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Nelly Korda closes the gap, Céline Boutier gains two places

Thanks to a series of 5 birdies in 7 holes, the world number 2 Nelly Korda (photo) closed the gap on the Canadian Brooke M. Henderson on Saturday in Orlando. The French Céline Boutier has signed her best card of the week but remains at a distance in the second half of the classification.

Who will lift the first trophy of the year at the end of the 4th round on Sunday? The game between Nelly Korda, Nasa Hataoka et Brooke M. Henderson the three players best placed to win the inaugural tournament of the LPGA season, promises to be tight despite the 3 strokes ahead that the Canadian still has, in the lead since the first round on Thursday.

Relatively discreet for nearly half of her third lap, which she started with a bogey, Nelly Korda finally found the right fuel to reduce the gap to her rival a little.

Her series of 5 birdies from the 9th to the 15th enabled her to get back to within 3 lengths of the winner of the Evian Championship last July.

Boutier’s eagle

Pour Celine Boutierpassed from the top 10 on Thursday to the second half of the ranking on Friday, the day of Saturday, will have been marked by a beautiful successful eagle on the par 4 hole 14 of the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club where the French number 1 returned her shot. iron.

A feat that allows him to return a card of 70, his best of the week, and to gain two places in the standings.

On the eve of the last round, Boutier is in 18th position, 12 shots from the lead and but just 4 shots from the players ranked in the top 10.

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