KPMG Women’s PGA Championship R3

Korda and Salas take 5-shot lead into the final day

Women’s PGA 2021 R3
June 24-27
Highlands Course, Atlanta Athletic Club, Georgia
$4,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Nelly Korda and Lizette Salas will head into the final day of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship tied for the lead at 15-under.


Korda started her round with a one shot lead following her record-tying 63 on Friday and produced four birdies for a bogey-free 68.


Women’s PGA 2021 R3

“Lizette was rolling in some nice ones today, and I told myself, I’ve got to hit it close to even keep up with her,” said Korda. “There’s still 18 more holes, and there’s a lot of water in play here, and there’s a lot of really difficult tee shots I would say on this golf course that if you just miss it by a little, you’re in the water.

“I think when you get into that mindset of kind of egging each other on, it’s fun, but it’s also nerve-racking. Your adrenaline definitely gets up there. You still have 18 more holes, a lot of golf left out here, so anything can happen. Someone from behind can come and shoot a really low score. You just never know with golf, and that’s the beauty of it.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R3

Salas made six birdies on the front nine to make the turn in 30. She suffered from her first and only bogey of the tournament at the par-4 10th to sign for a 67.

“I’m really proud of myself for how I started and how I maintained that confidence throughout the round even though putts weren’t dropping,” said Salas. “I was embracing it. I was greeting some fans and just enjoying the moment. It’s been a while since I’ve done that. I got off to a really hot start, and I didn’t realize I shot 30 until I signed my scorecard. I think it’s good momentum going into tomorrow.”


Women’s PGA 2021 R3

Both players are seeking their first major championship win.

ANA Inspiration winner Patty Tavatanakit (65), Giulia Molinaro (66) and Celine Boutier (69) are tied in third place at 10-under.

