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Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA to break Canadian victory record

Brooke Henderson, of Canada, watches her tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Meijer LPA Classic golf tournament, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Al Goldis / Associated Press)
Brooke Henderson, of Canada, watches her tee shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Meijer LPA Classic golf tournament, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Al Goldis / Associated Press)
Associated Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Brooke Henderson won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday to break the Canadian record for tour victories with nine.

The 21-year-old Henderson led wire-to-wire for her second victory in three years at Blythefield Country Club, closing with a 2-under 70 in chilly conditions to hold off Lexi Thompson, Nasa Hataoka, Su Oh and Brittany Altomare by a stroke.

Henderson broke a tie with Sandra Post for the Canadian record on the LPGA Tour and also moved ahead of George Knudson and Mike Weir for the overall country mark.

Also the Lotte Championship winner in April in Hawaii, Henderson matched the tournament record of 21 under that she set in 2017 (when the course played to a par of 71) and was also tied last year by So Yeon Ryu. Henderson opened with consecutive 64s, playing 30 holes Friday after rain delayed the start Thursday, and had a 69 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.

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