With father and manager Dave Henderson and other family members watching, a 19-year-old Canadian won a Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, holding off Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson by dual strokes in cool, breezy conditions.
“It was only like a ideal day,” a Smiths Falls, Ont., local said. “My father is my coach, he’s a good father to both my sister (caddie Brittany) and I, and he’s one of a best friends. He’s with us all a time, and he gave me a lot of lines early in a week that we didn’t know, that we wouldn’t routinely take though him there. But he said, ‘If we wish to win and we wish to contend, we need to take these lines off a tee.’
“I did that and we had an advantage over a rest of a margin all 4 days. So this win, we contend it’s for him, though it unequivocally is for him since we substantially wouldn’t have finished it though him.”
Henderson sealed with a 66 on a Blythefield blueprint that was reduced to a standard of 69 – a fifth hole was played as a standard 3 instead of a standard 5 – a final dual rounds since of flooding.
Wie finished with a 65, and Thompson had a 69.
Henderson finished during 17-under 263 and warranted $300,000. She led after any of a initial dual rounds, sharpened 63-67 during a standard of 71, and had a 67 on Saturday to dump a cadence behind Thompson.
Henderson won twice final year, holding a KPMG Women’s PGA Championship for her initial major, and successfully fortifying her pretension in a Cambia Portland Classic.
Henderson had 3 birdies in a bogey-free round. She birdied Nos. 7 and 8, while Thompson faltered.
“I missed a brief one on 10, that we would have favourite to have, though afterwards we finished a good birdie on No. 11,” Henderson said. “I had 0 bogeys on a day like currently where it was super windy. And any day on Sunday, there’s that small bit of additional vigour and you’re in row so we wish to play unequivocally good so we competence pull a few some-more shots than we would like.”
Thompson was 1 over on a initial 5 holes with dual bogeys.
Thompson strike one of a longest drives of a day on No. 9, put her proceed shot within 20 feet and finished a birdie putt to tie for a lead. But she bogeyed No. 10 to tumble out of a lead.
“I strike my motorist good a whole day, so that was unequivocally a positive,” Thompson said. “I didn’t hurl a dabble that good today. It is what it is. we strike dual good final putts. we roughly finished a dual prolonged ones.”
Wie common a lead early in a turn and wound adult with 5 birdies and no bogeys.
“It was tough out there,” Wie said. “The breeze only started floating and it was only interesting. Some spots are unequivocally wet, some spots are dry, though altogether we felt like we played good this week and I’m happy about it.”
Su Oh (64), Madelene Sagstrom (65) and Moriya Jutanugarn (66) tied for fourth during 14 under.
Second-ranked Lydia Ko had a 68 to tie for 10th during 12-under. Top-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn, entrance off a playoff feat final week in Canada over Thompson and In Gee Chun, had a 69 to for 22nd during 9 under.