Brooke Henderson makes history with win at Meijer LPGA Classic

Tanya Simon
June 19, 2019

Grand Rapids (USA), Jun 16 (PTI) Indian golfer Aditi Ashok slipped on the third day of the Meijer LPGA Classic with a two-over 74, shortly after playing out one of her best rounds on the LPGA Tour, here.

Trying to break a tie for the Canadian victory record for both women and men, Henderson completed an 8-under 64 in the rain-delayed first round and shot another 64 in the second round at Blythefield Country Club.

The 21-year-old former tournament victor played 30 holes on Friday after rainstorms forced a seven hour delay during Thursday's opening round. "Didn't form as many as I wanted, however barely sufficient". George Knudson and Mike Weir share the mark on the PGA Tour, also with eight victories. She was in the mix right to the end, just a shot back when Henderson bogeyed the 16 hole, then making an up-and-down for par at the 17.

"Took a good nap in there", Park said. "I kind of got started batting third and that's never a good sign". "I am upright in actual fact angry for the rest of the summer and optimistically many extra wins within the long poke". Park's fellow Americans Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare are tied for third at -16. Henderson birdied five of her final six holes on Friday for consecutive 64s. "Didn't see it go in, but I heard the cheers and we just kind of celebrated on the tee there, which was really cool".

Jennifer Kupcho, four strokes within the again of Henderson coming into the day, had a 76 to descend correct into a tie for Twenty third at 11 below in her third expert originate. The former Wake Forest star won the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur in April. "So I'm really grateful about that because I don't know, I was shaking pretty bad on those last couple putts". "Just happy. I feel like I'm hitting the ball well and giving myself a lot of great looks, which is exciting".

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"Unfortunately, I didn't hit it that monumental at the recent time, however I made some in actual fact valid putts on my second nine", Thompson stated.

"I had a good warmup on the range, felt good about my game", Thompson said.

Defending champion So Yeon Ryu and world No. 1 Jin Young Ko, both of South Korea, are among eight players tied for 20th at 9 under after each shooting 70. Oh had a 66, and Altomare shot 68.

Henderson matched the tournament record of 21-under that she set in 2017 (when the course played to a par of 71) and also was tied previous year by So Yeon Ryu. She now has seven top-10 finishes, including another win in the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii, and a total of $962,811 in earnings.

"It was getting pretty dark at that point", Henderson said. "Two awesome players and defending champions, so they know how to play this golf course really well".

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