REGINA—Brooke Henderson ended Canada’s lengthy drought on the CP Ladies’s Open on Sunday, firing a final-round 7-under-par 65 to win the nationwide championship by 4 strokes.
Henderson completed with a 21-under 267 complete, sealing the win with a brief birdie putt on the 18th gap on the Wascana Nation Membership.
American Angel Yin was alone in second place after a 68 and American Jennifer Track (67) was six pictures behind at 15 underneath. Australians Minjee Lee (68) and Su Oh (69) have been seven strokes off the tempo in a fourth-place tie with South Korea’s Amy Yang (68) and American Austin Ernst (69).
It was the primary time a Canadian has received this match since Jocelyne Bourassa took the 1973 occasion — then known as La Canadienne — at Montreal.
Henderson earned US$337,500 of the $2.25-million purse for her second victory of the season. It was her seventh profession LPGA Tour win, transferring her one behind Sandra Put up’s report for all-time victories by a Canadian.
Henderson, who began the day with a one-shot lead, was aggressive from the beginning on an overcast, chilly morning in entrance of a vocal group of adoring supporters.
Displaying a steely focus and no signal of nerves, she discovered the golf green together with her opening drive and cleared a greenside bunker together with her second shot, sticking the ball 12 ft from the pin.
Henderson is without doubt one of the largest hitters on the Tour however her brief recreation could be inconsistent at instances. The 20-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., set the early tone by sinking the birdie putt for a two-shot lead.
She gave the stroke again on the second gap after her drive discovered the tough. A line of fairway-hugging timber pressured her to chip out on the golf green and Henderson would accept bogey.
Again-to-back pars adopted, permitting Oh to briefly pull even with the Canadian. Nevertheless, Oh missed a 10-foot par putt on the fifth gap and Henderson drained a 25-footer for birdie to regain the lead.
After a birdie-bogey run, Henderson confirmed her kind on the par-3, 206-yard eighth gap. With a difficult pin placement, she elevated her tee shot completely to clear a greenside ridge and bunker to depart herself an 18-foot putt.
She hit the birdie to maneuver to 16-under for a three-shot cushion on Oh and defending champion Sung Hyun Park of South Korea.
Henderson was taking part in to win and to not simply grasp on.
A gentle rain began to fall as the previous few teams made the flip. Among the tour’s largest names have been chasing Henderson however nobody might get scorching sufficient on the again 9 to get shut.
Yin hovered a couple of pictures again however Henderson wouldn’t budge.
The Canadian was making virtually each shot look simple. The greens softened up a contact and Henderson was going for the pins. Method pictures have been normally in tight and the putter was working.
Yin rolled in her third straight birdie on No. 15, and Henderson answered by knocking in her fourth birdie putt in a row to maintain her three-shot lead.
She maintained that cushion by means of the 17th gap, permitting her to completely benefit from the second on No. 18 because the packed gallery roared throughout her stroll up the golf green.
After an attractive drive, Henderson’s method shot from 69 yards out cozied as much as the opening. She tapped within the brief putt and the celebration was on.
Park (71), who completed at 13 underneath, will retain her No. 1 place on this planet rankings for an additional week. She was tied with three-time CP Ladies’s Open champion Lydia Ko (69) and several other others.
American Mo Martin was one other shot again at 12 underneath after firing a course-record 62.
Hamilton’s Alena Sharp (71) was at 6 underneath, two pictures forward of Quebec Metropolis’s Anne-Catherine Tanguay (73).
The 2019 CP Ladies’s Open will likely be held on the Magna Golf Membership in Aurora, Ont.