Rolex Rankings No. 1 Nelly Korda earned her second point of the 2021 Solheim Cup with a hard-fought 1-up victory over Georgia Hall. But it was Hall with the early advantage, winning No. 1 with a par and going 2 up with a birdie at No. 4.
The fifth and sixth holes were the tide-turners for Korda, who pulled within one with a birdie at No. 5. She then leveled the match with a winning bogey at No. 6. “I think that kind of changed it all,” she said of that two-hole stretch.
From there, the match was all Korda. She went 1 up with a birdie at No. 8, her approach spinning back and careening off the hole for a near eagle, while a 10-foot birdie at 11 moved her to 2 up. Hall hung close, never letting Korda pull further ahead. The match ended on the 18th green when Korda nestled a masterful shot from the rear rough to tap-in distance.
“It was close all day. Honestly it was 1-up to 2-up, it was kind of back and forth, but happy to get it done,” said Korda. “I've touched every hole all week, so happy about that one.”