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USA's Nelly Korda Holds Four-Stroke Lead in Women's Golf After Round 2

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American golfer Nelly Korda was sensational in Round 2 of the women’s golf tournament, shooting 9-under par on the day as she is now in first place at 13-under halfway through the tournament. 

Korda came into the second round one stroke behind Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, but her round not just put her in front, but gave her a four-stroke lead on the competition. She shot nine birdies and an eagle in her second round. 

The 2021 Women’s PGA Champion was extremely close to shooting a 59 in the round, an incredible feat in the world of golf. She needed a birdie on 18 to hit the mark, but she tripped up on the final hole with a double bogey. 

Behind Korda, Denmark’s Nanna Koerstz Madsen and Emily Kristine Pedersen are in a tie for second with India’s Aditi Ashok, all at 9-under par. After a 3-under par outing, Sagstrom now sits in fourth at 8-under. 

The biggest highlight of the day, outside of Korda, was Morocco’s Maha Haddioui, who shot a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. 

Americans Jessica Korda and Danielle Kang are both tied for 11th, shooting 4-under par through 36 holes. 

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