RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Charley Hull made a hard run at winning her first major championship Sunday at the ANA Inspiration.
Burying a 15-foot birdie at the last, Hull looked like she might get herself into a playoff with Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn, but Ko stole the final scene with a birdie at the last to win.
Still, Hull left Mission Hills with her best finish in a major championship. The 20-year-old Englishwoman tied for second with In Gee Chun.
Hull birdied five of the final 10 holes.
“I'm happy because I played some great golf on that back nine,” Hull said. “I know I can play well under pressure now, when I have to get it going. So, it kind of helps me with that, making birdies when you're down. That’s what I kind of did out there today. I'm happy I holed that putt on the last, and I'm proud of myself.
“Lydia hit a great shot into the last, and she should be proud of herself.”