Jessica Korda cruises to victory in the Airbus LPGA Classic on the RTJ Golf Trail, The Crossings Course.
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Jessica shot a final round -7 under par 65 , converting a breaking 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th for a winning total of -20 under par. She loves the course and it showed;
“It just sets up great for my game, I can be aggressive, I can read the greens. My confidence just was rising every single day. I just love it here. I love Alabama, I love this golf course, and hopefully we’ll have this tournament for a very, very long time.”
“Yesterday was a little frustrating because I was always around the hole and same thing actually on the front nine, watching Michelle make putt after putt after putt and mine were just kind of missing. I was like, OK, it’s time to drop now. Then they started dropping on the back nine. It was a really relaxed day, so I really enjoyed the walk.”
“Charley was making birdies, Michelle was making birdies and everybody behind us was making birdies, so I knew I had to keep making birdies. “That last putt broke really hard,” I probably played it about a yard out and I was just trying to get it down there close and it went in. I have not played well since I won in the Bahamas but I’ve been working hard and it finally paid off here.”
Anna Nordqvist finished in second place, a -3 under par 69, giving her a -19 under par total.
Catriona Mathew, Michelle Wie and Charley Hull all finished tied in third spot at -18 under par. Michelle felt old playing alongside Charley and Jessica in the last round;
“I love playing with Korda, it’s also really great playing with Charley as well, too. You feel old but it was a lot of fun.”
“I knew I needed a low score, I got hot starting on and just didn’t quite get it together on the back nine, but still I shot five under today and there’s really nothing I can do. I’m just really happy for Korda. I had a lot of fun playing with her and I knew I needed a low number and I just didn’t hit it low enough.”