Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic, breaks Canadian wins record
Brooke Henderson captured the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Sunday to break the Canadian record for most Tour wins with nine already in her young career.
The win broke a tie between Henderson and Sandra Post for the most wins by a Canadian golfer on the LPGA Tour, which was previously eight. The victory also moved Henderson passed fellow countrymen Mike Weir and George Knudson for the most career wins of any Canadian golfer on the LPGA or PGA Tour.
“That’s really cool,” Henderson said after her second win of the year. “Earlier this year to get my eighth win and to tie that record was a huge deal for me. To now to kind of breakthrough that is awesome. I’m just really excited for the rest of the summer and hopefully many more wins in the future.”
Henderson broke the record by shooting a two-under 70 on Sunday to close out her wire-to-wire victory. She matched the tournament record with an overall score of 21 under to edge out the likes of Lexi Thompson, Su Oh, Nasa Hataoka, and Brittany Altomare by one shot.
Coming into the final round with a two-shot lead, Henderson notched three birdies over his last 18 holes. Her lone hiccup came at the 16th when she suffered her only bogey of the day. But Henderson was able to hold on to further solidify her place among the greats to come out of Canada.
“It’s really special,” the 21-year-old Henderson said. “I’m so happy that both my mom and my dad can be out here to watch my sister and I win this. It’s always special when they’re here, especially on Father’s Day.”
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