Meijer LPGA Classic R4

Nelly Korda wins second title of the season

Meijer Classic 2021 R4
June 17-20
Blythefield Country Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan
$2,300,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Nelly Korda fired a 5-under 67 on Sunday to capture her second win of the season and her fifth on the LPGA Tour. She is the first player to have multiple wins on Tour this season.


Meijer Classic 2021 R4

Her 25-under 263 total matched the tournament scoring record and set a new tournament record score to par.

“Actually really enjoyed today. Honestly, there have been times where, on Sundays, I really like haven’t enjoyed it, the stress kind of ate at me and I didn’t stay in the moment or enjoy playing on a Sunday in a final group. I enjoyed it today, and it was actually a really good battle between Leona [Maguire] and I. She definitely kept me on my toes.”


Meijer Classic 2021 R4

Maguire made three consecutive birdies from the 2nd while Korda bogeyed the fourth to join her in the lead at 20-under. Korda regained the advantage with a birdie at the 6th, but Maguire drew even again with a birdie at the 8th.

They made the turn at 21-under before Korda pulled ahead with back-to-back birdies at 10 and 11. Korda bogeyed the 12th then an eagle-birdie run at the 14th and 15th widened the gap to three strokes.


Meijer Classic 2021 R4

Maguire birdied the 16th while Korda bogeyed but a birdie at the 18th despite a challenging lie with her chip, including a foot in the greenside bunker, sealed the deal for Korda.

“If you told me at the U.S. Women’s Open [after I missed the cut] that I was going to shoot 25-under, I would be like, ‘Yeah, right,’” said Korda. “I did a good bit of work back home [in Florida last week]. My dad was at every practice, a little boot camp with my dad. He’s actually in Prague right now doing a little boot camp with my brother [Sebastian] before Wimbledon. So, he’s flying back and forth.

“I worked on the right stuff and didn’t really put too much pressure on myself this week, which I did at the U.S. Women’s Open. I guess that was the key. Maybe I should learn from that again.”


Meijer Classic 2021 R4

Korda moves to No. 1 in the Race to the CME Globe standing s ahead of the third major in the 2021 LPGA Tour campaign, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

“Competition is getting fiercer every year. You see Patty [Tavatanakit] won her first tournament, so the rookies out here are playing well. Leona is playing well,” said Korda. “I just think the girls are starting to dominate. You go into a week back in the day and think that 5-10 people could win. Now you look and anyone can take home the victory.”


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Meijer Classic 2021 R4

Maguire has now been runner-up twice this year following her performance at the LOTTE Championship in April.

“Nelly is one of the best players in the world and I went toe to toe with her pretty much all day,” said Maguire. “I knew it was going to be a battle. I knew I had a lot o f golf in front of me. I’m really proud of how I played all week. Hit some great golf shots when I needed to. Got off to a really nice start, which I have been doing, but then backed it up with three more solid rounds after that.”

In Gee Chun and Brittany Altomare tied for third at 21-under following rounds of 63 and 64, respectively. Rounding out the top – five was two-time major champion Anna Nordqvist (66).

