Pernilla Lindberg

Inbee Park and Pernilla Lindberg to return on Monday for ANA Inspiration play-off


Inbee Park has 19 career victories to her name Inbee Park has 19 career victories to her name

Inbee Park has 19 career victories to her name

Inbee Park and Pernilla Lindberg will return to Mission Hills Country Club on Monday morning to complete a play-off for the ANA Inspiration title.

South Korean Park and Swede Lindberg could not be split after playing the 18th hole four times in sudden death.

Park, seeking her eighth major title, and Lindberg, chasing her first career victory in her 250th tournament appearance, both parred the 18th at the fourth time of asking as they played in near-darkness.

They are scheduled to resume the play-off at 8am local time on Monday – 4pm BST.

Pernilla Lindberg in action during the final round of the ANA Inspiration Pernilla Lindberg in action during the final round of the ANA Inspiration

Pernilla Lindberg in action during the final round of the ANA Inspiration

The pair decided to make one last trip to the 18th tee after birdieing the same hole at the third attempt when American Jennifer Song was eliminated from the play-off after only making a par, after she had missed a golden birdie opportunity the second time around – the trio all recording pars at the first two attempts.

All three players had earned their place in the play-off by birdieing the 18th hole in regulation following excellent third shots into the green on the par-five.

Jennifer Song dropped out of the play-off at the third hole Jennifer Song dropped out of the play-off at the third hole

Jennifer Song dropped out of the play-off at the third hole

The trio finished on 15-under 273, Park and Song both closing with five-under 67s as Lindberg, who had led by three overnight, signed for a 71.

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and American Jessica Korda shared fourth place on 14 under after charging through the field with rounds of 65 and 66 respectively.

Jessica Korda claimed a share of fourth place Jessica Korda claimed a share of fourth place

Jessica Korda claimed a share of fourth place

Jutanugarn’s sister Moriya was only a shot behind on 13 under, while Korda’s sister Nelly also finished strongly with a 67 to claim a share of 13th place on 10 under.

England’s Charley Hull had to settle for a joint-sixth with Moriya Jutanugarn after closing with a 69.

Hull’s challenge faltered early on following a double-bogey sixth at the third, although she recovered with four birdies over the final 10 holes, including one at the 18th where she went close to posting an eagle.

Ayako Uehara of Japan (69) had sole possession of eighth spot on 12 under, with England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff (71), Germany’s Caroline Masson 68), American Amy Olson (72) and Sung Hyun Park of South Korea (71) tying for ninth place on 11 under.

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