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Jessica Korda takes 3-shot lead into the weekend in California

LA Open 2021 R2
April 21-24
Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles, California
$1,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Jessica Korda followed up her 7-under 65 on the first day with a 6-under 66 on Thursday. At the rate she is going, the 28-year-old who won the season’s first event at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions might just win at Wilshire Country Club after leading all four days and also become the first LPGA Tour of the 2021 season to win multiple times.


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“I mean, you’re just plotting your way around the golf course and trying to be smart where we keep it,” said Korda, who set the 36-hole scoring record, the eighth time she has held or shared the 36-hole lead.

“I got above the hole on a couple holes and they’re not easy putts, so you can definitely get out of position really easily out here, so we’ve been pretty smart. My caddie Kyle and I are just trying to plot our way around, be maybe sometimes boring but play smart .”


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South Koreans and top-10 Rolex Rankings players No. 1 Jin Young Ko and No. 3 Sei Young Kim trailed closely behind with their respective two-day totals of 10-under 132, and 9-under 133.

Although an unfortunate bogey on the 17th prevented Ko from having a bogey-free round, the 7-time LPGA Tour champion actually found it acceptable given her two mishits into the rough followed by hazard.

“I had a really great bogey, I think. When I was putting the ball, it was moving so I thought it’s going to be a penalty so I was a little disappointed. I checked with rules after 18 and she then said, ‘No, you don’t need to take penalty so you’re fine,’” said Ko. “My mind was like, ‘Oh, my God, if a penalty I got double.’ But she said ‘no, you don’t need to take,’ so, okay, good bogey.”


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Two players are tied for fourth at 8-under, 2020 VOA Classic champion and American Angela Stanford and Canadian 9-time LPGA Tour winner Brooke Henderson. Tiffany Chan leads for the USC Trojans at a total of 7-under 135, as well as Ryann O’Toole for the UCLA Bruins at 3-under 139.

