Nelly Korda WHIFFS bunker shot on her final hole at Evian Championship

Ladies World No.1 Korda off to slow start on day one...

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Thu, 22 Jul 2021

Nelly Korda WHIFFS bunker shot on her final hole at Evian Championship

Ladies World No.1 Nelly Korda got off to a tough start on day one at the Ammundi Evian Championship as she opened with a round of 3-over 74, which included a whiffed bunker shot on her final hole. 

Korda saw her ball rest up against the back of the bunker on the par-5 9th, her final hole of the day, and she unfortunately clipped the bank on her downswing contributing to an air shot. 

 

 

 

She then chose to come out sideways and it would lead to a bogey-six finish and round of 74, leaving her nine shots off the pace currently set by Yealimi Noh and Pajaree Anannarukarn on 6-under par as things stand. 

"You know, you can hit good shots and you get a really bad bounce and you’re just in an impossible position," said Korda, who won her maiden major title at the KPMG Women’s PGA last month. 

"You can hit a bad shot and it trickles up there and you sink it for birdie. So it’s more of just like a mental aspect and also just knowing where to miss."

In-form players Hyo Joo Kim and Ariya Jutanugarn got off to solid starts with rounds of 4-under 67, one shot ahead of Lydia Ko.