Nelly Korda Wins Maiden LPGA Title in Taiwan

Wesley Bryan, one half of the trick shot duo known as the Bryan Bros (along with brother George), will be making his PGA Tour debut this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Nelly Korda shot a bogey-free 68 to claim her first career victory at the 2018 Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship.

The 20-year old American star signed for a final-round card comprised of 15 pars, two birdies, and one eagle en route to a 72-hole score of 13 under, two strokes ahead of Australia’s Minjee Lee (66) who finished solo second at 11 under.

“Truthfully, I cannot put it into words. It still hasn’t hit,” said Korda, who hit 13 of 14 fairways on both Saturday and Sunday.

“It’s definitely one of the best days of my entire life. I can finally check that off of my list, winning an LPGA event, something that I dreamed of ever since I started playing.”

American Ryann O’Toole (67) matched her career-best finish taking solo third-place honors at 10-under par. Spain’s Carlota Ciganda (69) and a third American, Megan Khang (70), rounded out the top five at 8-under par.

With the win, Korda earned $330,000, giving her $821,606 on the season, and over $1 million for her career ($1,263,674).

Final Round: The Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par-(Today)
1. Nelly Korda -13 (-4)
2. Minjee Lee -11 (-6)
3. Ryann O’Toole -10 (-5)
4. Carlota Ciganda -8 (-3)
4. Megan Khang -8 (-1)

Top-5 Check Cashers

1. Nelly Korda – $330,000
2. Minjee Lee – $203,675
3. Ryann O’Toole – $147,752
4. Carlota Ciganda – $103,147
4. Megan Khang – $103,147

Nelly Korda’s Winning Stats

Driving: 263.9 yards (2nd)
Fairways: 47/56, 83.9% (T16)
Greens: 59/72, 79.2% (2nd)
Putts/GIR: 1.75, 100 putts (10th)
Scores: 2 Eagles, 14 Birdies, 51 Pars, 5 Bogeys

Video: Final-Round Highlights


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