Volunteers of America Classic R2

Three-way tie for lead in Texas

December 03-06
Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas
$1,750,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4




After a markedly cold opening round, the temperature never rose above the 40s, Jessica Korda prepared for another but temperatures reached the high 50s on Friday.


“My immediate regret when I was on the front nine my kneecaps started to sweat and I didn’t have pants I could take off. What a beautiful day today was. I know it was really cold this morning, but way less wind than we could have imagined having, so spectacular day.”

Korda shot her second 2-under 69 playing the first twelve holes in 4-under before dropping a stroke on the 13th and parring the last five holes to tie for the lead at 4-under alongside Anna Nordqvist and Yealimi Noh.



“It was tough,” said Korda. “Front-nine pins, they were pretty gettable. Back-nine pins, it was just defense all day. It didn’t matter where I put myself. Honestly, I was trying to attack it at different angles. I’m happy with my ball-striking. Honestly, I don’t know what else I could have done.”

Nordqvist made four birdies and a single bogey on the final hole for a 68.

“I’m excited that I played really solid today and that it was a little bit warmer today than yesterday. But overall I felt like I played really solid. There were a lot of tough pin placements out there.”


Noh closed with a 66, the best round of the week making four consecutive birdies from the 17th to the second hole and a single bogey at the 11th.

“I feel really good about how I’m hitting it. Just hit a lot of greens today and made a couple up-and-downs.”



Lindsey Weaver, who recently moved to the area after visiting last year and falling in love with the Dallas community, shot a 68 and lies in second place.

“I’ve just been hitting the ball pretty well, just kind of trying to hang in there and attack when you can and kind of just play safe when you can’t really attack the pins because I mean this course is obviously playing very difficult,” said Weaver. “There’s so many runoffs and the greens are really quick and very grainy so they can be difficult to read. So it’s just about staying patient really.”

World number 1 Jin Young Ko is tied in fifth place at 2-under alongside Inbee Park, Madelene Sagstrom, Angela Stanford and Pornanong Phatlum.

Ko made five birdies and three bogeys for a 69.

“Yesterday was chilly and then a lot of wind, but today was just calm and sunny, so big difference,” Ko said. “I got maybe hybrid some holes, but today 8- or 7-irons, so it was easier.”



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Sagstrom closed with a 69 after finishing her round with an eagle holing out from 70 yards.

“I got a really good number on 18, and I was like, OK, I can be aggressive here,” said Sagstrom. “I hit a little bit past it and I was like, OK, spin back.′ And it started spinning back and my caddie, Jack, he was like, `Go in! Go in!. And it just disappeared.”

Overnight leader Charley Hull dropped into a tie for 14th after firing a 74 in a round that included three bogeys and a double bogey.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Jessica Korda
-4
69
69
138
T1
Yealimi Noh
-4
72
66
138
T1
Anna Nordqvist
-4
70
68
138
4
Lindsey Weaver
-3
71
68
139
T5
Jin Young Ko
-2
71
69
140
T5
Inbee Park
-2
72
68
140
T5
Pornanong Phatlum
-2
69
71
140
T5
Madelene Sagstrom
-2
71
69
140
T5
Angela Stanford
-2
71
69
140
T10
Nasa Hataoka
-1
72
69
141
T10
Brittany Lang
-1
70
71
141
T10
Linnea Strom
-1
71
70
141
T10
Kelly Tan
-1
73
68
141
T14
Hannah Green
E
75
67
142
T14
Charley Hull
E
68
74
142
T14
Jennifer Kupcho
E
69
73
142
T14
Sung Hyun Park
E
72
70
142
T18
In Gee Chun
1
73
70
143
T18
Mi Jung Hur
1
71
72
143
T18
Moriya Jutanugarn
1
73
70
143
T18
Yu Liu
1
73
70
143
T18
Su Oh
1
73
70
143
T18
Annie Park
1
72
71
143
T18
Morgan Pressel
1
73
70
143
T18
Patty Tavatanakit
1
76
67
143
T26
Austin Ernst
2
72
72
144
T26
Kristen Gillman
2
73
71
144
T26
Sarah Kemp
2
75
69
144
T26
Megan Khang
2
70
74
144
T26
Cheyenne Knight
2
71
73
144
T26
Sophia Popov
2
71
73
144
T26
So Yeon Ryu
2
72
72
144
T33
Cydney Clanton
3
74
71
145
T33
Perrine Delacour
3
74
71
145
T33
Minjee Lee
3
75
70
145
T33
Xiyu Lin
3
78
67
145
T33
Gerina Piller
3
70
75
145
T33
Jasmine Suwannapura
3
73
72
145
T39
Brittany Altomare
4
73
73
146
T39
Chella Choi
4
75
71
146
T39
Ally Ewing
4
70
76
146
T39
Jeongeun Lee6
4
73
73
146
T39
Stacy Lewis
4
75
71
146
T39
Leona Maguire
4
72
74
146
T45
Ashleigh Buhai
5
78
69
147
T45
Lindy Duncan
5
76
71
147
T45
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
5
72
75
147
T45
Andrea Lee
5
73
74
147
T45
Gaby Lopez
5
76
71
147
T45
Robynn Ree
5
75
72
147
T45
Mel Reid
5
73
74
147
T45
Sarah Schmelzel
5
76
71
147
T45
Emma Talley
5
74
73
147
T45
Alana Uriell
5
76
71
147
T45
Jing Yan
5
75
72
147
T56
Pajaree Anannarukarn
6
73
75
148
T56
Celine Boutier
6
79
69
148
T56
Tiffany Chan
6
72
76
148
T56
Jeong Eun Lee
6
74
74
148
T56
Ariya Jutanugarn
6
72
76
148
T56
Nanna Koerstz Madsen
6
81
67
148
T56
Stephanie Meadow
6
75
73
148
T56
Ryann O’Toole
6
74
74
148
T56
Lauren Stephenson
6
73
75
148
T65
Nicole Broch Larsen
7
72
77
149
T65
Jaye Marie Green
7
75
74
149
T65
Caroline Masson
7
78
71
149
T65
Haley Moore
7
73
76
149
T65
Amy Olson
7
74
75
149
T70
Jenny Coleman
8
79
71
150
T70
Katherine Kirk
8
74
76
150
T70
Pernilla Lindberg
8
75
75
150
T70
Bianca Pagdanganan
8
78
72
150
T70
Sarah Jane Smith
8
78
72
150
T70
Ayako Uehara
8
79
71
150
T70
Amy Yang
8
76
74
150
CUT
Sarah Burnham
9
75
76
151
CUT
Mind Muangkhumsakul
9
77
74
151
CUT
Elizabeth Szokol
9
74
77
151
CUT
Jillian Hollis
10
75
77
152
CUT
Eun-Hee Ji
10
77
75
152
CUT
Tiffany Joh
10
78
74
152
CUT
Bronte Law
10
76
76
152
CUT
Esther Lee
10
78
74
152
CUT
Hee Young Park
10
74
78
152
CUT
Maria Torres
10
80
72
152
CUT
Maria Fassi
11
80
73
153
CUT
Julieta Granada
11
78
75
153
CUT
Angel Yin
11
80
73
153
CUT
Jackie Stoelting
13
77
78
155
CUT
Mi Hyang Lee
14
81
75
156
CUT
Giulia Molinaro
15
80
77
157
CUT
Alexa Pano (a)
19
81
80
161
CUT
Brooke Morales
22
85
79
164
CUT
Tillie Claggett
28
83
87
170
WD
Cristie Kerr
1
72
72
WD
Mirim Lee
E
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