Evian Championship: Canadian Brooke Henderson wins second major title

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Brooke Henderson completed on 17-under for the event
-17 B Henderson (Can); -16 S Schubert (US); -15 M Saigo (Jpn); SY Kim (Kor); C Hull (Eng); C Ciganda (Spa)
Chosen others: -13 G Corridor (Eng); -9 J Ewart (Eng)

Brooke Henderson birdied the final to win the Evian Championship by one shot and carry her second main title.

The Canadian, 24, claimed her first main within the 2016 Girls’s PGA Championship.

Henderson completed on 17-under, edging Sophia Schubert, and stated: “I am tremendous excited to have my second main win.”

England’s Charley Hull ended on 15-under and tied third in a bunch of 5 golfers, whereas compatriot Georgia Corridor was two pictures again and tied for eighth.

Henderson, who struggled to a 71 within the final spherical, needed to battle for the victory.

She had misplaced her lead, however bounced again with back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15, earlier than rolling within the decisive eight-foot putt to triumph.

“It was undoubtedly an fascinating day. Not the day I wished however I stayed affected person,” added Henderson.

“The saying is majors are gained on the again 9 on Sunday, so I saved that in thoughts.”

She added time spent with household has additionally helped her sport.

“I took a break a few months in the past and went dwelling and frolicked with my mum and pop – he is my coach – and my [caddie] sister, Brittany additionally helped me work on a couple of issues in my sport,” stated Henderson.

“I got here again and gained a event final month [ShopRite LPGA Classic] and now this. I really feel I’ve acquired a extremely good mindset and now I am simply hoping to proceed with the identical type.”

Schubert, a former US Girls’s Beginner champion, took second place as an LGPA rookie – and the 26-year-old needs to hold the momentum along with her.

“I used to be simply attempting to remain calm coming down the stretch and did not know till the final gap the place I stood,” she stated. “I made a decision not to take a look at the leaderboards.

“It was to not be, however I am very pleased with my effort and I simply need to carry the momentum via the remainder of the season.”

Japan’s Mao Saigo hit a shocking seven-under-par 64 in spherical 4 to affix Hull in third place.

Having began six pictures adrift, Hull moved up the leaderboard with a 67 and stated: “I’ve had fairly an excellent begin to the season.

“Simply really feel good going into the Scottish and British [AIG Women’s Open]. Again in competition, particularly in a significant.”

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