South Korea’s Lee wins ANA Inspiration after play-off

South Korea’s Lee wins ANA Inspiration after play-off
Mirim Lee
Lee’s old top at a necessary changed into tied for 2d at the 2016 British Birth
-15 B Henderson (Can), N Korda (US), M Lee (Kor); -13 L Thompson (US); -12 S Lewis (US); -10 L Ko (NZ)
Chosen: -9 M Reid (Eng); -8 D Kang (US); -1 G Corridor (Eng); +1 J Ewart Shadoff (Eng); +2 S Meadow (NI)
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South Korea’s Mirim Lee gained her first necessary title at the ANA Inspiration after a three-formula play-off.

The 29-year-aged beat Nelly Korda and Brooke Henderson – who had tied for the lead after the third round – with a birdie on the first extra hole.

She shot a 5-below-par 67 within the final round, in conjunction with three chip-ins and an eagle on the 18th, to tie on 15 below all over regulation play.

“I appropriate advised myself to enact this instant,” she acknowledged.

Victory marks world number 94 Lee’s fourth LPGA title and her first since 2017.

Her old top enact at a necessary came at the 2016 British Birth when she tied for 2d.

Lee had been two shots off the saunter originally of Sunday’s final round in California, tied for third with Lexi Thompson and Katherine Kirk within the support of American Korda and Canada’s Henderson.

Having already chipped in on the sixth, Lee learned the cup from off the fairway on 16.

On the other hand, with a bogey on the penultimate hole it looked esteem her likelihood had gone, only for her to catch more magic off the support of the fairway on the 72nd hole.

Korda had led from the first round and hit six birdies in her final round but none came on her final four holes – in conjunction with lacking a putt to clutch it on the final.

England’s Mel Reid accomplished tied for seventh on 9 below – her top enact at the occasion – while Georgia Corridor changed into support on one below.

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