Nelly Korda Makes Big Leap With 66 in Pursuit of Sixth Straight LPGA Win

The 25-year-old surged up the leaderboard at the Cognizant Founders Cup on Friday.
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Nelly Korda surged up the leaderboard Friday at the Cognizant Founders Cup.

Korda, who is on a quest to win a historic sixth consecutive LPGA tournament, shot a six-under-par 66 on Friday in the second round at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, N.J.

That followed up Korda's three-under 69 to open the tournament Thursday. She began her second round Friday in 18th place, but by the time her birdie putt rolled in on the 18th hole, she stood in third place at nine under.

Korda posted four birdies on the front nine and two birdies on the back nine.

Swedish golfer Madelene Sagström and American Rose Zhang sit four strokes ahead of Korda, tied for first place at 13 under entering the final two rounds.

If Korda can storm back this weekend and secure the Cognizant Founders Cup title, she would become the first LPGA player to win six consecutive events. The 25-year-old is currently tied for the longest streak (five events) with Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sörenstam (2004-05).


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