KPMG Women’s PGA Championship R2

Nelly Korda takes lead in Atlanta

Women’s PGA 2021 R2
June 24-27
Highlands Course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Georgia
$4,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Nelly Korda started her round with a bogey at the par-4 10th but didn’t take a step wrong for the rest of her round. She fired six consecutive birdies in her back nine to close with a tournament record-tying 63 at Atlanta Athletic Club and heads into the weekend with a one shot lead over first round leader Lizette Salas at 11-under.


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“I just blacked out out there,” said Korda. “Actually, the one on 17, No. 8, was the highlight of my round.

“I pushed my drive out right, and I was near a root, so I wasn’t even sure if I could hit it. Thankfully, I hit just the top of it. It’s so scary when you have those types of shots. To drain a long putt was nice, too.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R2

Korda has won twice so far this year at the Gainbridge LPGA in February and at last week’s Meijer LPGA Classic.

“Every week is a new week,” Korda said. “Every golf course is a new monster, new golf course. When you win, it’s hard. In a sense, you kind of don’t even get to enjoy it because I won and then hey, it’s a major championship, like get ready. They’re two completely different golf courses and two different strategies. It’s just good golf that I’ve been playing, and hopefully I can continue on with that.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R2

Salas shot a bogey-free 67 to back up her opening 67.

“I’m definitely satisfied. We came in with some goals, and we’re reaching them. I think overall my attitude has been pretty solid. It’s a major; it’s supposed to be tough. It’s supposed to test you in several different ways, and I think I’m handling it quite well, and back-to-back 67s, I’m not going to complain. I think this is good momentum going into the weekend.”


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Celine Boutier started the tournament with an uninspiring 73 but stayed focused and produced seven birdies, an eagle at the par-4 6th and a single bogey at the 8th for a 64 and a tie for third place at 7-under.

“I was definitely a bit worried yesterday because I wasn’t hitting as well. I went to the range and managed to find something in my swing that helped me today. I hope I can build on some confidence for the weekend.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R2

