Canada’s Brooke Henderson wins Evian Championship for second main LPGA title

Ultimate-round even-par 71 clinched win over LPGA rookie Sophia Schubert on 17-under 267

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Brooke Henderson’s six-year look forward to a second main championship title is over.

The Canadian ended a wild remaining spherical on the Evian Championship by rolling in an 8-foot birdie putt on the 18th gap to win by one stroke on Sunday.

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Henderson was soaked in champagne by fellow gamers on the 18th inexperienced after an even-par spherical of 71 that noticed her end on 17-under 267 and forward of Sophia Schubert, an LPGA rookie who was one in all many to make a run at Henderson at Evian Resort Golf Membership.

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5 gamers have been tied for third an extra shot again: Mao Saigo (64), Lydia Ko (66), Charley Hull (67), Hyo Joo Kim (67) and Carlota Ciganda (68).

Henderson, who gained the Ladies’s PGA Championship in 2016 on the age of 18, began the ultimate spherical with a two-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu. It was worn out after the primary gap because of a birdie from Ryu and a bogey from Henderson.

So started a loopy remaining spherical of the fourth main of yr, that includes four-putts from Henderson and Ryu, a spectator selecting up a ball that dribbled into the tough and landed by her ft and — at one stage on the again 9 — a seven-way tie for the lead.

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In complete, there have been 13 adjustments of chief, with Henderson solely knocked out of it — briefly — when Schubert (68) made birdie at No. 12 to maneuver onto 15 underneath.

Henderson held herself collectively and managed to maintain tempo with Schubert with birdies at Nos. 14 and 15. The pair have been tied for the lead after reaching the 18th, with Schubert taking part in within the group forward of Henderson.

Schubert’s birdie putt got here to relaxation barely an inch from the cup simply after Henderson had a wild hook off the tee, just for the ball to ricochet off the bushes and again out to the tough.

Henderson laid up and, from 107 yards, despatched her third shot to eight ft. The birdie putt by no means seemed like lacking and Henderson bent her knees because the ball fell into the cup.

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