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Kordas’ year: Nelly collects 3-shot win at Gainbridge LPGA

- – Todd Kelly

So far, 2021 has been the year of the Korda sisters on the LPGA. After Jessica Korda, the older of the two LPGA players, won the season-opening Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions last month, little sister Nelly followed on Sunday with a three-shot victory at the Gainbridge LPGA at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida.

Korda finished at 16 under after a final-round 3-under 69 for her fourth career LPGA title.

Korda took a one-shot lead on rookie Patty Tavatanaki­t into the final round. Birdies on Nos. 2, 5 and 6 moved Korda to 16 under and that’s where she sat for the remainder of the day. Tavatanaki­t couldn’t get anything going and slid down the leaderboar­d, tying for fifth at 10 under with a 74.

Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko were three back in second. – Julie Williams

PGA Tour: Branden Grace holed out for eagle on the par-4 17th and then making birdie from the sand on the par-5 18th to reach 19 under Sunday and win the Puerto Rico Open. Jhonattan Vegas made birdie on the par-5 18th to reach 18 under, briefly tying Grace for the lead and ultimately finishing second. – Adam Woodard

PGA Tour Champions: The last time Mike Weir and Kevin Sutherland each won, they did so in the state of Arizona. Sutherland’s win was three months ago at the Charles Schwab Cup Championsh­ip in Phoenix. Mike Weir hadn’t won since 2007. On Sunday, Sutherland rallied to win the Cologuard Classic at Omni Tucson National Resort. On the par-5 17th, he made a short birdie putt to take a one-shot lead. Both striped their drives on the 18th hole. Sutherland parred it to win at 15 under; Weir bogeyed the hole.

 ?? STAN BADZ/AP ?? Nelly Korda, left, celebrates with her sister Jennifer Sunday after winning the Gainbridge LPGA.
STAN BADZ/AP Nelly Korda, left, celebrates with her sister Jennifer Sunday after winning the Gainbridge LPGA.

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