Aditi finished at T20; Nelly Korda wins Swinging Skirts

Nelly Korda wins her first LPGA title with two shot lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. Aditi Ashok shot 71.

Aditi Ashok during the first round of the Evian Championship - LET Image

Oct 28, 2018: Nelly Korda shot a 4-under 68 to win the Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA tour title. India’s Aditi Ashok finished at T20 with one-under-par 70 in the final round.

Korda — the younger sister of Jessica Korda, who has won five titles on the LPGA tour — had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole and added two more birdies at the Ta Shee Golf and Country Club to finish at 13-under 275. She was two strokes ahead of Minjee Lee, who shot a bogey-free 66.

“Truthfully, I cannot put it into words,” Korda said. “It still hasn’t hit. It’s definitely one of the best days of my entire life. I can finally check that off of my list, winning an LPGA event, something that I dreamed of ever since I started playing.”

Korda got her first birdie of the day on the par-4 No. 4 before the eagle on the sixth hole.

“I was hitting it really well on the front nine,” Korda said. “I mean, I played really solid. No. 4 is definitely probably one of the hardest holes on this golf course because you have such a long approach into the green.”

Ryann O’Toole carded seven birdies — including four of the last five holes — against a pair of bogeys for a 67 and sole possession of third place at 10-under 278.

“I just put myself in position and made putts,” O’Toole said. “I bogeyed the first hole and I think the best thing I could have done was stay in the moment after that.”

Carlota Ciganda offset two bogeys with five birdies for a 69 that left her tied for fourth with Megan Khang (71).

Local favorite Wei-Ling Hsu, who held a share of the lead with Korda after the third round, had five bogeys and closed with a 74 to finish tied for sixth with Lydia Ko (72).


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