Canadian Henderson tames strong winds for fourth LPGA win


Brooke Henderson bogeyed the final two holes for a 4-under 67 on Friday, but the 19-year-old golf star from Smiths Falls still left the course with a two-stroke lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. It was also Oh's second best LPGA Tour finish behind her runner-up finish at the Kingsmill Championship previous year.

Henderson, who led after each of the first two rounds, fell out of first place after a 67 but remained within striking distance of her first win of the year.

Wie finished with a 65, and Thompson had a 69. Clearly, it's working, as she's playing steadier than anyone else on the LPGA Tour.

She is the 15th different victor on the LPGA Tour in 15 tournaments this season, the longest streak without a repeat champion since 1991.

“Its kind of been a little bit tougher season for me, I havent got the results that Ive been really looking for, ” Henderson said. "Super happy and I'm just glad it's done and I finally have my fourth win".

"It seems like everyone did really well today", said Wie.

"This morning, (my Dad) said, 'Do it for me, ' so this is definitely for him", Henderson said.

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The American frittered away the Manulife LPGA Classic in Ontario on Sunday by three-putting the final two holes of regulation before falling to Ariya in a three-way playoff.

Paired with Jessica Korda and Aditi Ashok for the third round at the Maijer LPGA Classic, Wie has the advantage of playing a stress-free game on moving day.

Henderson, meanwhile, will look to win just her third major title after winning the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and the Cambia Portland Classic past year. Her successor, Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn, is eight off the pace.

Henderson had seven birdies and three bogeys at Blythefield Country Club on Friday.

New Zealand's Lydia Ko, Feng Simin of China and Swede Madelene Sagstrom one shot further back.

"It's really exciting and it gives me a lot of confidence going into that tournament knowing that I'm coming off a win", she said.