A dramatic late comeback from Nelly Korda enabled the American to beat Lydia Ko in a play-off and win the LPGA Drive On Championship in Florida.
Korda trailed Ko by three pictures with two holes to play at Bradenton Nation Clubbut eagled the seventeenth and birdied the final to hitch Ko on 11-under and drive a play-off.
Each gamers made par on the primary further gap earlier than Ko’s par putt on the second lipped out, leaving Korda to sink her six-foot putt for par to seal a ninth LPGA title.
“I truthfully thought the match was over going into 17 and I simply gave myself an opportunity,” mentioned Korda, who had gone into Sunday’s last spherical with a four-shot lead earlier than Ko had moved in entrance. “I knew if I rolled that eagle in, I needed to birdie the final gap. I appear to all the time make it very dramatic and fascinating and there’s no higher feeling than to do it entrance of a house crowd.”
Korda’s victory denied Ko her probability of gaining automated qualification for the LPGA Tour’s Corridor of Fame. The New Zealander wants only one extra victory to be invited to hitch that coveted group of gamers.