Jessica and Nelly in third round; Inset 1- Nelly Korda with the Trophy; Inset 2 – Tvesa Malik. Pics: Tristan Jones/ LET
Sotogrande, Spain, Aug 21: A roller coaster of final round saw Tvesa Malik finish T-51 at the Aramco Team Series – Sotogrande. Tvesa, who had made the cut on the line, had four birdies against five bogeys in her round of 73.
She finished 4-over 220.
Tvesa was the only Indian in the field and she continues her schedule on the Ladies European Tour next week at Skafto Open in Sweden.
Meanwhile, World number three Nelly Korda fired an excellent final round of 67 (-5) to win the Individual title at the Aramco Team Series – Sotogrande by three shots.
The Major champion began the day seven shots behind the overnight leader, her sister Jessica Korda, and dropped a shot on the second hole.
But the Olympic champion soon found her feet rolling in three birdies on holes seven through nine and again on holes 12 through 14, before adding another on 16.
Despite making a bogey at the last, Korda sealed victory – her second on the LET – with a total score of 13-under-par at La Reserva Club de Sotogrande.
Three players finished in a share of second place with Jessica Korda, France’s Pauline Roussin and Spain’s Ana Peláez Trivino all on 10-under-par.
France’s Emma Grechi and Slovenia’s Pia Babnik finished in a tie for fifth at the end of day three on nine-under-par with USA’s Alison Lee, Dutch star Anne Van Dam, Belgium’s Manon De Roey and Sweden’s Linn Grant one shot further back.
South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace remains in seventh spot with England’s Meghan MacLaren just behind, while Spain’s Peláez moves up to ninth place and now has 1,096.46 points with Finland’s Tiia Koivisto rounding out the top 10.
In the 2022 Race to Costa del Sol, Sweden’s Maja Stark still leads the rankings with 3,037.64 points ahead of her compatriots Grant (2,533.91) and Johanna Gustavsson (1,802.63).
Late birdie helps Tvesa Malik make cut in Sotogrande; Jessica Korda leads
Tvesa Malik rallies to finish even par for first round in Spain