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Henderson tops LPGA

GRAND RAPIDS, United States (AFP) – Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson became the youngest winner of 2017 on Sunday, closing with a bogey-free 66 for a two-stroke victory at the rain-hit Meijer Classic.

The 19-year-old Henderson claimed the fourth LPGA Tour win of her career by finishing with a 72-hole total of 17-under 263 at the Blythefield Country Club course.

“I was kind of surprised when I looked at the leaderboard and I had a two-shot lead on the 18th green,” Henderson said. “Super happy and I’m just glad it’s done and I finally have my fourth win.”

Henderson also won on Father’s Day, so it was fitting that her dad was in the gallery watching her charge to victory.

“This morning, (my Dad) said, ‘Do it for me,’ so this is definitely for him,” said Henderson, who also had her 26-year-old sister Brittany as her caddie. “He’s my coach, my best friend and a great father, so thank you, Dad!”

Americans Lexi Thompson (69) and Michelle Wie (65) finished two strokes back of Henderson at 15 under.

Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn shot a 66 to reach 14-under 266 and was tied for fourth with Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom (65) and Australia’s Oh Su-Hyun (64).

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