Nelly Korda

After a poor third-round performance at the Cognizant Founders Cup, Nelly Korda’s chances of becoming the first player to win six straight LPGA Tour titles seem slim. The 25-year-old American golfer was four strokes behind after the second round and in a great position to extend her incredible winning streak.

But in her third round, Korda only managed a 73, one stroke over par.

Although it was by no means a poor score, leader Madelene Sagstrom shot an outstanding 66 to get to 19 under, 11 strokes ahead of Korda.

Moreover, Rose Zhang, who began the day tied for the lead, responded to Sweden’s Sagstrom with a 67.

Korda’s recent performance 

At the Chevron Championship last month, world number one Korda also held the record by Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam of having five consecutive tour titles. Korda was going for the record in Charlotte, but a sixth consecutive tour title would require her to pull off a major upset in her last round.

Her recent performance showed that she is tied with Kim Sei-young of South Korea and Gabriela Ruffels of Australia, who both scored third-round 67s. In addition, Mel Reid of England and Leona Maguire of Ireland are tied for 31st place after scoring three over 75 and one under 71, respectively.

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Source: BBC

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