Mirim Lee wins her first big at ANA Inspiration

The South Korean golfer beat Brooke Henderseon and Nelly Korda in the tiebreaker to claim her fourth professional title on the LPGA circuit.


South Korean Mirim Lee achieved this Sunday the first 'great' of her career by winning the ANA Inspiration, held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage (California) and resolved with a tiebreaker with the Canadian Brooke Henderson and the American Nelly Korda.

Lee, 29, won his fourth LPGA title and first in a major. He debuted his record at the 2014 Meijer Classic. That same year he won the Reignwood Classic and three later he won the Kia Classic.

His best result in a 'big' so far was second place in 2016 at the British Open. He also signed a fourth with the PGA that same season.

Lee, Henderson and Korda finished all four rounds tied at 273 strokes (15 under par), forcing them to play a tiebreaker.

The tournament was settled on the first extra hole, in which Lee birdied the par 5 of the 18th hole. His rivals made the par.

The South Korean signed 67 impacts (-5) in the last round with an eagle and four birdies for a single bogey. Three of the birdies were achieved with three spectacular chips on holes 6, 16 and 18.

He succeeds his compatriot Ko Jin-young in the tournament record.

Among the Spanish the best was Carlota Ciganda from Pamplona, who arrived on the last day with options but finished eleven strokes behind the winner due to a final round of 77 (+5). Malaga's Azahara Muñoz did it with +7 in the total.

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