Korda keeps it in the family to win LPGA Australian Open

Japan's Harukyo Nomura is pictured the final round of the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open at The Grange GC on February 17, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia.

Golfer Nelly Korda says she finally has equal bragging rights with her elite sporting family after winning the Women's Australian Open.

The Women's Australian Open tweeted before the final round began a photo collage of Petr, Jessica and Sebastian doing what they called the "Korda Kick" - actually a scissor kick - after winning each of their titles, and adding that they hoped they hadn't jinxed Nelly.

Her father Petr is an Australian Open tennis champion; her sister Jessica won the Australian Open golf tournament seven years ago; and brother Sebastian took the Australian Open boys' tennis title last year.

Nelly's sister, Jessica, then won the Australian Open golf in 2012, duplicating her father's celebration, as did brother Sebastian when he claimed the Australian Open tennis boys' title past year.

"I just got off the phone with my dad and he said, "Well, congratulations, you're part of the Korda Slam now". "I know everyone is going to try to catch up so I just need to hit as many fairways and greens as possible".

Korda remained wary of a chasing pack headed by Nomura at nine-under.

In carding a 17-under 271 and holding off South Korea's Ko Jin Young, Korda joined her father, sister and brother in being crowned an Open champion on Australian soil.

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A trio lurk at eight-under: England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Taiwan's Wei-Ling Hsu and South Korean Jeongeun Lee6 - the numeral an addition when she became the sixth golfer with that name on the Korean tour.

Australia's chances of producing a victor are remote.

Hannah Green in 9th place and six from the lead heads the Australians while Sarah Kemp is another shot back in 13th place.

"She was pretty much screaming congratulations, she was so happy for me".

"That's kind of what I was doing a few years ago, so I'm back there mentally, and want to keep doing that the rest of the year".

Then at the par-four 11 she nailed a long birdie putt from 10 metres to stretch the lead out to five shots, having started the day three ahead.

Five-time victor Karrie Webb managed a one-under 71 to be four-under, the same score as Australia's top-ranked golfer, world No.7 Minjee Lee.

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