Nelly Korda ties record to lead on Day 2 in Tokyo


Women's Golf at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Kasumigaseki GC:  4-7 August 2021

Day Two:  Nelly Korda's 62 round; leads by four 

From LPGA News, by AP:

Already with her first major title and the No. 1 ranking, Nelly Korda took a big step toward a gold medal Thursday with a 9-under 62 that tied an Olympic record and gave her a four-shot lead...

The 23-year-old American made it look easy, at least until she reached the final hole at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Her tee shot bounded through the sun-baked fairway into the rough, with a thick limb from a pine tree blocking her path to the flag... Read more

From NBC Olympics, by Bryan Mercer

A second day of extreme heat and the looming threat of a summer storm didn't deter the Olympic golfing field from filling out some impressive scorecards in Round 2 of the women's competition Thursday in Tokyo.

The reigning Women's PGA Champion and top-seeded Olympian Nelly Korda lived up to her World No. 1 ranking, going on a tear that included a nine-hole stretch at 8-under par. Her total after two rounds is 13-under par.

A part of Korda's impressive run included an eagle on the sixth hole, a feat matched by only a few other golfers in Round 2.  Read more

From Sky Sports:

The world No 1 pulled clear of the chasing pack with a stunning second-round 62 on another swelteringly hot day at Kasumigaseki Country Club, firing nine birdies and an eagle on her way to equalling the lowest round of her career.  Read more

From BBC Sport:

American Nelly Korda shot a superb nine-under 62 to take a four-stroke lead at the halfway mark in the women's Olympic golf in Tokyo.

The world number one made nine birdies and an eagle but missed the chance of a historic 59 with a double bogey on the 18th hole, to sit at 13 under overall.  Read more

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