Nelly Korda shoots 69 to share 3rd-round lead in Taiwan
October 27 at 5:38 AM
TAOYUAN CITY, Taiwan â" Nelly Korda shot a 3-under 69 to share the lead with Wei-Ling Hsu after three rounds of the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Saturday.
Playing in front of a home crowd, Hsu finished with an even-72 on Saturday after shooting 68 and 67 in the first two rounds.
Korda and Hsu have a total of 9-under 207 and both will be looking for their first LPGA titles in Sundayâs final round at the Ta Shee Golf and Country Club.
âI think Iâll definitely be a little nervous,â Korda said of Sundayâs round. âAnyone who is in contention on a Sunday will obviously feel those types of feelings. But Iâll also be excited and just happy to be in that position.â
Korda will be playing in the final round with Hsu, who she knows will be the crowd favorite.
âWei-Ling was playing right behind me (today), but you heard a couple roars,â she said. âI think itâs awesome to see how much they support womenâs golf out here and just how they support a home player is really great. Itâs really nice to see.â
Korda, the sister of fellow LPGA player Jessica Korda, dropped a shot on No. 13 but birdied two of the last five holes to move into a tie atop the leaderboard.
Five players are within two shots of the leaders: Jin Young Ko (69), Bronte Law (69), Megan Khang (70), Lydia Ko (72) and Jodi Ewart Shadoff (73).
âThereâs a lot of girls stacked up on the leaderboard,â Korda said. âSo you know, Iâm just going to be one of those girls thatâs fighting for it.â
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