After a couple less than satisfying finishes for her in Canada, Brooke Henderson looks to have her game back on track. The immediate evidence being a tie for 9th place at the final LPGA major championship of the season, the Evian Championship.
Playing in Evian-les-Bains, France, the 19 year-old from Smiths Falls, Ontario tallied rounds of 69-71-67-70 to finish in a share of 9th place at -7. The effort earned her (USD) $67,265 and brought her season-long LPGA earnings to $1,417,695.
In Gee Chun of Korea was the winner, posting a four round total of 21-under-par to claim the second major championship title of her career.
For Henderson, it is her third top ten finish in a major championship this year and 12th top ten overall…so far.
Her 2016 major run was highlighted by a victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June. She also tied for 10th at the ANA Inspiration at the end of March.
Henderson related how she felt about her play in big events in 2016.
“…I’ve had a really good season so far, two wins, including a major championship, and then to have two more top 10s on top of that in majors is awesome. It definitely gives me a lot of confidence moving forward. I definitely would have liked to hoist that Rolex Annika Major Award, but maybe next year.”
Henderson also seemed pleased to be back in better form as she prepares to head to the far east for some more LPGA tournaments.
“You know, coming into the week I wanted to finish at minus 10, so a few shots back from where I wanted, but it played really difficult this week,” said the World #3 ranked female golfer. “The conditions were really tough with the winds a little bit today and the rain and the wet seasons. You really had to be careful, and this is a hard golf course to begin with. But to finish at minus 7 and to see my name up there on the leaderboard again is really a cool feeling, and I’m excited for the Asia Swing.”
The only other Canadian to make the 36-hole cut in France, Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Quebec, finished in 63rd place.