KAWAGOE, Japan – After a brief suspension of play in the final round as a consequence of a extreme storm, U.S. golfer Nelly Korda won gold in the females’s golf competition.
Korda, 23, finished with a 2-below-par 69, dropping her to 17 below for the tournament. After settling for a double bogey on the par-3 Seventh, Korda rebounded with three consecutive birdies. She stalled on holes 14 thru 17, making par on every, and Japan’s Mone Inami birdied the 17th to employ a share of the lead.
On the final gap, Inami bogeyed and Korda finished with par, which was sufficient to claim gold in her first Olympics. Korda finished one shot earlier than Inami and Lydia Ko, who had been headed to a playoff. In the playoff on the 18th, Inami made par and Ko bogeyed, earning them silver and bronze, respectively.
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With Korda’s victory, the U.S. completes a sweep in the Olympic golf competition. One week ago, Xander Schauffele won the men’s golf tournament, finishing 18 below thru four rounds.
Korda began the day with a 3-shot lead at 15 below. She has six wins on the LPGA. In 2021 by myself, she won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, the Meijer LPGA Classic and the KPMG Girls folk’s PGA Championship. She began her pro profession in 2016 on the Symetra Tour.