ANA Inspiration R2

Nelly Korda holds on to lead

September 10-13
Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course
Rancho Mirage, California
$3,100,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




Nelly Korda signed for a 5-under 67 on Friday and takes a 2-shot lead into the weekend at the ANA Inspiration. But it wasn’t struggle-free.


She missed the fairway on the second hole, the only one she missed, and was out of position all the way until she made an 18-foot putt. She then had to make a 25-foot putt on the third hole to preserve her position.



”I did not know what I was doing on those two holes. ‘I was happy those two went in. Golf is just all about momentum, so you roll one in here and there and it just makes it a lot easier.”

She missed only four greens, and took 26 putts on the sun-baked and fast greens.


”Definitely very happy with my putting today, and I was superbly happy with bogey-free,” she said. ”The thing out here is you hit a solid putt and it keeps on going. You think it’s going to stop, and it just keeps on releasing, so then you’re like, ‘This is a good putt, this could possibly go in,’ and then it releases 5 to 6 feet because that’s just how it is out here. I had a lot of 5- and 6-footers for par today.”



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She will be joined in the final group by Mirim Lee at 9-under, who was also bogey free and signed for a 65, and Lexi Thompson tied for third at 7-under.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-11
66
67
133
2
Mirim Lee
-9
70
65
135
T3
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-7
68
69
137
T3
Lexi Thompson
-7
70
67
137
T5
In Gee Chun
-6
67
71
138
T5
Kelly Tan
-6
68
70
138
T7
Maria Fernanda Torres
-5
70
69
139
T7
Brooke M. Henderson
-5
68
71
139
T7
Danielle Kang
-5
68
71
139
T7
Christina Kim
-5
70
69
139
T7
Sei Young Kim
-5
69
70
139
T7
Katherine Kirk
-5
72
67
139
T7
Mi Hyang Lee
-5
69
70
139
T7
Yu Liu
-5
68
71
139
T7
Mel Reid
-5
69
70
139
T7
Gabriela Ruffels (a)
-5
71
68
139
T17
Carlota Ciganda
-4
70
70
140
T17
Georgia Hall
-4
69
71
140
T17
Minjee Lee
-4
71
69
140
T17
Ally McDonald
-4
71
69
140
T17
Rose Zhang (a)
-4
71
69
140
T22
Kristen Gillman
-3
69
72
141
T22
Moriya Jutanugarn
-3
71
70
141
T22
Cristie Kerr
-3
71
70
141
T22
Stacy Lewis
-3
70
71
141
T22
Stephanie Meadow
-3
70
71
141
T22
Anna Nordqvist
-3
70
71
141
T22
Madelene Sagstrom
-3
67
74
141
T22
Linnea Strom
-3
72
69
141
T22
Angel Yin
-3
74
67
141
T31
Marina Alex
-2
73
69
142
T31
Brittany Altomare
-2
71
71
142
T31
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-2
72
70
142
T31
Brittany Lang
-2
70
72
142
T31
Sung Hyun Park
-2
69
73
142
T36
Perrine Delacour
-1
74
69
143
T36
Hannah Green
-1
69
74
143
T36
Nasa Hataoka
-1
70
73
143
T36
Megan Khang
-1
70
73
143
T36
Lydia Ko
-1
69
74
143
T36
Sarah Schmelzel
-1
70
73
143
T36
Amy Yang
-1
71
72
143
T36
Lei Ye (a)
-1
74
69
143
T44
Austin Ernst
E
71
73
144
T44
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
E
71
73
144
T44
Ariya Jutanugarn
E
73
71
144
T44
Jennifer Kupcho
E
72
72
144
T44
Brittany Lincicome
E
69
75
144
T44
Caroline Masson
E
71
73
144
T44
Annie Park
E
71
73
144
T44
Anne van Dam
E
70
74
144
T52
Maria Fassi
1
73
72
145
T52
Esther Henseleit
1
74
71
145
T52
Eun-Hee Ji
1
71
74
145
T52
Yui Kawamoto
1
71
74
145
T52
Leona Maguire
1
73
72
145
T52
Emilia Migliaccio (a)
1
74
71
145
T52
Inbee Park
1
73
72
145
T52
Hinako Shibuno
1
70
75
145
T52
Patty Tavatanakit
1
73
72
145
T61
Celine Boutier
2
75
71
146
T61
In Kyung Kim
2
71
75
146
T61
Xiyu Lin
2
69
77
146
T61
Yealimi Noh
2
75
71
146
T61
Alena Sharp
2
75
71
146
T66
Gaby Lopez
3
72
75
147
T66
Azahara Munoz
3
75
72
147
T66
Amy Olson
3
79
68
147
T66
Angela Stanford
3
75
72
147
T70
Nicole Broch Larsen
4
72
76
148
T70
Dana Finkelstein
4
72
76
148
T70
Caroline Inglis
4
74
74
148
T70
Pernilla Lindberg
4
76
72
148
T70
Olivia Mehaffey (a)
4
77
71
148
T70
Ryann O’Toole
4
71
77
148
T70
Lizette Salas
4
74
74
148
CUT
Chella Choi
5
76
73
149
CUT
Jaye Marie Green
5
77
72
149
CUT
Tiffany Joh
5
76
73
149
CUT
Cheyenne Knight
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jessica Korda
5
74
75
149
CUT
Andrea Lee
5
74
75
149
CUT
Morgan Pressel
5
77
72
149
CUT
Jasmine Suwannapura
5
74
75
149
CUT
Charlotte Thomas
5
75
74
149
CUT
Jing Yan
5
76
73
149
CUT
Ashleigh Buhai
6
75
75
150
CUT
Cydney Clanton
6
74
76
150
CUT
Caroline Hedwall
6
76
74
150
CUT
Haru Nomura
6
74
76
150
CUT
Su Oh
6
72
78
150
CUT
Gerina Piller
6
75
75
150
CUT
Jennifer Song
6
73
77
150
CUT
Kaitlyn Papp (a)
7
73
78
151
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
7
76
75
151
CUT
Hee Young Park
8
79
73
152
CUT
Emma Talley
8
76
76
152
CUT
Lindsey Weaver
8
77
75
152
CUT
Bronte Law
9
79
74
153
CUT
Pornanong Phatlum
9
77
76
153
CUT
Ayako Uehara
11
77
78
155
WD
Klara Spilkova
3
75
75
WD
Dani Holmqvist
8
80
80
WD
Jenny Shin
E
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