
Pernilla Lindberg
4
76
T87
Elizabeth Szokol
4
76
T87
Emma Talley
4
76
T87
Jing Yan
4
76
T94
Jaye Marie Green
5
77
T94
Olivia Mehaffey (a)
5
77
T94
Pornanong Phatlum
5
77
T94
Morgan Pressel
5
77
T94
Ayako Uehara
5
77
T94
Lindsey Weaver
5
77
T100
Bronte Law
7
79
T100
Amy Olson
7
79
T100
Hee Young Park
7
79
103
Dani Holmqvist
8
80
WD
Jenny Shin
E
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