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Fulton's McDonald records career-best finish at a major; sixth place tie at ANA Inspiration

McDonald earned $74,472 for the week.

Posted: Apr 7, 2019 9:51 PM

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP/WTVA) - Fulton native Ally McDonald recorded a career-best finish at the ANA Inspiration, the LPGA's first major of the season.

The former MSU golfer finished tied for sixth at 4-under par.  McDonald earned $74,472 for the week.

Jin Young Ko won the ANA Inspiration on Sunday at Mission Hills for her first major title and second victory in three weeks.

Ko closed with a 2-under 70 in hot and mostly calm conditions for a three-stroke victory over Mi Hyang Lee. She celebrated with the traditional winner’s leap into Poppie’s Pond.

“It’s a really great honor,” Ko said on the 18th green.

After bogeys on 13 and 15 cut her lead to a stroke, Ko made a 6-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and closed with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th.

Ko finished at 10-under 278. The 23-year-old South Korean won for the fourth time on the LPGA Tour, completing a desert sweep after taking the Founders Cup in Phoenix. She leads the money list and has five top-three finishes in six events this year.

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