Women’s PGA 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-11
70
63
133
2
Lizette Salas
-10
67
67
134
T3
Celine Boutier
-7
73
64
137
T3
Cydney Clanton
-7
70
67
137
T3
Alena Sharp
-7
69
68
137
6
Madelene Sagstrom
-6
70
68
138
T7
Esther Henseleit
-5
71
68
139
T7
Charley Hull
-5
68
71
139
T7
Inbee Park
-5
71
68
139
T10
Dottie Ardina
-4
70
70
140
T10
Austin Ernst
-4
69
71
140
T10
Mina Harigae
-4
70
70
140
T10
Danielle Kang
-4
73
67
140
T10
Hyo Joo Kim
-4
71
69
140
T10
Xiyu Lin
-4
69
71
140
T10
Wichanee Meechai
-4
73
67
140
T10
Giulia Molinaro
-4
70
70
140
T10
Ryann O’Toole
-4
71
69
140
T19
Marina Alex
-3
72
69
141
T19
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
70
71
141
T19
Jessica Korda
-3
69
72
141
T19
Yu Liu
-3
72
69
141
T19
Yealimi Noh
-3
69
72
141
T19
Anna Nordqvist
-3
71
70
141
T19
Gabriela Ruffels
-3
76
65
141
T19
Patty Tavatanakit
-3
70
71
141
T27
Chella Choi
-2
70
72
142
T27
Georgia Hall
-2
75
67
142
T27
Ariya Jutanugarn
-2
70
72
142
T27
Leona Maguire
-2
72
70
142
T27
So Yeon Ryu
-2
72
70
142
T32
In Gee Chun
-1
70
73
143
T32
Ally Ewing
-1
73
70
143
T32
Dana Finkelstein
-1
75
68
143
T32
Dani Holmqvist
-1
69
74
143
T32
Moriya Jutanugarn
-1
76
67
143
T32
Jeongeun Lee6
-1
69
74
143
T32
Caroline Masson
-1
71
72
143
T32
Gerina Piller
-1
70
73
143
T32
Yuka Saso
-1
73
70
143
T32
Lexi Thompson
-1
73
70
143
T32
Lindsey Weaver
-1
73
70
143
T43
Sarah Burnham
E
73
71
144
T43
Brooke M. Henderson
E
74
70
144
T43
Janie Jackson
E
76
68
144
T43
Lydia Ko
E
72
72
144
T43
Mariah Stackhouse
E
74
70
144
T43
Amy Yang
E
72
72
144
T49
Eun-Hee Ji
+1
74
71
145
T49
Sei Young Kim
+1
76
69
145
T49
Lauren Kim
+1
73
72
145
T49
Christina Kim
+1
75
70
145
T49
Minjee Lee
+1
73
72
145
T49
Su Oh
+1
73
72
145
T49
Luna Sobron Galmes
+1
75
70
145
T49
Lauren Stephenson
+1
77
68
145
T57
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+2
74
72
146
T57
Perrine Delacour
+2
76
70
146
T57
Megan Khang
+2
73
73
146
T57
Jin Young Ko
+2
75
71
146
T57
Jennifer Kupcho
+2
77
69
146
T57
Brittany Lang
+2
74
72
146
T57
Alison Lee
+2
74
72
146
T57
Jeongeun Lee
+2
73
73
146
T57
Annie Park
+2
78
68
146
T57
Paula Reto
+2
74
72
146
T57
Hinako Shibuno
+2
76
70
146
T57
Angela Stanford
+2
72
74
146
T57
Albane Valenzuela
+2
73
73
146
T57
Michelle Wie West
+2
77
69
146
T71
Lindy Duncan
+3
73
74
147
T71
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
+3
76
71
147
T71
Maria Fassi
+3
70
77
147
T71
Nasa Hataoka
+3
75
72
147
T71
Caroline Inglis
+3
73
74
147
T71
Sarah Kemp
+3
78
69
147
T71
Brittany Lincicome
+3
72
75
147
T71
Ruixin Liu
+3
76
71
147
T71
Mo Martin
+3
76
71
147
T71
Stephanie Meadow
+3
78
69
147
T71
Amy Olson
+3
78
69
147
T71
Pornanong Phatlum
+3
73
74
147
T71
Mel Reid
+3
74
73
147
T71
Jennifer Song
+3
75
72
147
T85
Brittany Altomare
+4
73
75
148
T85
Sandra Changkija
+4
72
76
148
T85
Lauren Coughlin
+4
75
73
148
T85
Kristen Gillman
+4
76
72
148
T85
Hannah Green
+4
72
76
148
T85
Cristie Kerr
+4
78
70
148
T85
Katherine Kirk
+4
78
70
148
T85
Cheyenne Knight
+4
75
73
148
T85
Mirim Lee
+4
75
73
148
T85
Gaby Lopez
+4
75
73
148
T85
Emily Kristine Pedersen
+4
78
70
148
T85
Sophia Popov
+4
73
75
148
T85
Sarah Schmelzel
+4
75
73
148
T98
Nicole Broch Larsen
+5
80
69
149
T98
Jennifer Chang
+5
73
76
149
T98
Jaye Marie Green
+5
73
76
149
T98
Wei-Ling Hsu
+5
75
74
149
T98
Azahara Munoz
+5
73
76
149
T98
Hee Young Park
+5
73
76
149
T98
Marissa Steen
+5
75
74
149
T98
Elizabeth Szokol
+5
76
73
149
T106
Aditi Ashok
+6
73
77
150
T106
Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth
+6
76
74
150
T106
Brianna Do
+6
77
73
150
T106
Shanshan Feng
+6
74
76
150
T106
In Kyung Kim
+6
76
74
150
T106
Bianca Pagdanganan
+6
76
74
150
T106
Sung Hyun Park
+6
76
74
150
T106
Angel Yin
+6
79
71
150
T114
Celine Herbin
+7
78
73
151
T114
A Lim Kim
+7
77
74
151
T114
Esther Lee
+7
77
74
151
T114
Stacy Lewis
+7
76
75
151
T114
Pernilla Lindberg
+7
75
76
151
T114
Kristy McPherson
+7
78
73
151
T120
Ana Belac
+8
80
72
152
T120
Matilda Castren
+8
75
77
152
T120
Ssu-Chia Cheng
+8
78
74
152
T120
Mi Jung Hur
+8
79
73
152
T120
Jiwon Jeon
+8
78
74
152
T120
Min Seo Kwak
+8
75
77
152
T120
Bronte Law
+8
78
74
152
T120
Jane Park
+8
81
71
152
T120
Ayako Uehara
+8
76
76
152
T129
Ashleigh Buhai
+9
77
76
153
T129
Jenny Coleman
+9
79
74
153
T129
Jenny Shin
+9
81
72
153
T132
Andrea Lee
+10
75
79
154
T132
Min Lee
+10
79
75
154
T132
Linnea Strom
+10
77
77
154
T132
Jasmine Suwannapura
+10
77
77
154
T132
Jing Yan
+10
77
77
154
T137
Carlota Ciganda
+11
79
76
155
T137
Kelly Tan
+11
78
77
155
T137
Yani Tseng
+11
78
77
155
T140
Muni He
+12
82
74
156
T140
Klara Spilkova
+12
74
82
156
T140
Maria Torres
+12
74
82
156
T140
Anne van Dam
+12
77
79
156
T144
Haeji Kang
+13
79
78
157
T144
Alisa Rodriguez
+13
74
83
157
T146
Na Yeon Choi
+14
80
78
158
T146
Joanna Coe
+14
77
81
158
T146
Laura Davies
+14
77
81
158
T146
Caroline Hedwall
+14
80
78
158
T150
Tiffany Chan
+15
84
75
159
T150
Ashley Grier
+15
87
72
159
T150
Allie Knight
+15
78
81
159
153
Haley Moore
+16
79
81
160
154
Moira Dunn-Bohls
+17
79
82
161
155
Samantha Morrell
+25
81
88
169
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