Golf -teenager Jessica Korda wins Australian Open

12-02-2012

The Korda family once again boasted an Australian Open champion on Sunday after golfer Jessica won her maiden LPGA title in the same city where her tennis-playing father Petr claimed his only grand slam in 1998. The 18-year-old American, in just her second year on the elite women's tour, had started the day a shot ahead of the field but prevailed only after a six-way playoff at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Korda sank a birdie putt on the second playoff hole to see off the challenge of Americans Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis, South Koreans Hee Kyung-seo and So Yeon-ryu as well as Paraguay's Julieta Granada.