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ANA Inspiration: Lexi Thompson loses play-off following four-stroke penalty

ANA Inspiration: Lexi Thompson loses play-off following four-stroke penalty

-14 Ryu So Yeon (Kor), -14 L Thompson (US); -13 M Lee (Aus), -13 Inbee Park (Kor), S Pettersen (Nor); -11 Wie (US); -10 C Kerr (US)
Selected others:-7 L Ko (NZ); -5 C Hull (Eng); +6 M Reed (Eng) 

American Lexi Thompson was left in tears after being handed a four-stroke penalty while leading the final round of the first major of the season - and then losing a play-off to So Yeon Ryu.

She incorrectly replaced a marked ball in Saturday's third round - a TV viewer spotted the offence and told officials.

Thompson was leading the ANA Inspiration by two shots when told of the penalty after her 12th hole.

She birdied the 18th to force a play-off which Ryu won at the first hole.

Thompson, 22, had missed a 20-foot eagle putt on the last that would have given her a sensational victory at Mission Hills in California. 

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