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Brooke Henderson makes it # 6 at Lotte Championship

Henderson at her best as good as they come (Photo: Henry Peters)
Still five months short of her 21st birthday, Canadian Brooke Henderson today added a 6th LPGA Tour title to her already stunning resume with a four-shot victory over Spain’s Azaharo Munoz at the Lotte Championship at Ko Olina on the island of Oahu.

If there was a player worth serious consideration at this year’s Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes it might just be Henderson whose last two victories have come in some of the windiest golf conditions imaginable, first at the Women’s New Zealand Open and now this event during which demanding conditions also prevailed.

Although her win today was comfortable in the end, the gap between Henderson and her chasers today closed to just one over Inbee Park when she three putted the 12th.

Park, though, would three putt herself at the final two holes of today’s final round and when Henderson birdied the 14th and 16th she had established a margin that would ensure her walk over the final two holes would be a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Munoz put together the round of the day by two shots when her 67 moved her from a share of 15th to outright second, her best finish since consecutive runner-up finishes in March of 2014.

Inbee Park would have replaced Shanshan Feng as world number one with an outright second finish but three putts at both the 17th and 18th saw her finish in a share of 3rd with another former world number one Ariya Jutanugarn and the incumbent Feng.

Rebecca Artis would finish as the leading Australian when she tied for 39th, while Hannah Green, Katherine Kirk and former winner of this event Minjee Lee tied for 50th.

The LPGA Tour now moves to Los Angeles for the inaugural HUGEL-JTBC LA Open at the Wilshire Country Club.




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