Korda leads U.S women’s medal quest in Paris – Golf Australia Magazine – The Women’s Game

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Korda leads U.S women's medal quest in Paris - Golf Australia Magazine - The Women's Game

USA Golf announced on Tuesday that Korda, Lilia Vu and Rose Zhang will represent the Stars and Stripes.

Korda is the defending gold medallist from the Tokyo Games, while Vu and Zhang will make their Olympic debuts.

“I’m honoured to represent the United States once again on the Olympic stage this summer in Paris,” Korda said.

“Winning the gold medal in Tokyo was a dream come true and an incredible highlight to my career. 

“I’m looking forward to defending my gold medal and bringing home some more hardware for Team USA.”

Korda, Vu (World No. 2) and Zhang (No. 9) qualified for Team USA based on their standing in the Women’s World Golf Rankings at the close of the Olympic qualification period.

It ended with last weekend’s KPGA Women’s PGA Championship, where Vu finished second.

“These three women enter Olympic golf competition with a combined eight victories on the LPGA Tour this season and are poised to reach the podium in Paris,” USA Golf executive director Andy Levinson said.

The women’s competition is scheduled for August 7-10 at Le Golf National. A field of 60 players will participate in a 72-hole, stroke-play format.

The men’s competition runs from August 1-4, with World No.1 Scottie Scheffler, defending Olympic champion Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark and Collin Morikawa representing the USA squad.

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