Women’s PGA 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Lizette Salas
-15
67
67
67
201
T1
Nelly Korda
-15
70
63
68
201
T3
Celine Boutier
-10
73
64
69
206
T3
Giulia Molinaro
-10
70
70
66
206
T3
Patty Tavatanakit
-10
70
71
65
206
6
Dottie Ardina
-8
70
70
68
208
T7
Esther Henseleit
-7
71
68
70
209
T7
Madelene Sagstrom
-7
70
68
71
209
T9
Hyo Joo Kim
-6
71
69
70
210
T9
Xiyu Lin
-6
69
71
70
210
T11
Austin Ernst
-5
69
71
71
211
T11
Yealimi Noh
-5
69
72
70
211
T13
Cydney Clanton
-4
70
67
75
212
T13
Wichanee Meechai
-4
73
67
72
212
T13
Ryann O’Toole
-4
71
69
72
212
T13
Alena Sharp
-4
69
68
75
212
T17
In Gee Chun
-3
70
73
70
213
T17
Brooke M. Henderson
-3
74
70
69
213
T17
Charley Hull
-3
68
71
74
213
T17
Danielle Kang
-3
73
67
73
213
T17
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
-3
70
71
72
213
T17
Jessica Korda
-3
69
72
72
213
T17
Yu Liu
-3
72
69
72
213
T17
Leona Maguire
-3
72
70
71
213
T17
Gabriela Ruffels
-3
76
65
72
213
T26
Chella Choi
-2
70
72
72
214
T26
Georgia Hall
-2
75
67
72
214
T26
Mina Harigae
-2
70
70
74
214
T26
Gerina Piller
-2
70
73
71
214
T26
Lindsey Weaver
-2
73
70
71
214
T31
Sei Young Kim
-1
76
69
70
215
T31
So Yeon Ryu
-1
72
70
73
215
T31
Lexi Thompson
-1
73
70
72
215
T34
Ally Ewing
E
73
70
73
216
T34
Megan Khang
E
73
73
70
216
T34
Inbee Park
E
71
68
77
216
T37
Dana Finkelstein
+1
75
68
74
217
T37
Janie Jackson
+1
76
68
73
217
T37
Brittany Lang
+1
74
72
71
217
T37
Luna Sobron Galmes
+1
75
70
72
217
T37
Albane Valenzuela
+1
73
73
71
217
T42
Dani Holmqvist
+2
69
74
75
218
T42
Ariya Jutanugarn
+2
70
72
76
218
T42
Moriya Jutanugarn
+2
76
67
75
218
T42
Lydia Ko
+2
72
72
74
218
T42
Caroline Masson
+2
71
72
75
218
T42
Yuka Saso
+2
73
70
75
218
T42
Mariah Stackhouse
+2
74
70
74
218
T42
Lauren Stephenson
+2
77
68
73
218
T42
Michelle Wie West
+2
77
69
72
218
T42
Amy Yang
+2
72
72
74
218
T52
Marina Alex
+3
72
69
78
219
T52
Minjee Lee
+3
73
72
74
219
T52
Anna Nordqvist
+3
71
70
78
219
T52
Annie Park
+3
78
68
73
219
T56
Sarah Burnham
+4
73
71
76
220
T56
Christina Kim
+4
75
70
75
220
T56
Jin Young Ko
+4
75
71
74
220
T56
Alison Lee
+4
74
72
74
220
T56
Jeongeun Lee
+4
73
73
74
220
T56
Jeongeun Lee6
+4
69
74
77
220
T56
Su Oh
+4
73
72
75
220
T63
Pajaree Anannarukarn
+5
74
72
75
221
T63
Perrine Delacour
+5
76
70
75
221
T63
Eun-Hee Ji
+5
74
71
76
221
T63
Lauren Kim
+5
73
72
76
221
T63
Jennifer Kupcho
+5
77
69
75
221
T68
Hinako Shibuno
+6
76
70
76
222
T68
Angela Stanford
+6
72
74
76
222
70
Paula Reto
+11
74
72
81
227
  Brittany Altomare
CUT
73
75
148
  Aditi Ashok
CUT
73
77
150
  Ana Belac
CUT
80
72
152
  Nicole Broch Larsen
CUT
80
69
149
  Ashleigh Buhai
CUT
77
76
153
  Matilda Castren
CUT
75
77
152
  Tiffany Chan
CUT
84
75
159
  Jennifer Chang
CUT
73
76
149
  Sandra Changkija
CUT
72
76
148
  Ssu-Chia Cheng
CUT
78
74
152
  Na Yeon Choi
CUT
80
78
158
  Carlota Ciganda
CUT
79
76
155
  Joanna Coe
CUT
77
81
158
  Jenny Coleman
CUT
79
74
153
  Stephanie Connelly Eiswerth
CUT
76
74
150
  Lauren Coughlin
CUT
75
73
148
  Laura Davies
CUT
77
81
158
  Brianna Do
CUT
77
73
150
  Lindy Duncan
CUT
73
74
147
  Moira Dunn-Bohls
CUT
79
82
161
  Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
76
71
147
  Maria Fassi
CUT
70
77
147
  Shanshan Feng
CUT
74
76
150
  Kristen Gillman
CUT
76
72
148
  Jaye Marie Green
CUT
73
76
149
  Hannah Green
CUT
72
76
148
  Ashley Grier
CUT
87
72
159
  Nasa Hataoka
CUT
75
72
147
  Muni He
CUT
82
74
156
  Caroline Hedwall
CUT
80
78
158
  Celine Herbin
CUT
78
73
151
  Wei-Ling Hsu
CUT
75
74
149
  Mi Jung Hur
CUT
79
73
152
  Caroline Inglis
CUT
73
74
147
  Jiwon Jeon
CUT
78
74
152
  Haeji Kang
CUT
79
78
157
  Sarah Kemp
CUT
78
69
147
  Cristie Kerr
CUT
78
70
148
  A Lim Kim
CUT
77
74
151
  In Kyung Kim
CUT
76
74
150
  Katherine Kirk
CUT
78
70
148
  Allie Knight
CUT
78
81
159
  Cheyenne Knight
CUT
75
73
148
  Min Seo Kwak
CUT
75
77
152
  Bronte Law
CUT
78
74
152
  Esther Lee
CUT
77
74
151
  Min Lee
CUT
79
75
154
  Mirim Lee
CUT
75
73
148
  Andrea Lee
CUT
75
79
154
  Stacy Lewis
CUT
76
75
151
  Brittany Lincicome
CUT
72
75
147
  Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
75
76
151
  Ruixin Liu
CUT
76
71
147
  Gaby Lopez
CUT
75
73
148
  Mo Martin
CUT
76
71
147
  Kristy McPherson
CUT
78
73
151
  Stephanie Meadow
CUT
78
69
147
  Haley Moore
CUT
79
81
160
  Samantha Morrell
CUT
81
88
169
  Azahara Munoz
CUT
73
76
149
  Amy Olson
CUT
78
69
147
  Bianca Pagdanganan
CUT
76
74
150
  Jane Park
CUT
81
71
152
  Sung Hyun Park
CUT
76
74
150
  Hee Young Park
CUT
73
76
149
  Emily Kristine Pedersen
CUT
78
70
148
  Pornanong Phatlum
CUT
73
74
147
  Sophia Popov
CUT
73
75
148
  Mel Reid
CUT
74
73
147
  Alisa Rodriguez
CUT
74
83
157
  Sarah Schmelzel
CUT
75
73
148
  Jenny Shin
CUT
81
72
153
  Jennifer Song
CUT
75
72
147
  Klara Spilkova
CUT
74
82
156
  Marissa Steen
CUT
75
74
149
  Linnea Strom
CUT
77
77
154
  Jasmine Suwannapura
CUT
77
77
154
  Elizabeth Szokol
CUT
76
73
149
  Kelly Tan
CUT
78
77
155
  Maria Torres
CUT
74
82
156
  Yani Tseng
CUT
78
77
155
  Ayako Uehara
CUT
76
76
152
  Jing Yan
CUT
77
77
154
  Angel Yin
CUT
79
71
150
  Anne van Dam
CUT
77
79
156
  Mi Hyang Lee
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