Lee edged by Korda for maiden LPGA title

Nelly Korda's final round 68 was enough to secure the daughter of former Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda her first LPGA title in Taiwan.

28-Oct-2018 By Australian Associated Press
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A sizzling final-round 66 wasn't quite enough for Minjee Lee to claim her second LPGA tournament win of the year, the Australian finishing two shots shy of Nelly Korda at the Swinging Skirts Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

American Korda shot a flawless four-under-par 68 in the final round to win her maiden LPGA title. She is the younger sister of Jessica Korda, who has won five titles on the tour

The 20-year-old daughter of former Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda shared the overnight lead with local hope Wei-Ling Hsu but two birdies and an eagle were enough to win her the title on 13-under 275 for the tournament.

Lee was in fine touch as she reeled off six birdies in her bogey-free round of 66 including back-to-back efforts on 17 and 18.

The world No.5 finished at 11-under at the Ta Shee Golf and Country Club and enjoyed the day's best round.

She was left to regret her one-over start on Thursday which left her five shots off the early pace of England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff who ultimately faded to finish in a share of 12th at three-under.

American Ryann O'Toole was third at ten-under.

World No.9 Shanshan Feng and compatriot rookie Yu Liu withdrew before the tournament after being told they should not play by someone "high up" in China, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.


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