It's a record: Brooke Henderson claims ninth LPGA Tour victory


Canada's Brooke Henderson picked up right where she left off by firing her second straight 64 on Friday to grab a three-shot lead in the weather hit Meijer Classic which was suspended due to darkness.

"Of course, that's in the back of your mind, but it's long from over", Henderson said.

The 21-year-old Henderson, who has 64-64 in the first two rounds, added a 69 and is now 19-under 197 at Blythefield Country Club, while Annie Park, with 69 followed by 65-65, is 17-under and Lexi is 16-under. "I'm so happy and really grateful for everything and I just want to wish everybody a Happy Father's Day". "Made a birdie and it was a great start", said Park, who arrived early on Saturday morning to finish the final hole of her second round.

Henderson's opening round included a hole-in-one on the par-three 15th which she aced just before Thursday's round was halted. Henderson, 21, won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for a second time, edging Lexi Thompson, Nasa Hataoka, Brittany Altomare and Su Oh by one stroke.

"I was just trying to make some more birdies out there and I just seemed to be rubbing edges all day", said Henderson.

"I kind of found it hard to find my rhythm during the middle part of the round", said Henderson.

Aditi completed her second round on Saturday with an seven-under 65 that closed with an eagle on 18th. Oh returned a bogey-free 66 on Sunday.

The round of the day however belonged to Lexi Thompson, who motored up the leaderboard with a dazzling 10-under-par 62, equalling the course record.

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Thai No 2 Moriya Jutanugarn, after a 70, settled at joint ninth.

Brooke Henderson has written another chapter in Canadian golf history.

With caddie/sister Brittany and mother Darlene looking on, father Dave sprayed her with champagne to celebrate.

"Definitely a little exhausted with the late night and early start this morning, but just really happy with how I played the first two rounds", Henderson said.

"Just go into it just like any other tournament", Kupcho said. "There's a lot of birdie holes out there and a lot of opportunities, so you just have to take advantage of them". So we owe a lot to him and we're happy when he's able to join us at tournaments.

That sets a Canadian file for most wins on either the PGA or LPGA tours.

"When I was walking up here I thought maybe I would have to birdie or eagle this hole to get the job done, but when I looked at the scoreboard I was sort of shocked that all I needed to do was three-putt and par", Henderson said. I knew if I could stick to my game plan and hit a lot of fairways and greens then hopefully birdies would fall.