She will celebrate her 18th birthday on the Sunday of the HSBC Women’s Champions and is hoping for a coveted place on the leader board as the perfect birthday gift.
A Florida high school senior and daughter of former world-ranked, Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda of the Czech Republic, the teen played as an amateur at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament turning professional when she finished in second place.
A former Number One on the Amateur World Rankings, 2010 U.S. Curtis Cup team member and the runner-up in last year's U.S. Women's Amateur Championship she looks set to make a huge impact on the LPGA Tour.
Korda captured her maiden LPGA tour victory at the season’s opening event The ISPA Handa Women's Australian Open by winning a six-way sudden-death playoff on the second hole. She also managed another top 10 finish and made 16 cuts.