Nelly Korda fired a 5-under par 67 on Sunday at Blythefield Country Club to reach 25-under 263 and claim a two-shot victory at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give.
Korda finished her final day in Belmont, Michigan with an eagle, six birdies, and three bogeys to edge Leona Maguire (66) by two strokes.
“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,” said Korda, who is the first player with multiple wins on the LPGA this season. “I enjoyed it today, and it was actually a really good battle between Leona and I. She definitely kept me on my toes.”
She added: “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.’ 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.”
With the win, Korda moves to No. 1 in the Race to the CME Globe standings ahead of the third major in the 2021 LPGA Tour campaign, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
In Gee Chun (63) and Brittany Altomare (64) were T3 on 21 under. Two-time major champion Anna Nordqvist (66) was solo fifth on 20 under.
2021 Meijer LPGA Classic
Top-5 Leaders: Round 4
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4)
1. Nelly Korda -25 (-5)
2. Leona Maguire -23 (-6)
3. In Gee Chun -21 (-9)
4. Brittany Altomare -21 (-8)
5. Anna Nordqvist -20 (-6)
Material from the LPGA Tour Communications was used to compile this report.