Patty Tavatanakit lands first major with ANA Inspiration title

England duo Hull and Reid finished just outside the top 10

Sport Staff
Monday 05 April 2021 07:57
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Rookie Patty Tavatanakit held off a late charge from Lydia Ko to take the first major of the LPGA season at the ANA Inspiration.

It was the 21-year-old’s first win on the LPGA Tour with a superb 67 on Saturday seeing her enter the final round five shots clear.

An eagle on the par-five second saw her move to 16 under at Rancho Mirage, and two birdies saw her finish on 18 under, two shots clear of Ko.

The New Zealander mounted a late challenge for the title, picking up seven shots on the front nine and three on the way back for a 62, a record low score for a round at the tournament.

Four players were tied for third, seven shots back from Tavatanakit, including Nelly Korda, Sei Young Kim and Nanna Koerstz Madsen.

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Inbee Park was among three tied for seventh on 10 under, while England’s Mel Reid finished with a 67 and was tied for 14th on seven under alongside compatriot Charley Hull.

Georgia Hall finished 36T after a final round three under.

Reuters

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