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Minjee Lee passes US$1 million as Henderson wins at home

Henderson's 7th LPGA Tour title perhaps her most satisfying. (Photo: Henry Peters)
Canada’s Brooke Henderson has secured her most emotional and arguably significant victory with a four-shot win at her national Open in Saskatchewan.

The brilliant 20-year old was unstoppable at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, winning her 7th LPGA Tour title and the second of the 2018 season.

A final round of 65 gave Henderson’s chasers little hope in the damp and cold conditions, five birdies in her last seven holes putting the stamp on her victory and allowing one of Canadian sports’ favourite personalities the chance to savour victory in front of a massive crowd at Wascana Country Club in Regina.

“It's amazing, just surreal,” said Henderson immediately after her win. “The crowds here have been so amazing all week, and to finish it off the way I did is really a dream come true.

“It's been a really tough year, so to get this for my family and just for the whole of Canada, I'm really happy.

"Winning this event, there's tons of history. I was happy that I was able to break that long stretch without a Canadian winning on the LPGA Tour, and just to look at this trophy and read some of the names on it, it's really incredible to be able to know that my name is going to be added there, as well."

Henderson won by four over American Angel Yin with another shot back to another American Jennifer Song.

Australians Su Oh and Minjee Lee tied for 4th with Amy Yang and Austin Ernst, Oh unable to build on what had been a fast start to the day when she birdied three of her first four holes to join Henderson in the lead.

Oh and Lee earned US$88,000 for their week’s efforts taking Lee past US$1 million for the season for the first time in her career. She is currently 5th on the money list with earnings of US$1,072,000.

Amongst the other Australians, Katherine Kirk was 28th and Hannah Green 69th. 






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