Nelly Continues Korda Family Success

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Imagine growing up in a family where victory is an expectation.

“Definitely helps because my parents have a lot of knowledge about professional sports. My whole family has been with me every step of the way guiding me.” Symetra Tour Pro Nelly Korda says.

Symetra Tour pro Nelly Korda’s parents each played pro tennis, with father Petr winning the 1998 Austrailian Open.

Older sister Jessica traveled Nelly’s path and is currently on the LPGA Tour.

“It definitely motivates me a lot having my sister on the LPGA and she’s definitely been my mentor. Every single step I’ve taken she’s there.” Korda says.

Nelly notched her first career in Sioux Falls this weekend. Precision putting helped Korda fire a final round five under par 66 to win the GreatLIFE Challenge.

“I’m speechless. I’ve been working a lot with my coach on my short game and I’m finally happy to see it pay off. Sadly my parents aren’t here so I can’t share it with them but I know they’re psyched and it’s been an amazing week and I couldn’t have thought of anything better.” Nelly says.

Korda is close to the top ten on the Symetra Tour’s money list and an automatic LPGA Tour Card, which could set up the ultimate sibling rivalry!

“I hope! All I can say is I hope!” Nelly says.

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