Brooke Henderson Repeats at LOTTE Championship

Brooke Henderson Wins LOTTE Championship
Brooke Henderson poses with the trophy after winning the LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina GC on Apr 21, 2019 in Kapolei, HI. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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%
Putts/GIR: 91/1.72
Scores: 1 Eagle, 19 Birdies, 47 Pars, 5 Bogeys

Brooke Henderson Wins LOTTE Championship
Brooke Henderson tees off on the 17th hole during the final round of the LOTTE Championship at Ko Olina GC on Apr 21, 2019 in Kapolei, HI. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Quotable

“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.

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