In the Winner's Circle with Jessica Korda

Jessica Korda
Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Jessica Korda reacts after sinking her birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Airbus LPGA Classic presented by JTBC at the Crossings Course at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Magnolia Grove on May 25, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama.

IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE with JESSICA KORDA
2014 Airbus LPGA Classic Presented by JTBC
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Mobile, AL.
May 25, 2014

Born: Bradenton, Fla.
Lives: Bradenton, Fla.
Birthdate: February 27, 1993 – currently 21 years, 2 months, and 28 days
Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished runner-up at the 2011 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament
Turned Professional: December, 2010

VICTORIES
LPGA:
Third career victory. Previous wins: 2012 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, 2014 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA
Classic

RACE TO CME GLOBE
- Earns 500 points with her win in Mobile to move up to 6th in the Race to CME Globe with 1,282 points

ROLEX RANKINGS
- Is projected to move from 26th to 16th in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings

MONEY
CAREER:
With the $195,000 first-place check, Jessica moves to 144th on the LPGA Career Money List with $1,470,616
SEASON: Jessica has earned $485,632 this season and is eighth on the 2014 LPGA Official Money List

TOURNAMENT SPECIFIC
- Previous best finish was second place during the 2013 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic last year

2014 IN A NUTSHELL
- 9 events played, 7 cuts made, $485,632
- Two top-10 finishes including a win at Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic

2013 RECAP
- 21 events, 21 cuts made, $593,389 (25)
- 6 top-10 finishes including a season-best tie for second at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic
- Competed on her first U.S. Solheim Cup Team and posted a 1-2-1 record

OF NOTE
- Earns 30 points toward the Rolex Player of the Year race and currently ranks first
- Joins Karrie Webb and Anna Nordqvist as two-time winners on the LPGA Tour in 2014
- Birdied six holes on the back nine during her final round to finish 20-under for her tournament total

 

Topics: In the winners circle, Korda, Jessica, Airbus LPGA Classic

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