Jessica Korda (-20) became the third two-time winner on the LPGA Tour this year when she won the 2014 Airbus LPGA Classic today by a stroke over Anna Nordqvist (-19). It was once again a stacked leaderboard at an LPGA event this year with an exciting fight to the finish, with eight players within four shots of Korda at the end.
Korda joins Nordqvist and Webb with two wins and said this win was a sweet one because she felt she hasn’t been playing up to her standards after Bahamas.
“I have not been playing well since I basically won in the Bahamas, and still trying to work on the same swing thoughts that Grant and I have been working on, so for it to finally pay off here is really nice,” Korda said.
In 2013, Korda came up one stroke short of eventual champion Jennifer Johnson (-21) but this year, the 20-under was enough for a victory.
“My confidence just was rising every single day.” Korda said. I just love it here. I love Alabama, I love this golf course, and hopefully we’ll have this tournament for a very, very long time.”
Her putts started dropping on the back nine with six birdies after she made the turn. It was just enough to hold off Nordqvist and Michelle Wie, Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew, all at 18-under, after what she deemed was a frustrating day yesterday.
"Yesterday was a little frustrating because I was always around the hole." Korda said. “Same thing actually on the front nine, watching Michelle make putt after putt after putt and mine were just kind of missing. I was like, okay, it’s time to drop now. Then they started dropping on the back nine (inaudible.) We had a great time out there."
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