LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Brooke Henderson captured her second consecutive Lotte Championship on Saturday, winning her eighth LPGA title to match Sandra Post for the most all-time tour triumphs by a Canadian.
Henderson fired a final-round two-under par 70 at Oahu’s Ko Olina Golf Club course to finish 72 holes in Hawaii on 16-under par 272 for a four-stroke victory over South Korea’s Ji Eun-hee.
Post, 70, claimed eight tour titles from 1968 through 1981.
‘’It’s amazing to be mentioned in the same sentence with Sandra Post,’’ Henderson said.
Henderson, 21, also equaled the best showing by any Canadian man on the US PGA Tour, with Mike Weir and George Knudson having each won eight career titles.
‘’It has just been surreal the last few years,’’ Henderson said. ‘’It’s just really amazing to get this win to tie Sandra and Mike Weir too. I’m so happy. I’m just glad I could come out on top.’’