Olympics-Golf-Korda fires up with hot 62 to take four-shot lead

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KAWAGOE, Japan (Reuters) -Nelly Korda ignited the Olympic golf with a second round 62 in sapping heat on Thursday to put the United States top of the leaderboard by four strokes as a storm forecast threatened to cut the tournament short. With the temperature topping 30 degrees Celsius (86F), world number one Korda caught fire at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, flirting with the magical 59 after nine birdies and an eagle heading up the 18th. She needed one more birdie to join Annika Sorenstam in the record books on 59, 20 years after the Swedish great's groundbreaking day in Phoenix, Arizona, but she stumbled with a double-bogey six to finish on nine-under-par.

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