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It was her fourth LPGA title overall after last year's United States and Canadian Women's Open crowns.

"I thought the tournament was gone", Jones said.

She took the title at the weather-shortened Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic in May. Top-ranked Inbee Park (76) missed the cut at 5-over 149.

"I think this is one more step towards winning a major", said Hataoka, who won her maiden LPGA title last Sunday at the NW Arkansas Championship.

Ryu, who turned 28 on Friday, would have overtaken Park Sung-hyun atop the rankings with a victory after starting the day with a three-stroke lead.

Ryu carded a 3-under, 69 as the crowd gifted a birthday dessert at the 18th.

The Kiwi holds a share of 11th heading into the final day in IL.

Park was four behind Ryu at the start of the day at seven-under.

The former world number one, back in form after a spell in the doldrums, joined South Korean compatriot Park Sung-hyun (72) and Canadian Brooke Henderson (71) at six-under 138 at Kemper Lakes in Kildeer, Illinois.

Ryu finished with birdies on three of the final five holes, including a hard par-3 No. 17 that has water on three sides of a wide and contoured green along with some deep bunkers.

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It marks Park's second win of the season.

While Park and Henderson found early momentum, it took Ryu a little bit longer to find her rhythm.

"After the front nine I couldn't actually expect to be leading after the round", Ryu said after making four back-nine birdies to surge pass a spluttering Henderson.

And there was to be plenty of drama over the final three holes. But once Ryu made a double bogey on the 17th hole by hitting her tee shot into the hazard, she allowed Park and Hataoka to share the lead, forcing a sudden-death playoff.

With Ryu lying on the green, it seemed Park would be fortunate to get away with a bogey.

Park's ball landed on a big tuft of grass. She capped her round with a 15-foot birdie putt on 18 for a three-shot cushion.

In regulation, Park was trailing Ryu by one stroke at 10-under, when she almost put her second shot into water short of the green.

After taking a penalty stroke, Ryu put her third shot to the fringe well behind the pin and two-putted from there for her second double bogey of the round.

Hataoka waited in the clubhouse for a couple of hours to see whether her 10-under 278 total would be enough for the 19-year-old to claim a maiden major triumph. Hataoka missed hers, and Park, the last to putt, had to make hers to extend the playoff. After a greenside wedge shot ran too far past the hole for her liking on the 11th hole, she buried the club into her bag, snapping the shaft in two.

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