Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions R3

Jessica Korda shoots fifth 60 in LPGA Tour history

January 21-24
Four Season Golf & Sports Club, Orlando, Florida
$1,200,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4




Saturday’s third round was one for the record books. Jessica Korda shot a bogey-free 11-under, the fifth 60 in LPGA Tour history. She opened with birdies on 1 and 2 then made birdie or better on all but one hole in her inward nine, including draining an 18-foot eagle putt at the 17th. She lies just two strokes off the lead behind Danielle Kang.


“Days like today don’t come often, so you really cherish them when they do,” said Korda. “Everything has to come together to have a day like today. So I’m very grateful that it came.”

Korda’s previous best round was a 62 at the 2018 Honda LPGA Thailand where she went on to win.



“She had about 200 yards in (on No. 17), you know, a long carry, two-tiered green. She stood up there and hit that shot and it did not move one iota, and then rolled that putt in,” said NFL superstar Larry Fitzgerald, who alongside Fox News anchor Bret Baier played with Korda on Saturday. “The shot she hit on 18 was unbelievable. She played the contour of the greens, she hit it exactly where she wanted, and left herself below the hole. It was mastery at its finest. She had complete command of her ball today.”

Kang was bogey-free for the third consecutive day, tying her career-low round of 63 and setting the tournament’s 54-hole scoring record at -21. Her 192 also ties the LPGA Tour’s low mark for strokes under par through 54 holes, previously done three times.

Kang is looking to become the first wire-to-wire winner without ties since Sei Young Kim at the 2019 CME Group Tour Championship.


“Overall I think my game is pretty solid. I think my mental game is pretty strong this week. Just kind of chugging along,” said Kang. “I know I’m being really repetitive, but that’s what I’m doing, is just focusing on what I need to hit and what I need to execute. That’s pretty much it. I don’t think ahead or behind. I just try and stay in the present and have fun with it.”

Kang and Korda will play with Jessica’s younger sister Nelly Korda in Sunday’s final group. Nelly was 6-under through 14 holes, but bogeys at 15 and 18 dropped her to 4-under for the day and 15-under overall. Two-time major champion In Gee Chun is fourth at 13-under, and Canadian Brooke Henderson rounds out the top five at 12-under. Defending champion Gaby Lopez is tied for eighth at 9-under.


Saturday’s record-setting marks

Low 54 Holes, Raw Score

192, -21 (64-65-63), Danielle Kang, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 2021 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, par 71

192, -24 (63-65-64), Sei Young Kim, Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Oneida, Wis., 2018 Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, par 72

192, -21 (64-65-63), Nasa Hataoka, Pinnacle Country Club, Rogers, Ark., 2018 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, par 71

192, -24 (63-63-66), Annika Sorenstam, Seta Golf Course, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan, 2003 Mizuno Classic, par 72

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Low 18 Holes, Raw Score 

59 (28-31), Annika Sorenstam, Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz., second round, 2001 Standard Register PING, par 72

60 (32-28), Jessica Korda, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., third round, 2021 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, par 71

60 (33-27), Paula Creamer, Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio, first round, 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger, par 71

60 (31-29), Anna Acker-Macosko, The Ridge Golf Course, Auburn, Calif., fourth round, 2004 Longs Drugs Challenge, par 71

60 (29-31), Jung Yeon Lee, Dell Urich Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz., first round, 2004 Welch’s-Fry’s Championship, par 70

60 (30-30), Meg Mallon, Dell Urich Golf Course, Tucson, Ariz., second round, 2003 Welch’s-Fry’s Championship, par 70



Low 9 Holes, In Relation to Par

-9 (28), Jessica Korda, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., third round, 2021 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, par 37; she shot 60

-9 (27), Mi Hyang Lee, Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz., 2016 JTBC Founders Cup, par 36; she shot 62

-9 (27), Amy Yang, Sky 72 Golf Club, Ocean Course, Incheon, Republic of Korea, 2015 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, par 36; she shot 62




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Danielle Kang
-21
64
65
63
192
2
Jessica Korda
-19
65
69
60
194
3
Nelly Korda
-15
65
66
67
198
4
In Gee Chun
-13
68
65
67
200
5
Brooke M. Henderson
-12
67
69
65
201
6
Cheyenne Knight
-11
69
66
67
202
7
Angela Stanford
-10
67
69
67
203
T8
Celine Boutier
-9
69
70
65
204
T8
Brittany Lincicome
-9
66
74
64
204
T8
Gaby Lopez
-9
65
68
71
204
T8
Sophia Popov
-9
68
69
67
204
12
Lexi Thompson
-8
67
69
69
205
T13
Georgia Hall
-6
70
70
67
207
T13
Mel Reid
-6
70
70
67
207
15
Pernilla Lindberg
-5
70
72
66
208
16
Jasmine Suwannapura
-4
72
68
69
209
T17
Austin Ernst
-3
69
70
71
210
T17
Ally Ewing
-3
70
72
68
210
T19
Stacy Lewis
-2
66
71
74
211
T19
Madelene Sagstrom
-2
73
69
69
211
T21
Cydney Clanton
-1
75
69
68
212
T21
Hee Young Park
-1
71
69
72
212
T23
Mi Jung Hur
E
71
71
71
213
T23
Bronte Law
E
73
70
70
213
T23
Annie Park
E
69
71
73
213
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