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Korda gives caddie boot midway through round

AP, SOUTHAMPTON, New York

Jessica Korda fired her caddie midway through the third round of the US Women’s Open.

The 20-year-old American replaced Jason Gilroyed with her boyfriend, Johnny DelPrete, after the ninth hole on Saturday. Korda says she and Gilroyed had several disagreements and she was not in the right frame of mind.

She says she needed to just start having fun, and the switch seemed to work: After shooting five over on the front nine, Korda was one under the rest of the way. She finished with a 76 and was tied for sixth at one over, 11 strokes behind leader Inbee Park.

DelPrete is a professional golfer, but had never caddied for Korda before. He was due to be back on the bag for yesterday’s final round.

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