Nelly Korda of the USA won the Women’s Australian Open at The Grange Golf Club with a final round -5 under 67 for a -17 under par total, a two shot winning margin.
Nelly joins the family club in winning a sporting event in Australia.
Nelly’s father Petr was an Australian Open men’s tennis champion, her golfing sister Jessica won the Australian Open seven years ago, and her tennis-playing brother Sebastian won the Australian Open boys’ singles title last year;
“Now that we all have a win down here, it’s going to be really special, obviously there was pressure but I think I finally carved my own way.”
“I’m just happy to finally be a part of the club.”
“There’s maybe something in the air here. We love coming down under and we really enjoy our time here.”
“I just got off the phone with my dad and he’s like ‘well, congratulations, you’re part of the Korda Slam now’.”
Jin Young Ko, South Korea was second at -15 under par, with a magnificent bogey free last round -8 under par 64.
Wei-Ling Hsu, Taipei, finished in third place following her final round -4 under par 68, giving her a -12 under total.