6 Big Names Who Missed The Cut At The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – Nelly Korda Fails To Make Weekend After Second Round 81

By | June 22, 2024

6 Big Names Who Missed The Cut At The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – Nelly Korda Fails To Make Weekend After Second Round 81

The World No.1 missed a third consecutive cut, as Korda fired a nine-over-par round of 81 to miss the weekend by one at Sahalee Country Club

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is set up to be a thriller, with a compact leaderboard at Sahalee Country Club seeing American, Sarah Schmelzel, leading at six-under-par and by two from the likes of Jin Young Ko and Lexi Thompson.

Schmezel is yet to win on the LPGA Tour but, after rounds of 71 and 67, the 30-year-old is in a great spot heading into the weekend, as she searches for a first professional scalp in her career.

As mentioned, Ko and first round leader, Thompson, are two back of the American, with Amy Yang and Hinako Shibuno also sitting at four-under-par alongside the duo. Amongst the chasing pack are the likes of Leona Maguire, Ally Ewing, Madelene Sagstrom and Celine Boutier.

Following the first round at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Korda sat just one shot back of leader, Thompson, but Korda struggled immensely on Friday. Carding six bogeys on her front nine, she then made further bogeys at the 11th and 14th, with a double at the 15th all but dropping her out of making the cut.

The nine-over 81 is her joint career-worst score and means she has now missed the cut in her last three starts. Speaking after, the World No.1 stated: “It’s just golf recently for me. No words for how I’m playing right now. I’m just going to go home and try to reset. I just feel like that’s been my last three events, just nothing is really…. A lot went my way at the beginning part of the year, and just giving it back.”

The three-time Major winner carded rounds of 73 and 77 to miss her fourth cut of 2024, with the Swede ruing a bogey, double bogey, par, double bogey run from the 14th to 17th to miss the weekend.

In 2024, Nordqvist is yet to have a top 10 finish on the LPGA Tour, with her last victory coming in July of 2022 at the Big Green Egg Open on the Ladies European Tour circuit.

Danielle Kang produced rounds of 78 and 74 to miss the cut by two in Washington, with the missed weekend her fifth in 2024. On Friday, it was always going to be tough for the American star to make the cut, but Kang did battle valiantly towards the end of her second round with late birdies not being enough for the 31-year-old.

The Solheim Cup hero hasn’t missed a cut since the Seri Pak Championship in mid-March but, at the Women’s PGA Championship, the Spaniard could only card rounds of 78 and 75 to miss the weekend in Washington.

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