& # 039; It is really surreal & # 039; – Australia & # 039; s Green wins first LPGA major shock

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Hannah Green had never been to an LPGA event before she landed her first major KPMG Women & # 39; s PGA Championship: final leaderboard-9: H Green (Aus); -8: SH Park (Kor) -6: M Reid (Eng), N Korda (United States) Selected others: +1: G Hall (Eng), L Thompson (USA); +4: G Dryburgh (Sco) Full leaderboard

Hannah Green from Australia won her first major title when she defeated titleholder Park Sung-hyun to win the Women's PGA Championship.

Green, 22, ranked 114th in the world and had never won an LPGA event for the Hazeltine National tournament.

Mel Reid from England held the clubhouse at six that was in charge when Green Green turned the entire turn

Park made birdie on the last and reached eight under, but Green escaped a bunker to draw for par and won with one stroke.

After rolling into the key-pit of about 10 feet on the 18th, she was slapped by friends on the green and wiped tears from her moments later.

"I am virtually speechless," she said after her victory over the Minnesota course.

"I was really nervous playing the last five holes and I'm just happy to make that putt on the last. It's really surreal.

" I've always been ahead want to win an Aussie crowd and although I am not in Australia, it was like that today. To win a major as my first event, I am over the moon. "

Green had led after 18, 36 and 54 holes and held a one-shot lead in the final round but got three bogeys between holes nine and 12.

She found a sublime birdie -putt at 16 to open a two-stroke advantage, but watched from the 18th fairway while Park cut the opening to a single photo with a long putt on the green up

Leaving the green, she hooked her approach in the sand but found an escape and putt to take the title and become Australia's first winner of the tournament since Karrie Webb in 2001.

Reid started the final round in 23rd place but scored a six-under -pari 66 – the lowest round of the day – to end up with a shared third place with the American Nelly Korda.

It is her best finish in a big and only her second top-10 finish. -year-old Derby born her fourth-over-par 76 in the second round after rue finding eight birdies in a sensational 18-hole final.

Green's victory won the third major women's title of the year, following successes for Ko Jin-young from South Korea at the ANA Inspiration and Lee Jeong eun at the US Open.

The fourth of the five major tournaments in the calendar – the Evian Championship – begins on July 25 in France.

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