BEDMINSTER, N.J. — It usually goes to uncover we how most Brooke Henderson expects of herself, how most anything brief of a win isn’t good enough, that a tie for 13th during a biggest contest in women’s golf could leave her in tears.
The 19-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., knew she left a few shots on a greens during Trump National Golf Club Bedminster during a U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday on her approach to a 1-under standard 71 and a four-round sum of 3-under standard 285 (70-71-73-71).
That left her 8 shots adrift of first-time leader Sung Hyun Park, a 23-year-old who had a shining 5-under 67 for a two-shot win over 17-year-old pledge Hye-Jin Choi, who had a two-shot lead during a turn. Choi was still tied by 15, though dumped one in a H2O on a par-3 16th and done double-bogey.
Shanshan Feng, who led after any of a initial 3 rounds, triple bogeyed a 18th hole for a 75 and finished in a tie for fifth during 6-under par.
For Henderson, a beating was transparent on her face, though before she let a lid off a emotions that built adult over a march of a pressure-filled week, she still dutifully hermetic golf balls for a volunteers who scored her organisation and acted for pictures.
Henderson knew she was tighten to being means to plea for her second major, though her putter, that was so good over a initial dual days (she indispensable usually 57 putts by 36 holes), took about 27 holes off before entrance alive again. A 73 and 71 on a weekend hermetic her fate.
“It’s good to know we left something out there and I’m still T13,” pronounced Henderson, who warranted $97,696. “That’s flattering good, flattering amazing. Hopefully, a subsequent integrate of majors — and subsequent year — we can perform a small bit better.”
You could know Henderson’s disappointment. Maybe she was too distant behind (seven behind Feng to start a final round) to consider about a win, though another tip 10 in a vital would have been good (she has six, including a win, in her dozen majors given branch pro late in 2014).
She had a good possibility to get off to a drifting start when she came adult usually brief of a immature on a par-5 initial hole, though afterwards sailed her representation over a dwindle and into a border during a behind of a green, 35 feet from a hole. She done par.
On a second hole, she strike it to about 5 feet, though her try lacked joining and faded brief left.
She bogeyed a fourth hole when she didn’t adult and down from a greenside bunker. Her dabble came alive with birdies on 11 and 13, though she missed from about 15 feet on No. 18 after a cunning bump-and-run to a behind dwindle from a severe brief and left of a green.
“I putted good a initial dual days and afterwards a round distinguished unequivocally kicked in a final two,” Henderson said. “It’s good to know we have both sides and I’m usually kind of watchful for them both to come together. we done a lot of good putts on a behind 9 currently to kind of keep me in and burst adult a leaderboard a small bit that was nice.”
Next, after personification in a Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, subsequent week, Henderson will skip a Scottish Open and take a week off before a Ricoh Women’s British Open Aug. 3-6 in Fife, Scotland.
Her concentration now will be on a British Open and a Canadian Pacific Women’s Open during a Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club Aug. 24-27.
After a Canadian Open, she will try to win her third true Cambia Portland Classic Aug 31-Sept. 3.
“The British Open and a Canadian Open are unequivocally high on my list right now,” Henderson said. “Then Portland shortly after a Canadian, that is a large week for me. There’s a lot of unequivocally good events entrance up. Hopefully we can play good and see my name on a tip of a leaderboard a integrate some-more times.”
Sung Hyun Park won $900,000 US for finishing initial in box we were wondering.