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By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Jessica Korda
-13
64-65
129
2
Jin Young Ko
-10
67-65
132
3
Sei Young Kim
-9
67-66
133
T4
Brooke M. Henderson
-8
69-65
134
T4
Angela Stanford
-8
68-66
134
T6
So Yeon Ryu
-7
68-67
135
T6
Hannah Green
-7
68-67
135
T6
Tiffany Chan
-7
65-70
135
T9
Inbee Park
-6
68-68
136
T9
Ally Ewing
-6
67-69
136
T9
Austin Ernst
-6
66-70
136
T9
Dana Finkelstein
-6
66-70
136
T13
Wichanee Meechai
-5
71-66
137
T13
Gabriela Ruffels
-5
70-67
137
T13
Mel Reid
-5
70-67
137
T13
Azahara Munoz
-5
69-68
137
T13
Jeongeun Lee6
-5
68-69
137
T13
Moriya Jutanugarn
-5
65-72
137
T19
Christina Kim
-4
69-69
138
T19
Jennifer Kupcho
-4
68-70
138
T19
A Lim Kim
-4
67-71
138
T19
Alison Lee
-4
67-71
138
T19
Muni He
-4
67-71
138
T19
Carlota Ciganda
-4
66-72
138
T25
Gerina Piller
-3
71-68
139
T25
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-3
71-68
139
T25
Angel Yin
-3
70-69
139
T25
Ryann O’Toole
-3
69-70
139
T25
Morgan Pressel
-3
68-71
139
T25
Maria Fassi
-3
68-71
139
T25
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
67-72
139
T25
Nelly Korda
-3
66-73
139
T33
Georgia Hall
-2
74-66
140
T33
Lauren Stephenson
-2
71-69
140
T33
Ashleigh Buhai
-2
71-69
140
T33
Giulia Molinaro
-2
70-70
140
T33
Lexi Thompson
-2
70-70
140
T33
Esther Lee
-2
69-71
140
T33
Xiyu Lin
-2
68-72
140
T40
Pernilla Lindberg
-1
73-68
141
T40
Brittany Altomare
-1
72-69
141
T40
Albane Valenzuela
-1
72-69
141
T40
Mi Hyang Lee
-1
72-69
141
T40
Anna Nordqvist
-1
71-70
141
T40
Sarah Jane Smith
-1
71-70
141
T40
Megan Khang
-1
71-70
141
T40
Aditi Ashok
-1
70-71
141
T40
Sarah Burnham
-1
70-71
141
T40
Sarah Kemp
-1
69-72
141
T40
Shanshan Feng
-1
69-72
141
T40
Marina Alex
-1
68-73
141
T40
Yealimi Noh
-1
68-73
141
T40
Haeji Kang
-1
68-73
141
T54
Jennifer Song
E
76-66
142
T54
Mina Harigae
E
73-69
142
T54
Ssu-Chia Cheng
E
72-70
142
T54
Lizette Salas
E
72-70
142
T54
Ariya Jutanugarn
E
71-71
142
T54
Charley Hull
E
70-72
142
T54
Celine Boutier
E
69-73
142
T54
Lindsey Weaver
E
69-73
142
T54
Su Oh
E
66-76
142
T63
Emma Talley
1
74-69
143
T63
Katherine Kirk
1
74-69
143
T63
Lindy Duncan
1
73-70
143
T63
Jaye Marie Green
1
72-71
143
T63
Minjee Lee
1
70-73
143
T63
Gaby Lopez
1
69-74
143
T63
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
1
68-75
143
T70
Brittany Lang
2
72-72
144
T70
Wei-Ling Hsu
2
72-72
144
T70
Dani Holmqvist
2
71-73
144
T70
Amy Yang
2
71-73
144
T70
Marissa Steen
2
71-73
144
T70
In Kyung Kim
2
70-74
144
T70
Jennifer Chang
2
70-74
144
T70
Pornanong Phatlum
2
69-75
144
T70
Sophia Popov
2
67-77
144
Haley Moore
CUT
77-68
145
Bethany Wu
CUT
76-69
145
Kristen Gillman
CUT
74-71
145
Caroline Masson
CUT
73-72
145
Liz Nagel
CUT
72-73
145
Elizabeth Szokol
CUT
72-73
145
Na Yeon Choi
CUT
71-74
145
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
71-74
145
Sarah Schmelzel
CUT
70-75
145
Leona Maguire
CUT
69-76
145
Sung Hyun Park
CUT
68-77
145
Lydia Ko
CUT
78-68
146
Patty Tavatanakit
CUT
75-71
146
Mirim Lee
CUT
73-73
146
Matilda Castren
CUT
73-73
146
Alena Sharp
CUT
72-74
146
Lauren Kim
CUT
71-75
146
Jane Park
CUT
70-76
146
Jeongeun Lee
CUT
76-71
147
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
75-72
147
Jasmine Suwannapura
CUT
75-72
147
Yu Liu
CUT
74-73
147
Caroline Inglis
CUT
73-74
147
Perrine Delacour
CUT
72-75
147
Chella Choi
CUT
72-75
147
Annie Park
CUT
72-75
147
Michelle Wie West
CUT
70-77
147
Jing Yan
CUT
77-71
148
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
76-72
148
Robynn Ree
CUT
74-74
148
Katherine Perry-Hamski
CUT
74-74
148
Mo Martin
CUT
73-75
148
Alana Uriell
CUT
73-75
148
Kelly Tan
CUT
73-75
148
Yaeeun Hong
CUT
80-69
149
Linnea Johansson
CUT
78-71
149
Linnea Strom
CUT
76-73
149
Yui Kawamoto
CUT
75-74
149
Amy Olson
CUT
75-74
149
Hee Young Park
CUT
74-75
149
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
73-76
149
Stephanie Meadow
CUT
73-76
149
Pavarisa Yoktuan
CUT
73-76
149
Haru Nomura
CUT
72-77
149
Cristie Kerr
CUT
71-78
149
Jenny Coleman
CUT
77-73
150
Cheyenne Knight
CUT
77-73
150
Andrea Lee
CUT
74-76
150
Madelene Sagstrom
CUT
73-77
150
Daniela Darquea
CUT
79-72
151
Brianna Do
CUT
78-73
151
Cydney Clanton
CUT
75-76
151
Jiwon Jeon
CUT
75-76
151
Anne van Dam
CUT
73-78
151
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
71-80
151
Kim Kaufman
CUT
80-72
152
Jaclyn Lee
CUT
79-73
152
Ayako Uehara
CUT
76-76
152
Jackie Stoelting
CUT
76-77
153
Laura Davies
CUT
72-81
153
Tiffany Joh
CUT
75-79
154
Bronte Law
CUT
81-75
156
Maia Schechter
CUT
80-76
156
Suzuka Yamaguchi
CUT
86-72
158
Jillian Hollis
WD
77
Jenny Shin
WD
Yani Tseng
DQ

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