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Nelly Korda wins in Michigan for second victory of year

LPGA Tour Golf
Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 21, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Nelly Korda became the first two-time winner on the LPGA Tour this season, closing with a 5-under 67 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Meijer LPGA Classic.

The Gainbridge LPGA winner in February, Korda finished at 25-under 263 to break the tournament record at Blythefield Country Club. She shot a career-best 62 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round.

The 22-year-old American, ranked No. 4 in the world, won her fifth tour title. She rebounded after missing the cut two weeks ago in the U.S. Women’s Open. Leona Maguire of Ireland was second after a 66.