ANA Inspiration: Pernilla Lindberg beats Inbee Park in play-off to win first major

Pernilla Lindberg celebrates after winning the ANA Inspiration in California
Pernilla Lindberg wore a bath robe when she received her prize after celebrating by jumping into the pond at Mission Hills Country Club
ANA Inspiration final leaderboard
-15: P Lindberg (Swe), I Park (Kor), J Song (US) -14: A Jutanugarn (Tha), J Korda (US) -13: M Jutaugarn (Tha), C Hull (Eng)
Selected others: -7: L Ko (NZ), L Thompson (US) -6: B Law (Eng), Thompson (US) -1: C Matthew (Sco) +11: F Parker (Eng)
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World number 95 Pernilla Lindberg won her first major by beating South Korea's Inbee Park in an epic eight-hole play-off at the ANA Inspiration in California.

Swede Lindberg, 31, holed from 25 feet for birdie on the par-four 10th at Mission Hills Country Club, but seven-time major winner Park, 29, was unable to follow suit from 15 feet.

The play-off for the first women's major of the season was stopped after four holes on Sunday because of darkness.

"It felt like too big a dream to come true but it has," Lindberg told the Golf Channel.

Pernilla Lindberg celebrates winning the ANA Inspiration
Lindberg follows her caddie into the pond surrounding the 18th green

"I remember writing some goals in high school about the dream scenario to win a major and leave a mark in history.

"I've probably given my dad so many heart attacks over the last few days."

American Jennifer Song, who was also part of the play-off after finishing on 15 under, was eliminated after a par on the third extra hole.

Lindberg, whose previous best result at a major was a tie for fifth at the 2015 US Open, led for all four rounds of the ANA Inspiration.

England's Charley Hull finished in a share of sixth on 13th under.

Pernilla Lindberg celebrates winning the ANA Inspiration
Lindberg turned professional in 2009

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