Brooke Henderson and Nelly Korda entered the final round the 2019 LOTTE Championship with a share of the lead, but their rounds pointed in two different directions by day’s end.
Canada’s Henderson shot 70 to claim her eighth career LPGA title on 16-under par. Meanwhile, third-round co-leader Korda signed for a quadruple-bogey on No. 18 to finish 4-over 77, tumbling to solo-eighth-place on 9 under.
“It was kind of a rough start; bogeyed the first hole. Just kind of tried to stay patient with Brit out there just because we knew it was going to be a tough day for everybody,” said Henderson, 23, who won for the first time in 2019.
“When we bogeyed the first hole it wasn’t a huge deal.”
Korea’s Eun-Hee Ji shot 1-over 73 to land runner-up on 12 under, one clear of Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn (73) and Australia’s Minjee Lee (74), who fell to 11 under, good for T3.
Final Top-5 Leaders
Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Brooke Henderson -16 (-2)
2. Eun-Hee Ji -12 (+1)
3. Ariya Jutanugarn -11 (+1)
3. Minjee Lee -11 (+2)
5. Gaby Lopez -10 (-5)
5. Danielle Kang -10 (-3)
5. Hye Jin Choi -10 (E)
Henderson’s Winning Stats
Driving: 277.5 yards
Fairways: 34/56, 60.7%
Greens: 53/72, 73.6%
Scores: 1 Eagle, 19 Birdies, 47 Pars, 5 Bogeys
“It’s really amazing to even be mentioned in the same sentence as Mike Weir, George Knudson and Sandra Post. This week was really special. I always love coming to Hawaii.”
– Brooke Henderson, after winning her eighth-career LPGA victory and tying the all-time Canadian record for most wins on both Tours.