Nelly Korda hits from the second tee during the final...

Nelly Korda hits from the second tee during the final round of the Cognizant Founders Cup, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in West Caldwell, N.J.  Credit: AP/Noah K. Murray

World No. 1 Nelly Korda has the individual competition lead after two rounds of the Aramco Team Series event at the Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury.

On Friday, Korda shot a 6-under-par 66 for a two-round total of 135, giving her a one-stroke lead over fellow American Alison Lee in the Ladies European Tour event, the first one ever held in the U.S.

"The event, I like it. It kind of keeps it easy-going out there," Korda said. "You are playing not just for yourself but for your team, which is cool. I actually enjoyed it a lot. You get to kind of bond with [your team]."

In team play, Bronte Law’s foursome of fellow pros Kelsey MacDonald, Amy Boulden and amateur Jordan Ziegler have the lead with a two-round total of 257, 31 strokes under par.

Ziegler, the president of the Glen Oaks Club, contributed five shots on Friday, the same as he did in the opening round on Thursday. Two scores per hole per group count with the amateur’s handicap coming into play.

In second place was the team captained by Lee-Anne Pace which included pros Christine Wolf and Karoline Lund with amateur Michael Muenchow. They are at 30 strokes under.

The team captained by Nelly Korda’s sister Jessica is tied for third at 29 under.

In the individual competition, Americans Danielle Kang (69) and Lindsay Weaver (66) are tied for third with Pia Babnik (69) of Slovenia, two shots back of Korda.

The tournament concludes Saturday.

Spectators are admitted free and must register online at https://aramcoteamseries.com/en-us/ to get tickets.

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