Chevron Championship: Nelly Korda makes LPGA history with victory

Korda celebrated the victory by jumping into the water after her final round, which included five birdies and two bogeys [Getty Images]

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-13 N. Korda (USA); -11 M Stark (Switzerland); -10 L. Coughlin (USA), B. Henderson (Can); -9 HR Ryu (Kor)

Selected others: -1 L Woad (Eng), G Hall (Eng), C Hull (Eng); E S meadow (NI); +3 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng); +4 G Dryburgh (Sco)

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Nelly Korda tied an LPGA record by winning her fifth consecutive tournament and securing the first women's major of the year at the Chevron Championship.

The 25-year-old American started the final round one shot behind Ryu Hae-ran.

With a three-under 69 on a gusty day in Texas, she reached 13 under and won her second major by two shots.

Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2005) are the only other players to have won five consecutive LPGA events.

Korda, the world number one, also closed the match in style, with a birdie on the final hole, saying: “That back nine felt like the longest back nine of my entire life.”

“It was a little difficult on the back nine, but I’m happy with the win.”

“I definitely felt it on the back nine, just the nerves setting in. It's a major. It’s everything I ever wanted as a little girl, to win this big trophy.”

“Like I said, I can finally breathe and just enjoy the moment because I was definitely very nervous. I feel sick.”

A late lead from Sweden's Maja Stark helped her to a second-place finish at 11 under, while American Lauren Coughlin – who shot the day's best round of 4-under 68 – tied for third with Canada's Brooke Henderson at 10 under.

Ryu's round of 74 meant she finished fifth.

The English trio of Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Lottie Woad – who won the Augusta National Women's Amateur earlier this month – all finished with a share of 23rd place, one under.

Stephanie Meadow from Northern Ireland was one shot further back.