Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2012 12:31
Monday, 18 June 2012 12:17
On Wednesday June 13, 2012, Smiths Falls, Ontario’s Brooke Henderson made history by winning the CN Canadian Women’s Tour event at Club de golf Beloeil.
Henderson, a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, held off LPGA Tour member Lisa Ferrero by two strokes for the win.
With her victory, she earns an exemption into the CN Canadian Women’s Open in August in Vancouver.
According to Golf Canada records, Henderson, just 14 years old, will be the youngest player ever to play in the event.
“It’s so exciting and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Henderson. “Hopefully, I can have some good rounds down there and play well.”
Henderson entered final round play with a single stroke lead after posting an opening-round 67 on Tuesday. She recorded four birdies to close the tournament at three under to win by two over Lisa Ferrero of Lodi, Calif.
Henderson also just earned a berth in the 2012 U.S Girls’ Junior Championship by tying for first at a qualifying event in Penfield, N.Y.
The season’s final CN Canadian Women’s Tour event is scheduled for June 25-27 at Legends on the Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Until Brooke Henderson’s entry into the CN Canadian Women’s Open, it appeared that the youngest player to play in the Canadian Women’s Open was LPGA teen sensation Lexi Thompson.
When she played in 2010 she was only 15. Brooke will turn 15 after the tournament on September 10th. That same year, Michelle Wie became the youngest champion of the tournament at 20 years of age.
While Brooke is quite young, she is far from the youngest person to play in an LPGA event. That honour goes to Beverly Klass. At just 10 years old, she played in the 1967 Dallas Civitan Open, and finished 51st.
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