October 6, 2014
Already a three-time LPGA winner, and as much of a veteran as a 19 year-old can be, Brooke Henderson knew what lay ahead for her in the final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give. The leaderboard was crowded and she was one stroke back of top spot.
“…you’ve just got to stay patient and just keep playing your own game,” were the words of Brooke Henderson when she was asked to assess the crowded leaderboard on Saturday.
In gusty conditions Sunday, the Smiths Falls Ontario native followed her own advice on her way to victory in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the 4th of her LPGA Tour career.
In doing so she held off the likes of Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, and Moriya Jutanugarn. Wie and Thompson finished at -15 with Thompson being the last one able to spoil Henderson's party. To do that she required a hole-out eagle on the 18th hole to tie the leader in the clubhouse. She could muster no more than a par.
Henderson posted rounds of 63-67-67-66 (-17) to earn the title. She cobbled together the scores with the ultimate combination of long drives, fairways and greens hit, and the hot putter she had been…
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