The American drained three eagles en path to carding an 11-under 61, a brand new course file for La Reserva Membership.
Three birdies both aspect of the flip helped consolidate a landmark day for the 29-year-old, who carries a five-stroke lead into the second spherical of the person occasion.
“It was an superior spherical,” Korda advised reporters. “We had an ideal vibe within the group and so clearly, I used to be actually relaxed.
“I’ve by no means made three eagles in a spherical, so I am positively going to recollect this one!”
A bogey on the eighth gap marked the only real blemish on the world No. 14’s scorecard, denting her possibilities of capturing the primary ever sub-60 rating on the Tour.
“I nonetheless made a bogey and hit it into the hazard, so I would not say each side was working,” Korda stated.
“For the final month and alter, I feel I have not actually been changing any putts and the floodgates opened right this moment and hopefully they’ll proceed tomorrow and that is the fantastic thing about golf.”
Belgium’s Manon De Roey and Slovenia’s Pia Babnik lead the chasing pack after carding six-under 66’s.
Korda’s sister Nelly sits an extra stroke behind after capturing 67, with a double bogey on the par-five sixth gap cancelling out an eagle on the second. The world No. 3 shares fourth with France’s Pauline Roussin.
“I performed fairly good,” Korda stated. “It is my first time in Spain and it is blown me away, it is tremendous good.”
The 54-hole particular person occasion runs alongside a 36-team occasion, whereby a staff of 4 — together with one novice — compete, with the very best two rating per gap counting. Every occasion gives a prize pot of $500,000.
Now 10 months on in Sotogrande, she is well-placed to repeat the feat after her staff — comprised of Finland’s Noora Komulainen, Czech’s Tereza Melecka, and novice Malcolm Borwick — completed 19-under to steer by a stroke on the midway stage.
“We had a superb vibe within the staff, we saved it actually unfastened on the market,” Korda stated.
“I do know the women had been slightly bit nervous in the beginning, however I advised them there was nothing to be nervous about and to go on the market and have enjoyable and play some golf.
“We’re in Spain and there’s lovely climate, we’re fortunate to be right here.”
Roussin and De Roey’s groups path by a shot forward of Friday’s deciding spherical.