Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Canada's Brooke Henderson pulls away to win LPGA Lotte Championship

Canada's Brooke Henderson pulls away to win LPGA Lotte Championship

Canada's Brooke Henderson delivered her second straight bogey-free round on Thursday to take a two-shot lead at the halfway point of the LPGA Tour's Lotte Golf Championship. After making her only bogey of the round on the first hole, Feng drained six birdies in the final 17 holes.

Henderson doubled her overnight advantage to two strokes with birdies at the third and ninth, before bogeying the par-three 12th and missing a short birdie chance at the next.

Henderson finished the day at nine under par, one shot clear of American Mo Martin, who shot a 72, and two shots ahead of Japan's Nasa Hataoka and South Korean Inbee Park in third place.

"I saved pars early in my round and then I got my confidence back", said Feng. "With this putting, I can't win". Azahara Munoz of Spain finished runner-up with 8 under par.

If there was a player worth serious consideration at this year's Women's British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes it might just be Henderson whose last two victories have come in some of the windiest golf conditions imaginable, first at the Women's New Zealand Open and now this event during which demanding conditions also prevailed. "Watching Pernilla [Lindberg] win a major was a lot of motivation". "I watched the playoff and the grit and determination that she had, I was like, 'I can do that too.' I kind of owe a lot to her this week".

Park, who achieved a career Grand Slam in 2015, reached the top spot in the world ranking for the first time in April 2013 and held the ranking for a total of 92 weeks.

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