Korda On Brink of Rare Four-Peat on LPGA Tour as Vegas Match Play Begins

Nelly Korda survived and advanced, to use a parlance made popular by NCAA March Madness hoops. She finished 6th in the stroke play portion of the T-Mobile LPGA Match Play presented by MGM Rewards to move into the top 8 and match play. Now, she chases her fourth win in a row. –By Brian Hurlburt, founder, Las Vegas Golf Insider

“I am just trying to stay very much so in the moment,” Korda said prior to the event. “I feel like with sports and golf in general, you have so much time to think, so I think that staying in the moment is something that I try really hard to focus on. But obviously with that being said, I’m super proud of the events that I’ve played and the hard work that I’ve put in and the amount of work my team and I have put in to get those victories. At the end of the day, it’s tough when you win first two out of three events in a row where you kind of can’t kind of think about it too much. Can’t have it — you have to process what you’ve done but then you have to get ready for the next week.”

 

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A win Sunday would be the second-longest winning streak on the LPGA. Nancy Lopez in 1978 and Annika Sorenstam over the 2004 and 2005 seasons won five straight tournaments.

The top-ranked Korda, the sixth seed after three days of stroke play, will face third-seeded Angel Yin on Saturday morning.