6th April 2015 | Sunshine Ladies Tour
Play-off joy for Lincicome
Brittany Lincicome claimed a play-off victory in the ANA Inspiration and celebrated after four tough days at the Dinah Shore Course with her second dip in Poppieâ€™s Pond at Mission Hills Country Club on Sunday.
Lincicome tied fellow American Stacy Lewis with an eagle at the 18th in regulation play.
Lewis, the champion in 2011, closed with a 70 to set the target at nine-under-par 279, but Lincicome boxed a 10-footer for eagle to tie her former Solheim Cup partner with a final round 69.
The 2009 champion captured the victory with a two-putt par on the third extra hole.
Meanwhile South Africaâ€™s Paula Reto closed with a three under 69 to celebrate her best Major performance with a tie for 26th on two-under-par 286.
Reto, whose payday was worth $22,429, notched a pair of birdies on each nine and dropped her only shot of the day at the par-four 18th.
Compatriot Lee-Anne Pace returned a final round 73 to tie for 69th on seven over 295.
FINAL RESULT (Top 10 and RSA)
279 *Brittany Lincicome USA 72-68-70-69 (*play-off victory at third extra hole)
279 Stacy Lewis USA 72-69-68-70
280 Morgan Pressel USA 67-72-71-70
281 Carlota Ciganda ESP 74-71-68-68; Anna Nordqvist SWE 71-72-69-69; Sei Young Kim KOR 72-65-69-75
282 Lexi Thompson USA 72-69-71-70
283 Suzann Pettersen NOR 76-68-72-67; Mi Hyang Lee KOR 74-68-70-71; Shanshan Feng CHI 71-70-70-72
286 Paula Reto RSA 74-73-70-69
295 Lee-Anne Pace RSA 77-69-76-73
PHOTO â€“ ANA Inspiration champion Brittany Lincicome; credit LPGA Tour/Getty Images