Nelly Korda takes lead at Meijer LPGA Classic in dramatic fashion

BELMONT — The crowd roared Saturday afternoon after Nelly Korda landed a five-foot eagle putt that put her in the solo lead at the LPGA Meijer Classic for Simply Give.

You had to see it to believe it, an afternoon filled with drama and excitement. It was all smiles for the winner of last year’s tournament. Korda fed off the energy of the crowd all afternoon and seemed to thrive in the electric atmosphere as fans rallied behind her.

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As she lined up her last putt of the round, a mix of emotions ran through, but she had to block out the noise and emotion and let her intuition and skill take over.

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