The consistency showcased by Jessica Korda through the 2021 LPGA Tour season up to now is the true deal and there’s no indicators she has any plans of taking her foot off the fuel.
Korda fired a bogey-free, 6-under par 65 within the second spherical of the HUGEL-Air Premia LA Open at Wilshire Nation Membership to set the 36-hole match scoring document of 13-under 129. It is usually the nineteenth time in 22 aggressive rounds this yr that Korda has shot even par or higher.
“With the ability to make lots of birdies helps,” stated Korda, who has recorded 14 birdies over 36 holes. “The final couple of occasions, I made lots of bogeys as effectively, which sort of killed my momentum slightly bit. That’s the solely factor we’re making an attempt to alter, play slightly bit smarter and get extra per my swing. It’s [about] simply making some putts and has been good. I can’t complain, actually.”
If the scoring isn’t convincing sufficient of her consistency, Korda has hit 119 of 144 greens in regulation going again to the third spherical of the ANA Inspiration. That features 33 greens at Wilshire, regardless of various sizes and shapes which, in keeping with Mel Reid, may be categorized as “both small and fats, or very lengthy and thin.”
“Even after I did miss, it wasn’t by a lot,” Korda stated. “The greens are fairly small, so typically it’s really higher to be slightly bit off the inexperienced or in a sure spot on the inexperienced than to [just] be on the inexperienced. That sort of factor is what we’re , particularly with among the pin placements.”
She’ll be the hunted heading into the ultimate two rounds in Los Angeles, however that received’t change the mindset or any goals in Korda’s sport.
“It’s golf,” stated Korda. “You by no means know what you’re going to get from sooner or later to a different. You may really feel nice sooner or later and never have an awesome day or really feel crappy and have a unbelievable day. You simply by no means know. It is sort of a field of sweets.
“Simply try to do the identical factor we’ve been,” she stated on what she plans for the ultimate two rounds. “Put together for the course and attempt to hit it in locations we all know are useful to us then try to do our greatest with that.”