U.S. golfer Nelly Korda won the Chevron Championship on Sunday to match an LPGA Tour record with her fifth consecutive victory, while Japan's Minami Katsu notched a top-10 finish with a tie for ninth.

The top-ranked 25-year-old claimed her second major title as a 3-under 69 in the final round left her with a 13-under 275 total, two shots clear of Sweden's Maja Stark at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

Nelly Korda of the United States pumps her fist after completing her final round with a birdie at the Chevron Championship in The Woodlands, Texas, on April 21, 2024. (Kyodo)

Korda joins Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2004-05) as the only players to win five tournaments in a row.

She had five birdies and two bogeys after starting the final round one stroke off the pace.

"I can finally breathe," said Korda, whose father is 1998 Australian Open tennis champion Petr Korda, older sister Jessica a six-time winner on the same golf tour and younger brother Sebastian a pro tennis player.

"I was really nervous on that back nine. I really, really wanted this win and it feels amazing to get it," she said. "I heard some outside voices from other people saying that they don't know if I'll ever be able to win another major again, and I stuck to working extremely hard on and off the golf course."

American compatriot Lauren Coughlin and Canada's Brooke Henderson shared third place at 10 under.

Katsu was the highest Japanese finisher in the first major of the LPGA season after a 74 left her at 5 under. Nasa Hataoka was two more strokes back in a tie for 13th after a 75.

"My shots were pretty rough in the final round," Katsu said. "I hit many of my shots to the right. That's something I have to reflect on, but I'm glad to have made the top 10."

Minami Katsu of Japan plays a shot during the final round of the Chevron Championship in The Woodlands, Texas, on April 21, 2024. (Kyodo)

Related coverage:

Golf: Scheffler wins 2nd Masters title, Matsuyama falls to 38th

Baseball: Ohtani passes Matsui for most MLB homers by Japanese player

Figure skating: Yuzuru Hanyu still pursuing excellence in new forms