Meijer Classic 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
Scores
Total
1
Nelly Korda
-25
68-66-62-67
263
2
Leona Maguire
-23
65-64-70-66
265
T3
In Gee Chun
-21
68-67-69-63
267
T3
Brittany Altomare
-21
68-66-69-64
267
5
Anna Nordqvist
-20
67-67-68-66
268
T6
Ally Ewing
-18
68-69-68-65
270
T6
Lauren Stephenson
-18
65-72-67-66
270
T6
Lizette Salas
-18
68-66-70-66
270
T6
Georgia Hall
-18
68-69-65-68
270
T10
Ariya Jutanugarn
-17
66-73-68-64
271
T10
Inbee Park
-17
68-68-68-67
271
T10
Moriya Jutanugarn
-17
68-67-69-67
271
T10
Jennifer Kupcho
-17
68-68-67-68
271
T10
Mina Harigae
-17
68-66-68-69
271
T15
Jenny Coleman
-16
71-69-67-65
272
T15
Xiyu Lin
-16
67-72-68-65
272
T15
Perrine Delacour
-16
71-64-70-67
272
T15
Charley Hull
-16
65-70-67-70
272
T15
Su Oh
-16
67-65-69-71
272
T20
Muni He
-15
70-71-65-67
273
T20
Amy Olson
-15
67-70-69-67
273
T20
Austin Ernst
-15
69-68-68-68
273
T20
Lexi Thompson
-15
68-68-68-69
273
T20
Sarah Schmelzel
-15
67-69-67-70
273
T25
Gaby Lopez
-14
68-70-69-67
274
T25
Gerina Piller
-14
70-71-65-68
274
T25
Marina Alex
-14
67-68-70-69
274
T25
Jessica Korda
-14
68-69-67-70
274
T29
Pajaree Anannarukarn
-13
67-69-74-65
275
T29
Nasa Hataoka
-13
65-72-71-67
275
T29
Stacy Lewis
-13
71-69-67-68
275
T29
Carlota Ciganda
-13
69-70-68-68
275
T29
Megan Khang
-13
68-71-68-68
275
T29
Katherine Kirk
-13
70-67-70-68
275
T29
Alison Lee
-13
67-74-65-69
275
T29
Min Lee
-13
66-71-69-69
275
T29
Ssu-Chia Cheng
-13
70-67-68-70
275
T29
Chella Choi
-13
67-68-69-71
275
T29
Lindy Duncan
-13
68-65-71-71
275
T29
Madelene Sagstrom
-13
68-67-65-75
275
T41
Cristie Kerr
-12
69-70-71-66
276
T41
Jiwon Jeon
-12
71-70-68-67
276
T41
Christina Kim
-12
68-70-71-67
276
T41
Elizabeth Szokol
-12
71-65-69-71
276
T45
Dana Finkelstein
-11
69-70-71-67
277
T45
Janie Jackson
-11
70-66-73-68
277
T45
Ruixin Liu
-11
71-68-69-69
277
T45
Gabriela Ruffels *
-11
67-72-69-69
277
T45
Hannah Green
-11
70-66-71-70
277
T45
Sophia Popov
-11
67-73-66-71
277
T45
Cheyenne Knight
-11
71-68-67-71
277
T45
Ashleigh Buhai
-11
69-68-69-71
277
T45
Giulia Molinaro
-11
68-68-69-72
277
T54
A Lim Kim
-10
72-69-69-68
278
T54
Albane Valenzuela
-10
70-70-70-68
278
T54
Jeongeun Lee
-10
69-71-67-71
278
T57
Jin Young Ko
-9
69-69-74-67
279
T57
Sarah Burnham
-9
68-71-72-68
279
T57
Azahara Munoz
-9
72-68-70-69
279
T57
Esther Henseleit
-9
68-72-67-72
279
T61
In Kyung Kim
-8
71-70-70-69
280
T61
Lydia Ko
-8
71-69-71-69
280
T61
Mo Martin
-8
73-68-69-70
280
T61
Caroline Masson
-8
69-70-71-70
280
T61
Esther Lee
-8
69-70-71-70
280
T66
Haeji Kang
-7
73-66-73-69
281
T66
Juli Inkster
-7
71-68-70-72
281
68
Cydney Clanton
-6
70-71-71-70
282
69
Jennifer Song
-5
71-70-70-72
283
T70
Valery Plata (a) *
-4
72-68-73-71
284
T70
Angel Yin
-4
72-68-67-77
284
72
Jeongeun Lee6
-2
73-66-77-70
286
Brooke M. Henderson
CUT
75-67
142
Kristen Gillman
CUT
73-69
142
Lindsey Weaver
CUT
73-69
142
Dani Holmqvist
CUT
72-70
142
Pornanong Phatlum
CUT
72-70
142
Linnea Strom
CUT
72-70
142
Jasmine Suwannapura
CUT
72-70
142
Min Seo Kwak
CUT
71-71
142
Maria Fernanda Torres
CUT
71-71
142
Brittany Lang
CUT
70-72
142
Brittany Lincicome
CUT
70-72
142
Wichanee Meechai
CUT
70-72
142
Alena Sharp
CUT
70-72
142
Mi Jung Hur
CUT
69-73
142
Paula Reto
CUT
76-67
143
Caroline Inglis
CUT
75-68
143
Mind Muangkhumsakul
CUT
70-73
143
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
CUT
69-74
143
Jaye Marie Green
CUT
76-68
144
Pernilla Lindberg
CUT
75-69
144
Louise Ridderstrom
CUT
75-69
144
Tiffany Joh
CUT
73-71
144
Stephanie Meadow
CUT
73-71
144
Haley Moore
CUT
73-71
144
Kyung Kim
CUT
72-72
144
Benyapa Niphatsophon
CUT
72-72
144
Sung Hyun Park
CUT
72-72
144
Pavarisa Yoktuan
CUT
72-72
144
Na Yeon Choi
CUT
70-74
144
Laura Davies
CUT
70-74
144
Clariss Guce #
CUT
70-74
144
Marissa Steen
CUT
70-74
144
Tiffany Chan
CUT
73-72
145
Bronte Law
CUT
73-72
145
Kris Tamulis *
CUT
72-73
145
Kelly Tan
CUT
72-73
145
Lauren Coughlin
CUT
71-74
145
Jing Yan
CUT
75-71
146
Ana Belac
CUT
74-72
146
Ryann O’Toole
CUT
74-72
146
Paula Creamer
CUT
73-73
146
Sarah Kemp
CUT
73-73
146
Jane Park
CUT
73-73
146
Sarah Jane Smith
CUT
73-73
146
Alana Uriell
CUT
73-73
146
Mirim Lee
CUT
72-74
146
Liz Nagel
CUT
72-74
146
Dottie Ardina
CUT
71-75
146
Lee Lopez
CUT
70-76
146
Klara Spilkova
CUT
70-76
146
Yealimi Noh
CUT
76-71
147
Mariah Stackhouse
CUT
73-74
147
Jaclyn Lee
CUT
72-75
147
Bianca Pagdanganan
CUT
70-77
147
Emma Talley
CUT
76-72
148
Brianna Do
CUT
74-74
148
Luna Sobron Galmes
CUT
74-74
148
Ayako Uehara
CUT
74-74
148
Jillian Hollis
CUT
73-75
148
Annie Park
CUT
73-75
148
Samantha Troyanovich #
CUT
70-78
148
Maia Schechter
CUT
78-71
149
Anne van Dam
CUT
76-73
149
Daniela Darquea
CUT
73-76
149
Maria Fassi
CUT
75-75
150
Jennifer Chang
CUT
70-80
150
Kristy McPherson
CUT
78-73
151
Yani Tseng
CUT
77-74
151
Andrea Lee
CUT
73-79
152
Aditi Ashok
CUT
77-76
153
Julieta Granada
CUT
75-79
154
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