Posted: Monday 26th May 2014 at 2:11 am

Jessica Korda reels in Anna Nordqvist in Alabama

bc8dmg jessicakordahighs8l28eih3gpt01aepy3249j5kc Jessica Korda reels in Anna Nordqvist in Alabama


The American, 21, sewed up her second LPGA Tour title of 2014, after carding a final-round seven-under 65 at the RTJ Golf Trail in Mobile.

Korda pipped Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist – the overnight leader – by one stroke, finishing on 20-under overall.

Nordqvist shot a three-under 69 to continue her consistent week but was pipped at the post by a fast-finishing Korda.

Michelle Wie also produced a strong final round, hitting a five-under 67 to finish tied for third on 18 under – level with England’s Charley Hull and Scotland’s Catriona Matthew.

South Korea’s Jenny Shin (17 under) was outright sixth after a final-day 67, while American Lexi Thompson, England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff and South Korean Ji Eun-Hee were a stroke further back at 16 under.

Rounding out the top-10 were quartet Brittany Lincicome, Belen Mozo, Ryu So Yeon and Stacy Lewis.

Lewis – leader of the tour’s Race to the CME Globe, a season-long points based competition – could not capitalise on third place heading into the final 18 holes, ending her week with a one-under 71.

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