PHOENIX – Anna Nordqvist made a bold early charge in an attempt to win the JTBC Founders Cup Sunday but ultimately ran out of holes.
Nordqvist birdied seven of her first 10 holes on the way to shooting an 8-under-par 64, one off the course record at Wildfire Golf Club.
Teeing off almost two hours before the leaders, Nordqvist moved within a shot of the lead with a birdie at the 15th, but she then bogeyed the 17th. She was tied for second, a shot off the lead when she signed her scorecard with a 15-under 273 total.
“I've been working very hard this off season and that's what I did last year, too,” Nordqvist said. “I haven't really got my putting going until today, so I'm very pleased with that.”
It was Nordqvist’s first top 10 since tying for eighth in the season-opening Coates Golf Championship. She’s a four-time LPGA winner who won twice on tour last year.