Korda wins Australian Open title

Nelly Korda of the United States jumps over her trophy as she celebrates her win in the Women's Australian Open golf tournament in Adelaide, Australia Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AAP Image/David Mariuz)

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Nelly Korda added to her family's impressive sports pedigree Down Under with a win Sunday in the Women's Australian Open.

Korda led by three strokes after the third round, increased it to four with a tap-in birdie on the 10th and added a 25-foot birdie on the 11th to make it a lead of five.

She had a third consecutive birdie on the 12th to help claim a two-stroke victory with a 5-under 67 at The Grange Golf Club, finishing with a 17-under total of 271. Defending champion Jin Young Ko was second after a 64.


Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Nelly Korda $302,336
2 Eun-Hee Ji $180,000
3 Celine Boutier $178,187
4 Mirim Lee $171,777
5 Jin Young Ko $121,275
6 Sarah Kemp $100,693
7 Haru Nomura $99,609
8 Moriya Jutanugarn $91,646
9 Wei-Ling Hsu $87,977
10 Charlotte Thomas $82,102
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