Jessica Korda put in a stunning display in the first round of the Aramco Team Series in Sotogrande, carding a round of 11-under-par to lead the way by five shots.
The American, a six-time winner on the LPGA Tour, made three stunning eagles in round one at La Reserva Club de Sotogrande on Thursday which is almost an unprecedented achievement.
Korda's round of 61 equalled the lowest ever score in the history of the Ladies European Tour and she unsurprisingly set the course record too. Korda also went low in the first round of the AIG Women's Open at the start of the month despite losing her clothes while travelling.
After the first round, she opened up a five-shot advantage over Manon De Roey and Pia Babnik. The second round is currently underway on the Costa del Sol.
"It was an awesome round. We had a great vibe in the group and so obviously, I was really relaxed. I have never made three eagles in a round, so I'm definitely going to remember this one," Korda said after her historic first round.
The 29-year-old eagled the 2nd hole, the 6th hole and the 16th hole. She made six other birdies and just one bogey denied her the lowest score ever shot on the European circuit.
The event in Sotogrande this week is the third of five fixtures on the Aramco Team Series. The team competition is played over 36 holes with teams made up of three professionals and one amateur.
In the team event, the best two scores count from each hole and there is a $500,000 prize fund up for grabs. The individual event is played over 54 holes and has the same prize fund.
Korda's team won the Aramco Team Series in 2021 by beating Sophia Popov's team at Glen Oaks Club in New York. Aramco is a Saudi Arabian Oil Company and the series is presented by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, the majority stakeholders of LIV Golf.