In the Aramco Team Series competition in Sotogrande, Jessica Korda will enter the final round with a commanding six-shot lead.
With an opening round score of 61, Korda tied for the lowest score on the Ladies’ European Tour. She then added a second round of 68 to get to 15 under par, a performance that also helped her team win the 36-hole team competition by one shot.
With birdies at the 13th and 15th holes on the back nine, Korda increased her advantage over the overnight leader before recording her first missed shots of the tournament with back-to-back bogeys on her following two holes.
With Roussin in second place after combining six birdies with two bogeys on her way to a second-round 68, Korda set the clubhouse target with four birdies in a five-hole run starting at the second.
“I think we just really had a good vibe out there,” Korda said about winning the team contest. “We tried to keep it as light as possible. It was a lot harder today. The wind was definitely up, so it was a bit tough, but everyone played and contributed.”
While Ana Peláez Trivino of Spain is in the fourth position on seven under after shooting a round of 69 on day two at La Reserva, Nelly Korda, the younger sister, is seven off the lead in third after adding a 69 to her opening 67.
“I hit it really good,” Korda said. “I had a bunch of lip-outs and close calls on my putts, unfortunately, but that’s golf. Sometimes – most of the time they don’t go in – so I’m happy with three-under. I battled back after having an iffy front nine.”
Following a second consecutive 69, Linn Grant of Sweden and Manon De Roey of Belgium are tied for fifth place, with Alice Hewson of England leading the British interest in a tie for fifteenth going into the final day.