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Su Oh equals best LPGA Tour finish in Michigan

Oh surveys a putt during her final round today (Photo: Getty Images Sport / Andy Lyons)
Australian, Su Oh, equalled her best finish on the LPGA Tour by playing the weekend alone in 14 under par and eventually finishing one behind Canada's Brooke Henderson at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids in Michigan, continuing the improvement in her game she displayed last week after a series of missed cuts.

Oh’s result was her second runner-up finish of the 2019 season on the LPGA Tour, having finished behind Celine Boutier at the Victorian Open in February.

Oh reached the turn in 31 today and at that point was two off the lead and right on the heels of Henderson after trailing by five heading into the final round.

She was unable to maintain the momentum over the closing nine, however, adding just one more birdie but it would be an extremely encouraging week for Oh after missing six consecutive cuts before playing significantly better at the Shoprite Classic last week.  

Of the other Australians to make the weekend, Minjee Lee finished 16th and Katherine Kirk 30th.

Henderson won her 9th LPGA Tour title and in doing so has become the winningest Canadian golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tour and at the age of just 21 there appears many more to come.

Henderson won by one shot over Oh, Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and Americans Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare holding off several strong challenges after taking a two-shot lead over Annie Park into the final round. Thompson who on last week in New Jersey, eagled the final hole to add further pressure to the leader and although three-putting for par, Henderson was able to hold on for the narrow win.

Henderson moved ahead of the Likes of Sandra Post, Mike Weir and George Knudson as notable Canadians with multiple success on their respective tours and by the time her career comes to an end, whenever that may be, she is likely to have established an almost unreachable milestone in Canadian golf.

 

  

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