Nelly Korda’s hopes for a sixth straight victory were dashed when she dropped 11 strokes with a third-round 73.

Nelly Korda waits on the 10th tee during the third round of the Kuninant Founders Cup.

Nelly Korda’s historic bid for a sixth consecutive LPGA title fell short at the Signinant Founders Cup. The world No. 1-ranked 73-shot lead Saturday at Upper Montclair Country Club and heads into the final round 11 shots behind Sweden’s Madeline Sagstrom. The biggest 54-hole drawback ever overcome on tour was 10 strokes by three players, including Mickey Wright and Annika Sorenstam. Sagstrom, aiming for her second tour win, shot 6 under with no bogeys in the third round to reach 19 under, one stroke behind last year’s winner, former amateur prodigy Rose Chan (67), 20. Ta. He won his first tour title in New Jersey.

“It was terrible in every way,” Korda said of Saturday’s performance. “Everything was good yesterday and everything was bad today is just golf for you. Yeah, I made too many stupid, stupid mistakes. (Her competition) It was a shame because our opponent) was playing very well. So there’s just a big gap right now. ”

The 25-year-old Korda started with a back four after shooting a bogey-free 66 on Friday, but fell behind on a difficult front nine. The 13-time winner made four bogeys before turning in at 2 over par. Korda had only made four bogeys in her previous 84 holes, so it was an unusual performance for her on a five-game winning streak. Korda’s 73 is the first time in 22 rounds that he has broken his average score of 71.7 on Saturday, said Justin Ray, senior data analyst at KPMG Performance Insights LPGA. “Even though I’m away, in a way I’m still here,” Korda said. “I’m going to try it tomorrow and see what happens. There will be bad days, that’s what makes me human, and at the end of the day, I have things to work on right now too.

Korda is likely to follow in the footsteps of Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2004-2005), who won the candidacy. Lopez lost the 1978 Lady Keystone Open by 15 strokes, and Sorenstam lost the 2005 Michelob Ultra Open by 10 strokes. Sagstrom and Chan left the court during Saturday’s final pairing, effectively setting up a match between the two for their second career title. The two faced off twice in four-ball matches at last year’s Solheim Cup, with Sagström defeating Chan 1-0-1. Their putters are hot, which sets them apart from the pack as Zhang leads in total putts (79) and Sagstrom is third (82).

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