On Saturday Nelly Korda Will Try to Make It Two Golds in Golf for the USA

WORLD NO. 1 NELLY KORDA will take a three-shot lead into Saturday’s final round of the Olympic Women’s Golf Competition in Tokyo. The U.S. star’s closest challenger is Aditi Ashok of India.

Korda shot a 9-under 62 in Thursday’s second round that included a double bogey on the final hole. She opened the competition with a 67 and had a 69 in round three to lead at 15 under for the tournament.

However, the 69 was a grind for the 23-year-old.

“Probably my fight,” Korda said about what made her happiest during her third trip around the Olympic course.

“I didn’t have a really good back nine. I was kind of spraying it all over the place. I had some testy par putts. But made all pars and I fought really hard to stay in it really, or ahead of it.”

Final-round information below.

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