Lindberg takes three-shot lead at ANA Inspiration

RANCHO MIRAGE CA- MARCH 30 Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden makes aa tee shot on the seventh hole during round two of the ANA Inspiration on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club

Minjee Lee also was 7 under after a 64, the best round of the day.

Play is due to continue tomorrow. A bogey-five on the seventh hole dropped her off the leaderboard-and off consistent TV coverage as well with so many players bunched at the top.

Lindberg made one clutch putt after another on the day, for birdies and pars.

Thompson missed five putts inside four feet, four of them to the right side.

The victor of the ANA Inspiration is going to deserve more than a bottle of vintage bubbly to celebrate on Monday, when this championship finally ends.

Wie was stricken Thursday afternoon, leading to two double bogeys and a bogey in a four-hole stretch.

Incredibly, Park played her last seven holes at 5-over par, watching her momentum turn into a fight for every shot.

With sunset at 7:06 p.m., if the third hole doesn't decide it, they will have to return Monday morning.

Park, Lindberg and Jennifer Song entered the sudden-death playoff after finishing the regulation tied at 15-under.

Lindberg started her round tied with Park at 12-under.

China's Shanshan Feng started the day 3 under for the tournament and shot 67 - which, curiously, left her tied for 10th, same as before. She won in 2011 at Mission Hills and lost a playoff to Brittany Lincicome in 2015.

Lindberg, the third-round leader, is trying to win the major championship for her first professional title. Stackhouse said mentorship from fellow Stanford alumni and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had helped her make the leap from college, where she was a four-time All-American, to the professional ranks.

Everyone else at 10 under is winless on the LPGA.

And four playoff holes wasn't enough to boil this championship down to one deserving victor, with so many players giving themselves chances to the bitter end of regulation.

Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn also finished one shot out of the playoff.

Park and Lindberg shared the lead at a tournament-record 12-under 132, three strokes ahead of Jessica Korda after two rounds in hot and mostly calm conditions at Mission Hills.

Lindberg took a three-shot lead into the final round, but her lead was gone before she even broke a sweat. Song had six to go.

While her target score each day remains a secret, she said she hit it again on Saturday.

Not long after Park's eagle, American Morgan Pressel replicated the feat, her ball landing short of the hole and one-hopping into the cup.

This year, the LPGA chose to play the longest playoff in tournament history. Beau Hossler birdied the par-4 18th to shoot 69 and match Poulter.

"I mean, if I can put a little bit of pressure that's great", said Park, who makes it look entirely effortless. "Someone's going to go out there and shoot a low round, so I just need to keep doing what I'm doing".

"I'm excited to be in the position that I'm in and just give myself a learning opportunity".

Park is seeking to win her eighth major championship.

Support from the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation starting allowed Stackhouse to compete in junior tournaments around the country, where she won 97 times and became an inspiration to aspiring female African American golfers.

Olson, from Oxbow, North Dakota, had five birdies and a bogey.

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