With her fifth straight victory on Sunday, world number one Nelly Korda equaled an LPGA record and won the Chevron Championship, her second major championship and 13th career tour title.

Korda’s season win run reached five championships in five starts with her two-stroke victory over Maja Stark of Sweden. This accomplishment tied the LPGA record achieved by Nancy Lopez of the United States in 1978 and Annika Sorenstam of Sweden in 2004–05.

After 72 holes at Carlton Woods in the Houston suburbs, the 25-year-old American shot a final round three-under par 69 to end on 13-under 275 and win the $1.2 million top prize in the first women’s major of the season.

After finishing with 69, Stark finished second on 277. American Lauren Coughlin and Canadian Brooke Henderson shared third place on 278. Ryu Hae-ran, a South Korean, finished fifth on 279 after closing with 74.

The daughter of former Czech tennis player Petr Korda, Korda won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics and the 2021 Women’s PGA Championship, her only previous major victory.

Korda also won the LPGA Match Play earlier this month, the Seri Pak and Ford titles last month, and the Drive On Championship in January this year.

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