Jessica Korda won the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic at Ocean Club Golf Course, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
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Jessica made a dramatic up-and-down on the 18th hole for birdie to defeat Rolex Rankings No. 3 Stacy Lewis by a stroke. Her final round -7 under par 66 giving her a winning total of -19 under par, and her second Tour victory. Her second shot flew over the green on the par 5 18th hole, and rested up against the grandstands. Jessica took relief from the stand and proceeded to putt the ball, while officials and volunteers held up cable, to within six feet. As her birdie putt dropped in to move her to -19 under-par, Jessica raised her hands in the air and was doused with Pure Silk shaving cream to celebrate her second career LPGA Tour victory.
Jessica was delighted with her second win and joked about the cables;
“It’s unbelievable, I don’t know, maybe I pay attention more to detail, and I’m more relaxed out here. I don’t know, but whatever it is I need to figure it out and do it more often. It was like double‑dutch, I was jumping over wires with people holding onto them. It was really funny. I smell really good. It smells really good. I recommend everybody to go and get some Pure Silk shaving cream, the raspberry flavor.”
Stacy finished in second place at -18 under par and was very frustrated at missing her birdie attempt on 18, and also mentioned how well she played early on;
“It’s very frustrating, the eighteenth hole has gotten me the last couple tournaments. I’ve had so many chances to win. It’s very frustrating, but to finish second a lot of weeks in a row, you’re not doing anything really wrong. That’s what I’m taking out of it is I’m doing a lot of stuff right. There’s more events and there’s bigger tournaments this summer, so I’m just going to take this momentum from here.”
” Well, early it was, I mean, overall it’s probably one of the best ball‑striking days I’ve ever had. Whatever number I needed to hit, I hit it. I almost holed out on the first hole, hit it in there eight feet on the second hole. I left two putts short right in the center and short in those first eight holes, or I could have been 8 under through 8. But I hit good putts, they just didn’t cooperate. They seemed to lip out or kind of bobble at the end, but I kept hitting good shots and kept giving myself chances. That’s really all you can do.”
Four ladies tied for fourth spot, at -16 under par, they were; Pornanong Phatlum, Paula Creamer, Lizette Salas and Na Yeon Choi.
Lydia Ko ended her tournament with -5 under par 68 last round for a top ten finish at -15 under par. It could have been better but for some poor putting;
“I got frustrated out there this week because I hit the ball so well, I missed a lot of putts.”