The World No.14 eagled three of the four par-5s, and birdied the other on Thursday – but her card was not blemish-free as she dropped a shot at the 404-yard 8th.
However, it was more than enough to catapult her to the top of the leaderboard on day one of the Aramco Team Series, which features an individual 54-hole stroke play tournament taking place alongside a 36-hole team event.
“It was an awesome round. We had a great vibe in the group, so I was really relaxed,” Korda said. “It was probably the first round I’ve played in about three weeks that wasn’t, you know, 20-mile-an-hour so just to be able to settle into the golf course.
“Yeah, I’ve never made three eagles in a round, so I am definitely going to remember this one.”
Her nearest rivals – Belgium’s Manon De Roey and Slovenian Pia Babnik – both shot six-under 66s, while Korda’s sister, Olympic champion and World No.3 Nelly Korda, fired a 67.
Rising Australian star Steph Kyriacou was in joint 10th place after a three-under 69 but her compatriot Whitney Hillier had a disappointing day, firing a four-over 76.
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