Nelly Korda outplays sister, shares lead

(AP Photo/Stan Badz)

OCALA, Fla. (AP) Nelly Korda didn't miss a beat four days after her first LPGA Tour title on U.S. soil, outplaying her sister and the world's No. 1 player for a 5-under 67 to share the lead at the Drive On Championship.

Former NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho managed a 67 despite playing most of the back nine with a migraine that blurs her vision. Austin Ernst also had a 67 at Golden Ocala.

The third-ranked Korda was part of a featured group that played early before the cool morning yielded to warm sunshine. She played alongside her older sister, Jessica, who had a 69; and Jin Young Ko, the No. 1 player in women's golf who had a 75.

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Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Nelly Korda $409,051
2 Lexi Thompson $202,580
3 Jessica Korda $194,042
4 Lydia Ko $158,959
5 Danielle Kang $150,326
6 Jin Young Ko $103,399
7 Sarah Kemp $75,659
8 Patty Tavatanakit $75,659
9 Sophia Popov $72,329
10 Angela Stanford $67,981
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