Nelly Korda celebrates after winning the Chevron Championship. GETTY IMAGES

Nelly Korda matched an LPGA record with her fifth consecutive victory on Sunday, winning the Chevron Championship for her second major crown and 13th career tour title.

Korda's two-stroke triumph over Sweden's Maja Stark saw her equal the five-tournament win streaks of American Nancy Lopez in 1978 and Sweden's Annika Sorenstam from 2004-05. “It’s everything I’ve always wanted since I was a little girl — to lift that major trophy.” she told reporters after her latest success.

The world number one withstood nerves on the closing holes to finish on 13-under (275) at Carlton Woods in suburban Houston. That earned her the first women's major of the season and a $1.2 million (1.13 million euros) top prize.

Stark also shot a final-round 69 to finish on 11-under with American Lauren Coughlin and Canada's Brooke Henderson sharing third on 10-under. South Korea's Ryu Hae-ran was a shot further back in fifth.

Korda, 25, admitted that the back nine "felt like the longest back nine of my entire life". She added, "I can finally breathe now. It was a little bit of a grind on the back nine but happy to get the win."

Korda, the daughter of former Czech tennis star Petr Korda, won her only previous major crown at the 2021 Women's PGA Championship while also capturing a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics — the first American woman since Margaret Abott in 1900 to win an Olympic golf title.

This year, Korda also won January's Drive On Championship, last month's Seri Pak and Ford Championships, and the LPGA Match Play earlier this month.