Women’s Australian Open report: What happened at Grange Golf Club?

Nelly Korda once again proved why she is one of golf’s finest up-and-coming talents as she won the Australian Open in impressive style.

Korda lead by three shots after 54 holes and showed real class to keep her cool throughout the final 18.

Despite opening up a six-shot lead with a stunning putt on the 11th, she needed to stay focused thanks to a late charge from South Korea’s Jin Young Ko.

And, it was her putting that was on-point throughout…

Her outstanding back-nine on Saturday set he up perfectly to continue in the same vein of brilliant scoring on the final day, and the Women’s Australian Open Twitter account had some fun with it…

It’s been well documented that the Nelly and her older Sister Jessica come from an elite sporting background and with this victory, she becomes the fourth member of her family to win a sporting event in the country.

Sister Jessica won this event in 2012, while dad Petr, a tennis grand slam champion, won the Australian Open in 1998 and brother Sebastian, also a tennis starlet, won the junior version of the same event.

And indeed, Lady Golfer recently spoke to the Korda sisters about their sporting family, winning events and more. And look who is holding the trophy this week…



Women’s Australian Open report: The talking points

We’ve heard a lot from Meg MacLaren recently after airing her views on the gender equality issues in golf, but today she’s in the headlines for a different reason.

It was all smiles as her ball found its way into the cup for a hole-inione at the par-3 8th.

And during Saturday’s 3rd round, Bronte Law was lining up a putt on the 8th green, only for this to happen…

Law took it all in good spirits and clearly has the ability to see the funny side of such moments, as did a few of her fellow professionals…

Speaking to the LPGA, she did offer an insight into what exactly went wrong…

As of yet, no video footage has emerged of the incident, but we’re sure we speak for all of when we say we’d love to see it!

Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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